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Master of Accounting

Winter II Registration

Have you registered for the Winter II term yet? Classes begin March 12.

Get started now or contact your Academic Advisor for assistance.

There is a growing demand for highly trained accountants who can guide their organizations through the volatile economic environment that exists globally today. Professionals in accounting do not merely report financial positions - they create economic value.

The objective of this unique curriculum is to enhance the knowledge and skills of accounting professionals and prepare entry-level students for a career in accounting, allowing both to attain the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential. Meeting all CPA requirements, the Master of Accounting program will prepare you to enter or further your current career as a professional accountant in financial institutions, government, industry, nonprofit organizations, and public practice.

Admissions Deadlines:

Summer 2018: April 20, 2018

  • Courses offered alternate weekends, limited weeknight offerings on the main campus and online.
  • Designed for working professionals in the field of accounting.
  • Students with limited accounting experience can complete foundation course requirements online.
  • Program can be completed in as little as 21 months.
  • Program begins three times annually with starts in August, January, and May.
  • Features professional competency in Value Driven Management.
  • 39 credit hours.
  • International students on a F1 visa without a bachelor's degree in accounting may not be eligible for this program.

For more information about the program, please contact:

The Office of Graduate Admissions
(954) 262-5168
1-800-672-7223 ext. 25168

Prepare for the CMA Exam
The Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education offers two convenient courses mirroring the two parts of the exam.

Total credits: 39

Prerequisite Courses
ACTP 5001 Introductory Accounting  
ACTP 5004 Cost Accounting  
ACTP 5006 Intermediate Accounting I  
ACTP 5007 Intermediate Accounting II  
ACTP 5008 Intermediate Accounting III  
ACTP 5009 Advanced Accounting  
ACTP 5010 Auditing  

Required of all Students
ACTP 5711 Internet Technology  

Required of all students who have not completed an accounting course within 5 years (online course)
ACTP 5712 Accounting Principles Review  

Disciplinary Courses (Required)
ACT 5713 Accounting Theory  
ACT 5725 Financial Statement Analysis  
ACT 5731 Accounting Information and Control Systems  
ACT 5741 Advanced Financial Accounting and Reporting  
ACT 5743 Advanced Issues in Auditing  
ACT 5753 Fund Accounting  

Elective Courses
Select 7 (21 total credits)
ACT 5717 Forensic Accounting
ACT 5721 Research in Accounting Ethics and Professional Responsibility
ACT 5733 Advanced Managerial Accounting I
ACT 5735 Controllership
ACT 5736 Internal and Operational Auditing
ACT 5742 Contemporary Accounting Issues in Business
ACT 5744 Regulatory Issues for Accountants
ACT 5756 International Accounting
ACT 5780 Accounting Internship
ACT 5781 Business Law I
ACT 5772 Special Topics in Accounting
ACT 5782 Business Law II
ACT 5798 Financial Accounting Research
TXX 5761 Taxation of Individuals
TXX 5762 Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships
TXX 5763 Taxation of Estates, Trusts, and Gifts
TXX 5765 Tax Policy
TXX 5766 U.S. Taxation of International Transactions
TXX 5767 IRS Practice and Procedure
TXX 5768 Real Estate Taxation
TXX 5769 Tax Planning and Research
TXX 5770 Taxation of Exempt Organizations
TXX 5771 Federal Taxation of Partnerships
TXX 5773 State and Local Taxation
TXX 5774 Fiduciary Income Taxation
TXX 5776 Comparative International Taxation

Students must meet Foundation course requirements prior to enrolling in Master's level study. If you have not completed these courses, they are available online. Contact Us for additional information or proceed to our Application for Admission.

Because Master's level study extends knowledge and skills acquired in both the classroom and workplace, each of our programs of study assume prerequisite knowledge in selected content areas.

Completion of the following undergraduate course sequence (C or higher and for the prerequisite courses to transfer, the Bachelor’s degree has to have been completed/earned within 10 years from the date of graduation from your Bachelor's degree program):

  • Financial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting I, II, and III
  • Cost accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Basic Auditing

Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the Master of Accounting curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Course Descriptions

Prerequisite Course Descriptions

To qualify as a candidate for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination, the following requirements must be fulfilled (as quoted from the State of Florida website):

1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, unless one is using the provisions of the foreign rule.

The Board accepts degrees from schools accredited by the following associations : Middle States Association, New England Association, North Central Association, Northwest Association, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Association of Independent Schools and Colleges who have been approved by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities, and Canadian Schools who have been approved by their provincial educational bodies.

2. The accounting education program must consist of 36 semester hours of upper division accounting courses including coverage of tax, auditing, financial, and cost accounting. The business education program must consist of 39 semester hours of upper division general business courses with some exceptions. One micro-economics, one macro-economics, one statistics, one business law, and one introduction to computers course may be lower division. As part of the general business hours, applicants are required to have a total of six semester hours of business law courses which must cover contracts, torts, and the Uniform Commercial Code. Excess upper division accounting courses may be used to meet the General Business requirement. Elementary accounting classes are never acceptable for credit. Courses for non-accounting majors and any M.B.A. courses that are equivalent to elementary accounting are not accepted for this requirement.

Examination Dates

April - May

July - August

October - November

January - February

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