Masters Programs in Accounting
The Department of Accounting offers several master’s degree programs including the Master of Accounting (MAcc), the Master of Science in Taxation (MST), the Accelerated Master’s Programs, and the Five Year Accounting Program with Senior Spring Internship. To apply to the MAcc or MST program online, please click here.
While the programs are similar in that they offer an opportunity to concentrate in accounting, they differ in degree of specialization and career path orientation. The MAcc offers two separate tracks in assurance and corporate accounting while the MST is designed for students interested in careers in taxation.
In addition to being offered in the usual time frame of one academic year of full-time study, the MAcc and MST programs are offered as accelerated programs to University of Miami undergraduate students. Visit Accelerated Accounting Master's Programs for more information.
Please visit the following websites including the frequently asked questions sections and contact the Director of Accounting Master’s Programs, Michael Werner at email@example.com for additional information.
Five Year Accounting Program with Senior Spring Internship
ACCOUNTING SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
The Accounting Summer Intensive Program is designed for students who hold at least an undergraduate business degree in a field other than accounting from an accredited college or university and for foreign students.
Students that have a non-accounting business degree, preferably in business, can apply to our Master of Accounting (MAcc) or Master of Science in Taxation (MST) and Summer Intensive Program.
Applicants to the MAcc or MST program will automatically be considered applicants to the Accounting Summer Intensive Program if their undergraduate degree is not in accounting. Summer Intensive students entering the MST program must also take an advanced taxation course (ACC 639) which is offered following the Summer Intensive Program in an intersession format in August before the start of the fall semester.
The Accounting Summer Intensive Program is also designed to meet the needs of foreign students. Foreign students must have successfully completed two semesters of intermediate accounting, one semester of cost accounting, one semester of auditing, one semester of accounting information systems and one semester of tax at a U.S. university accredited by the AACSB or alternatively, must attend the Summer Intensive Program before enrolling in graduate accounting courses. Foreign applicants to the MAcc program will automatically also be considered applicants to the Accounting Summer Intensive Program.
The Accounting Summer Intensive Program is fast-paced and requires full-time attention. As its name implies, the program is intensive and not designed for students that are working even part-time. The 7-week program begins each year about July 1 and continues through mid-August and consists of two 3½ -week modules. Three 2-credit courses are included in each module. Students who want to take any additional graduate tax classes should also plan to take the advanced taxation course (ACC 639) which is offered following the Summer Intensive Program in a 9-day intersession format in August before the start of the fall semester.
Program Prerequisite Accounting Courses
Students entering the program are required to have previously completed introduction to financial accounting and management accounting at a US or foreign university.
Summer Intensive Program Course Offerings
The Summer Intensive Program includes the following six 2-credit upper division accounting courses that are prerequisites for graduate study.
- ACC632 - Intermediate Accounting I
- ACC633 – Intermediate Accounting II
- ACC634 – Cost Accounting
- ACC636 – Accounting Systems
- ACC673 – Taxation for Business and Investment Decisions
- ACC635 – Auditing
Note that the Summer Intensive Program does not include an advanced taxation course (the equivalent of ACC 404) which is a required prerequisite for most tax courses in the MST program. Accordingly, in addition to the six summer intensive courses, students entering the MST program must complete ACC 639 which is offered following the Summer Intensive Program in an intersession format in August before the start of the fall semester.
Entering the MAcc or MST Program
Upon successful completion of the intensive program, students immediately enter the MAcc or MST program in the fall semester. To graduate with their MAcc or MST degree, students must complete 30 credits beyond the 12-credit intensive program and may graduate in as little as two semesters, assuming they are full-time students.
MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING (Online)
The Master of Professional Accounting provides focused, accounting education meant to prepare students for a career in accounting departments of businesses/corporations.
To obtain detailed program admission and curricula information please visit the website.