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), and the Accelerated Master’s Programs. 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. Each of these programs will also be offered with an International Designation. 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.
ACCOUNTING SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM
For Students with a Non-Accounting Undergraduate Business Major and for Foreign Students
The Accounting Summer Intensive Program is designed for foreign students and for those who hold at least an undergraduate business degree in a field other than accounting from an accredited college or university.
Non-Accounting Business Majors
Students that have a non-accounting business degree can apply to our Master of Accounting (MAcc) and Summer Intensive Program. Applicants to the MAcc or Master of Science in Taxation program will automatically be considered applicants to the Accounting Summer Intensive Program if their undergraduate degree is not in accounting.
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, 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. The program is intensive and not designed for students that are working even part-time.
The Accounting Summer Intensive Program is a 6-week program that begins each year about July 5 and continues through about August 18. The program consists of two 3-week modules. Three 2-credit courses are included in each module.
Program Prerequisite Accounting Courses
Students entering the program are required to have completed the following accounting courses at a US or foreign university:
- Introduction to Financial Accounting
- Management Accounting
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 Information Systems
- ACC673 – Taxation for Business and Investment Decisions
- ACC635 – Auditing
Transitioning from the Summer Intensive Program to the MAcc or MST
Upon successful completion of the intensive program, students immediately enter either the MAcc or MST program in the fall semester. To graduate with their master’s degree, students must complete 30 credits beyond the 12-credit intensive program and may graduate with their master’s degree in as little as two semesters, assuming they are full-time students.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS IN ACCOUNTING AND TAXATION
The Graduate Certificate in Accounting and the Graduate Certificate in Taxation programs are designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in accounting and wish to complete the educational requirements to become a CPA in Florida. The Graduate Certificate in Accounting consists of 12 semester hours in graduate level accounting (or tax) classes (other than ACC 600, ACC 607, ACC 608, ACC 670, ACC 671, ACC 672, and ACC 673 which are for MBA non-accounting students). The Graduate Certificate in Taxation consists of 12 semester hours in graduate level tax or accounting classes of which at least 9 semester hours are in taxation.
Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Accounting or Certificate in Taxation must have an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0, a GPA of 3.0 or higher for upper division (300-level and above) accounting courses, and completed all of the requirements for an undergraduate accounting major before beginning to take graduate classes. Students who have taken their undergraduate accounting classes at an accredited school other than the University of Miami will be evaluated on an individual basis (and may need a higher GPA to meet our admission standards). Students meeting these requirements are not guaranteed admission. Admission and class availability will be handled on a space-available basis with students already enrolled in our MAcc or MST programs receiving priority.
Students must satisfy all prerequisites for classes they wish to take. Students can choose to take less than four courses under this program; however, they must complete 12 semester hours in graduate accounting or tax classes at UM to receive a certificate. Students wishing to take more than 12 semester hours of graduate accounting or tax classes would have to apply and be admitted to the Master of Accounting or the Master of Science in Taxation program before taking any additional courses. Students with a 3.25 or better GPA in the graduate accounting courses can have these courses count for both the Certificate and the Master’s program so that students could move into one of the Master’s degree programs with no loss of credits.