The increasingly complex nature of the accounting and controllership functions, as well as the growing responsibilities of the accountant, makes graduate study desirable. Since 1978, the Coggin College of Business has provided a professionally oriented Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree which enables career advancement in the accounting profession and the additional accounting coursework necessary to be licensed as a CPA under Florida accountancy laws. As evidence of the quality of the Master of Accountancy Program, the MAcc and the undergraduate BBA in Accounting degree programs are separately accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
The objective of the curriculum leading to the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree is to provide the necessary advanced study for those seeking careers in professional accounting as controllers and accounting executives in industry and government, or as independent certified public accountants. Emphasis is given to how accountants relate theory to current problems, and how accountants communicate such information to the various users of accounting data. Students in the Master of Accountancy program may pursue either the general accounting track or the tax concentration.
The MAcc program is designed to allow those who possess a recent baccalaureate degree from an AACSB accredited college with an accounting major or its equivalent to complete the MAcc in three or four semesters. Those who possess a baccalaureate degree in Business Administration or in some other discipline will be required to take foundation courses to remove any deficiencies before admission to the MAcc Program.
Many MAcc students are employed full-time as professional accountants in Northeast Florida. These MAcc students typically take two courses each term while working full time. The classroom environment is enhanced significantly by the presence of these students who have real-world, practical experience. The MAcc Program also has a number of full-time students. These students generally take three or four classes per semester. A student enrolled in the MAcc program on a full-time basis can complete the degree in three semesters.
To make the courses accessible, all graduate courses are generally offered Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday during evening hours.
A student may enroll in the MAcc Program at the beginning of the fall, spring, or summer semesters.
Dr. David JaegerChair, Department of Accounting & FinanceDirector, Master of Accountancy ProgramCoggin College of Business(904) 620-2630
Master of Accountancy Curriculum
The MAcc program consists of 33 semester hours of graduate study in accounting, tax, and related business topics (11 three-hour courses). A thesis is not required. The accounting track curriculum is divided into:
A graduate course offered in another UNF college that coincides with a student's objectives may be taken in lieu of the three-semester hour non-accounting elective, given the approval of both the MAcc advisor and course instructor. Only 6000-level courses may be used to satisfy the 33 semester hour requirement.
Recognizing the importance of taxation, a MAcc student may elect to concentrate in the area of taxation. If this option is followed, the same core is required as for the accounting track MAcc, with the addition of TAX 6045-Tax Research and Writing. A taxation concentration student is required to take three of the additional taxation courses as major electives.
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