The increasingly complex nature of the accounting and controllership functions, as well as the growing responsibilities of the accountant, make graduate study desirable. The Coggin College of Business provides a professionally oriented Master of Accountancy degree which enables career advancement in the accounting profession and the additional accounting coursework necessary to take the uniform CPA examination under Florida's accountancy law. 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. The MAcc and BBA in Accounting degree programs are separately accredited by the AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). The MAcc program at UNF places utmost importance on reflecting accounting as a modern profession, and the accountant as a modern professional. Emphasis is given to how accountants relate theory to current problems, and how accountants communicate such information to the various users of accounting data.The 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 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.
Most MAcc students are employed full time as professional accountants in Northeast Florida. The typical MAcc student takes two courses each term while working full-time. The classroom environment is enhanced significantly by the presence of students with practical experience
To make the courses accessible, all graduate courses are offered Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday afternoons or one night a week from 6:00–8:45 p.m.
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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