The objective of the program of studies in accounting is to prepare students to make a smooth transition from college into a successful and meaningful career in the professional practice of accounting, whether it is in public, private, or governmental accounting. Because of the professional aspects of accounting, equal emphasis is placed upon general education in the arts and humanities and the functioning of business enterprises, as well as the basic underlying concepts of accounting.
The Department of Accounting offers four degree programs in Accounting:
- Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting
- Master of Accounting
- Master of Science in Taxation
- Ph.D in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting
Students who plan a career in professional accounting should consider one of our two graduate accounting programs: the Master of Accounting (MAcc) or the Master of Science in Taxation (MST). Students who intend to become qualified as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in Florida must complete an additional thirty credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. Both of our master’s degrees fulfill the accounting education requirements for students wishing to take the CPA exam. Our graduate programs are well received by the professional community and the local, regional, national, and international firms that recruit and hire our students. Our Accounting programs are among the few nationwide that are separately accredited by AACSB International.
Please visit the following websites including the frequently asked questions sections and contact the Director of Accounting Master’s Programs, Michael Werner at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information about our accounting master’s programs.
Our Department also offers a certificate program through the Division of Continuing and International Education. The Certificate in Accounting assists those who earned an undergraduate business degree in a field other than accounting to complete the accounting and business law courses needed to meet the Florida CPA exam educational requirements.
The Accounting Department provides great opportunities for faculty and students to interact with the accounting community through its participation in academic and professional organizations at the local and national levels.