Catalog 2021-2022

Master of Science in Accounting

The Master of Science in Accounting is a 32-credit hour program that prepares students for the dynamic nature of the accounting profession and for a rapidly changing business environment. The program delivers a comprehensive understanding of accounting systems, theories and practical skills that, in combination with courses completed in our undergraduate program, satisfies the state of Florida’s requirements for the CPA examination and equips students to pursue a variety of careers in accounting. The curriculum focuses on developing ethical knowledge and judgement, environmental perspective, technological know-how, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, presentation skills and the technical accounting knowledge required to be successful in a global economy with increased scrutiny of corporate accounting practices. 

Degree Requirements

Prerequisite courses: (28 credit hours)

ACC 304Cost Accounting

4

ACC 320Intermediate Accounting I

4

ACC 351Accounting Information Systems

4

ACC 352Federal Tax Accounting I

4

ACC 401Auditing and Attestation

4

ACC 420Intermediate Accounting II

4

BUS 221Business Law and Social Responsibility

4

Required MS-ACC courses: (12 credit hours)

ACC 625Accounting Research and Analytics

4

ACC 635Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

4

ACC 680Contemporary Issues in Accounting

4

Elective courses (20 credit hours)

Note: At least 2 elective courses must be ACC
BUS 550Commercial Law for Financial Professionals

4

ACC 502Auditing II

4

ACC 637Information Systems Control and Audit

4

ACC 643Advanced Financial Accounting

4

ACC 651Advanced Management Accounting

4

ACC 653Federal Tax Accounting II

4

ACC 655Fraud Examination

4

ACC 657Financial Reporting and Analysis

4

ITM 615Data Mining for Business

4

ITM 617Machine Learning for Business Analytics

4

ITM 618Application Development for Managers

4

ITM 619Enterprise Systems

4

ITM 650Information Security Management

4

Note: Students can count a maximum of two 500-level courses towards the MSA, if the courses were not taken to satisfy undergraduate credit hours. 

Total Credit Hours: 32-60