Master of Accountancy

The Master of Accountancy is designed to provide the range of knowledge and practical skills needed by the professional accountant. The program is also designed to meet the academic requirements for eligibility for the Florida CPA Examination. The M.Acc. program is offered on the DeLand campus and on-line.

Since the Master of Accountancy requires an undergraduate degree and coursework equivalent to a major in accounting, candidates will normally have completed, as undergraduates, the equivalent of the Business and Accounting Foundation courses. If the student’s undergraduate record indicates any deficiency in the Foundation areas or in accounting preparation, the Program Director will require additional Foundation or Accounting coursework before the Advanced Level courses are attempted.

Ethical conduct is a hallmark of the accounting profession. As such, students enrolled in the program must adhere to the program’s Academic Honor Code. Any student enrolled in the program found to have committed an act of academic dishonesty will be subject to disciplinary action, which could include permanent dismissal from the program.

Requirements for the DeLand Campus Program

Business Foundation
Introduction to Business Statistics
Business Statistics
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Business Finance 1
Accounting Foundation Courses 2
Federal Taxation of Individuals
Financial Accounting I
Financial Accounting II
Auditing I
Information Systems Security and Control
Managerial Cost Accounting
Advanced Accounting Courses
Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting
Cases in Financial Accounting and Reporting
Current Issues in Accounting
Advanced Auditing
Advanced Accounting Theory
Data Analytics/Technology Collateral Requirement
Data Analytics for Accountants
Managerial Decision Analysis
Master of Accountancy Electives
Select four courses (minimum of 12 credits) from the following list, no more than two of which may be at the 400-level, and at least one of which must be a graduate accounting course:
Federal Taxation of Entities 3
Tax Research
Financial Accounting III 3
Estate, Fiduciary, and Gift Taxation
Taxation of U.S. Corporations
Taxation of U.S. Partnerships
Multijurisdictional Taxation
Special Topics in Accounting 4
Business Intelligence
Business Process Management
Predictive Analytics
Technology for Business Transformation
Electronic Commerce
Project Management 5
Multinational Finance
Financial Risk Management
International Business and Finance
Advanced Financial Management
International Experience
Organizational Theory and Behavior
Strategic Management
Business Law I 6
Business Law II 6

Requirements for the On-Line Program

Business Foundation
Introduction to Business Statistics
Business Statistics
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Business Finance 1
Accounting Foundation Courses 2
Federal Taxation of Individuals
Financial Accounting I
Financial Accounting II
Auditing I
Financial Accounting III
Information Systems Security and Control
Managerial Cost Accounting
Advanced Accounting Courses
Tax Research
Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting
Cases in Financial Accounting and Reporting
Data Analytics for Accountants
Current Issues in Accounting
Advanced Auditing
Contemporary Issues in Managerial Accounting
Advanced Accounting Theory
Information Technology and Business Strategy
Master of Accountancy Elective
Contemporary Issues in Business Law
1

 Must be taken at a 4-year institution.

2

 Accounting Foundation courses must be taken at 4-year institution.

3

Students who did not take an advanced accounting (corporate tax) course prior to enrollment in the MAcc program are strongly advised to take ACCT 507 (ACCT 502) as a MAcc elective.

4

With permission of the Director of the MAcc Program.

5

Not an elective available to students previously taking BSAN 360.

6

Students planning to take the CPA exam in Florida who did not complete six credits of business law prior to enrollment in the MAcc program are strongly advised to take BLAW 407 and/or BLAW 408 as a MAcc elective.

Program Details

Specific requirements and other details for M.Acc., are available on request from the Graduate Business Office of the School of Business 386-822-7410.

Bitter, Michael E. 
Professor and Chair of Accounting, 1996
Rinker Distinguished Professor of Accounting, 2011
B.B.A., Stetson University
M.Acc., University of Florida
Ph.D., University of Mississippi
C.P.A., C.G.M.A.

Brenner, Vincent C.
The David M. Beights Professor of Accounting, 1998
B.S., Mount Saint Mary’s College
M.B.A., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
C.P.A.

Chambers, Valrie
Associate Professor of Tax and Accounting, 2014
B.S., University of Illinois
Ph.D., University of Houston
C.P.A.

Copeland, Richard Wyatt
Associate Professor of Business Law and Tax, 1976
B.S., Mississippi College
J.D., University of Florida
LL.M., Tax, University of Miami

Stryker, Judson P.
Professor of Accounting, 1976
Eugene M. Lynn Chair, 1993

B.S.B.A., University of Florida
M.B.A., Stetson University
D.B.A., Mississippi State University
C.P.A.