The Master of Accounting degree program is designed to meet the general educational goals established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and may be used to meet many of the educational requirements for the Florida CPA license. The program prepares students for careers in all areas of accounting, including course work to prepare for professional examinations: CPA, CMA, and CIA.

Master of Accounting Course Requirements

Communication Course (1 course / 3 credits):

  • GEB6215 Graduate Business Communication Applications: Students must take GEB6215 in their first semester in the program unless they are taking only foundation courses.

Core Accounting Courses (5 courses / 15 credits):

  1. ACG6135 Advanced Accounting Theory
  2. ACG6138 Advanced Financial Reporting and Accounting Concepts
  3. ACG6475 Advanced Accounting Information Systems
  4. ACG6655 Advanced Auditing Theory and Practice
  5. TAX6025 Concepts of Federal Income Tax

Accounting Electives (1 course / 3 credits): Select any 6000-level ACG or TAX course EXCEPT:

  1. Foundation courses (ACG6027, ACG6137, ACG6347 or ACG6635),
  2. Core courses (see above), or
  3. ACG6315 (the accounting course for non-accounting MBA students)

Program Electives (3 courses / 9 credits): Select any combination of 3 of the following:

  1. Any courses that qualify as Accounting Electives (see above),
  2. Up to two 5000-level ACG or TAX courses, and
  3. Any 6000-level business graduate course, excluding foundation or core courses listed above

Minimum Graduation Requirements: 30 credits of Communication, Core Courses, and Electives

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Dr. George Young

School of Accounting
Dr. George Young
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