Executive Master of Accounting (EMAC) Concentrations

Graduates from this program are well positioned to pursue a wide variety of job opportunities in both the private and public sectors of the accounting profession. These opportunities include working in public accounting firms, corporations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and any type of business that requires accounting services. Courses are designed to provide flexibility and convenience for students, and one of the key features that facilitate this is asynchronous learning, where students have the freedom to log in and access the course materials at a time that best suits their schedule. As a professional juggling multiple commitments, you can engage with your course content and participate in discussions, without being tied to specific class times or physical locations.  
The program accommodates students with non-accounting undergraduate degrees, by offering the flexibility to complete the curriculum with an additional 2-5 courses, depending on the chosen concentration. These additional courses are integrated into the program schedule, eliminating the need for prerequisite courses outside of the program. Depending on career trajectory and areas of interest, students can choose from various concentrations for focused expertise in a specialized accounting area:

*** The program allows a dual concentration between Forensic Accounting & Digital Accounting Forensics and Data Analytics by completing 2 - 3 additional courses. The dual concentration can be selected before or during the program. 

Employers recognize the quality of FAU graduates, leading to excellent job placement opportunities. Choosing FAU means you'll be earning your degree from a prestigious University College of Business which holds an AACSB accreditation. This recognition signifies the highest quality of education and faculty expertise. FAU’s Executive Education also offers additional resources such as career services, networking events, and mentorship programs to support students' professional development and secure a desirable position in the field of accounting. 


The EMAC degree program begins three times a year and is held on the FAU Davie Campus in our state-of-the-art Davie West Facility:  

  • Fall semester (August) 
  • Summer semester (May)  
  • Spring semester (January) 

The EMAC program provides full service and administrative support that allows uninterrupted schedules for busy professionals. Students may complete the program entirely online. Cutting edge technology in online learning offers students convenience and flexibility while pursuing their education.  The program offers weekly live streamed lectures on Saturdays, and the recorded version can be accessed or viewed at any convenient time during the week. Those who desire a more traditional classroom experience may participate in the optional live lectures, once a month, held on Saturday mornings in the state-of-the-art Davie West Facility. Attend your way!

The program consists of 30 - 45 credit hours depending on selected concentration, and academic and professional background. The pace and intensity of the program are balanced to provide students with optimal opportunities to assimilate knowledge. A variety of learning methods are employed throughout the program such as case studies, computer simulations of challenging and competitive business situations, problem-solving discussions, team presentations, individual study, lectures, visual presentations, guest speakers, and assigned readings. Students also complete research and analytical studies to develop strategic thinking abilities.

Attendance Format:

  • Fully Online: Access to recorded lectures 24/7 
    • Asynchronous, no set times for class attendance  
  • Live-Streamed: Weekly live-streamed lectures on Saturday mornings from anywhere around the world 
  • On-Campus: Attend optional in-person lectures (3 - 4 times per semester) on our Davie Campus once-a-month on Saturday (requires health immunization forms) 
  • Combine all three options at no extra cost to you 

Program Duration: 

  • 12 – 36 months (1 - 3 years)
  • 10 – 15 courses / 30 - 45 credits  

Course Schedule and Time:  

  • Fall semesters: 2 courses (16 weeks) 
  • Spring semesters: 2 courses (16 weeks) 
  • Summer semesters: 1 course (12 weeks) 
  • Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM  
  • Lecture duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes per course 

Optional Once-a-month Class Location: 

  • Join us on the FAU Davie Campus, in the state-of-the-art Davie West Facility 
  • Breakfast and lunch included 

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