Master of Accountancy - MAcc
Consistently ranked a best value, our MAcc program will equip you with the hard accounting skills needed to succeed as a CPA or in a senior financial position.
Master of Accountancy
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.
- 33 credit hour degree program
- Gain industry specific knowledge through elective courses (9 credits) and extracurricular activities
- Career coaching provided by the Coggin Career Management Center staff
- Graduate Assistantships program available
- Learn the language of business and gain a solid business background to open up advancement opportunities within the accounting field.
- Open career opportunities in the field of business which would have been unavailable without a graduate MAcc degree.
- Strengthen transferable skills to allow for employment in management.
- Gain a network of contacts that will last a lifetime.
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.
- A core of 21 semester hours of accounting and tax courses and nine semester hours of related business courses
- Nine semester hours of accounting, tax, or finance electives
- A three semester hour non-accounting graduate business elective
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.
Major Requirements (33 credits)
This program requires 33 hours of 6000-level courses. A minimum of 24 hours must be earned at UNF. Students seeking a second masters degree must complete at least 24 semester hours of new coursework at UNF. A 3.00 GPA is required. A MAcc student may not make less than a "C" in any course.
Core Requirement - MAcc
21 semester hours are required. Most ACG and TAX courses are only offered once a year.
- ACG6309 Advanced Man Accounting Theory (3 Credits)
- ACG6405 Advanced Account Info Systems (3 Credits)
- ACG6645 Auditing Theory (3 Credits)
- ACG6805 Advanced Accounting Theory (3 Credits)
- ECO6415 Making Decisions with Data (3 Credits)
- FIN6406 Advanced Financial Management (3 Credits)
- TAX6105 Taxation in Business Corp (3 Credits)
- Major electives-MACC
- At least six hours must be in ACG or TAX courses.
- CHOOSE Three courses
- (9 credit hours) at the 6000 level - ACG/FIN/REE/TAX
- Business elective-MACC
- SELECT One course
- (3 credit hours) 6000 LEVEL non-Accounting BUL/ECO/ECP/FIN/GEB/ISM/MAN/MAR/QMB/REE/TRA
- Most ACG and TAX courses are offered only one semester a year.
- Successful completion of a business policy course is required.
- The non-accounting / tax courses that are required (ECO 6415 and FIN 6406) are offered every semester. In planning your schedule, take the accounting/tax courses when they are offered and fill in with the others. Please keep in mind that ECO 6415 is a prerequisite for FIN 6406, so plan accordingly.
- An approved dual/concurrent enrollment form is required prior to registering for courses at another institution.
- Students are strongly advised not to enroll in courses at another institution during their last semester at UNF. Graduation will most likely be delayed for students who attempt dual enrollment in their last semester.
- Electives— 6000-level business or approved non-business courses (most may be offered only once annually)
- Complete course prerequisites before registering for any graduate course.
- Your GPA will reflect all repeated courses even though credit for a course may be received only once.
- Prerequisites must be completed before registering for FIN 6406 (ECO 6415 must be taken prior to or with FIN 6406)
A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or its equivalent from a foreign institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
Additional program requirements:
- Official transcripts from all attended institutions
Meet one of the criteria below:
- Earned a Bachelor Degree, BBA, BS, or BA in accounting from an AACSB accredited institution with at least a 3.0 GPA in your last 60 credit hours. You may be admitted directly into the Master of Accountancy program without having to take the GRE or GMAT exams.
- Applicants not qualifying for admission as defined in the first option may be admitted based upon a composite score consisting of an index formula that includes both their last 60 undergraduate hours GPA and their test score from either GRE (minimum of 300) of GMAT (minimum of 470).
The appropriate formulaic score for admission is as follows:
- For GMAT exam: (200 x GPA) + GMAT total score = 1070 or higher
- For GRE exam: (200 x GPA) + GRE total score = 900 or higher
- Applicants with less than 3.0 may be admitted on an exception basis pending review of an index formula computed using their GPA and GRE/GMAT scores
Additional requirements for International applicants.
For more information on the program and how to apply click here.
Graduate Business Programs • Financial Aid
Contact the UNF Financial Aid Office for student loans.
The Coggin College of Business offers many scholarships specifically for business students. View available scholarships through Coggin College. National websites such as www.gradschools.com have links to many organizations that offer private scholarships and grant opportunities.
A limited number of Graduate Assistantships (GA) are offered to support full-time students enrolled in either the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Accountancy (MAcc) programs.
Types of Graduate Assistantships
For the Fall and Spring semesters, Coggin Graduate Assistantships fall into one of two tiers. Tier 1 assistantships come with a work stipend, between $2,500-$5,000, that requires between 10 to 20 hours per week of work. In addition to the work stipend, students receiving Tier I assistantships will receive a waiver of some portion of their in-state tuition and fees between 37-75%. Tier II assistantships also come with a work stipend, between $1,500-$3,000, based on 10 to 20 hours per week of work, but there is no in-state tuition waiver for this level.
Depending on the funding, a limited number of assistantships may be available for Summer term. Summer assistantships will generally not include waiver for in-state tuition.
Graduate Assistant (Teaching Support)
- This category includes GAs who provide support to a qualified course instructor of Record -- such as grading tests, assisting in discussion or lab sub-sections led by faculty, and/or coordinating field logistics-- but who are not responsible for teaching or evaluating students.
Graduate Research Assistant
- The category includes GAs who provide general educational administration duties, but who otherwise have no research and teaching responsibilities. The duties performed must directly contribute to the graduate student's program of study.
- The category includes GAs who are involved in faculty-supervised research, but who otherwise have no teaching responsibilities.
- Full-time graduate student with no more than 4 classes each term
- Have a minimum GMAT or GRE score that is in line with application requirements
- Student must complete a FERPA agreement in your MyWings account
- Maintain a graduate UNF GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Must provide a current resume
- Must not also work a full-time job
Application Process and Timeline for Awards
All students who have been admitted to MBA or MAcc program and are interested in a graduate assistantship should submit the GA application by the following deadlines:Students beginning in Submit Application by Students notified of award by
Fall Term July 15 August 15
Spring Term October 15 November 15
Summer Term March 15 April 15
Once assistantships are awarded, students may continue on their assistantships in future semesters provided they maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0, enroll as a full-time student, receive a favorable review of their work performance, and are not employed in a full time job.
(Positions are not guaranteed and are very competitive. Each department makes the hiring decision. These positions are intended for non-working students that need financial support. If hired, the position is for one semester only and future semesters are pending departmental approval). Graduate Assistantship Application
Attend one of our upcoming information sessions to learn more about graduate program offerings in the Coggin College of Business.
During the information sessions we cover:
- Highlights of Coggin graduate programs (MBA, Master of Science in Management, Master of Accountancy*, GlobalMBA*)
- In depth review of the MBA and Master of Science in Management programs
- UNF Graduate School Admissions process
- Tuition & Fees
- Scholarships & Financial Aid
- Graduate admissions test requirements including what to expect on the exams and tips for success
*Prospective students interested in these programs are encouraged to reach out directly to the Program Directors for more detailed information.
Upcoming Information Sessions
All information sessions are held from 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. in the Coggin College of Business Bldg 42, Room 2004. Click here to reserve your seat.
Meet the Professors
Our knowledgeable MAcc professors are dedicated to providing UNF MAcc students with a world- class education. Whether a potential student is interested in climbing up the corporate ladder or owning their own business, the UNF MAcc professors have the industry experience and the educational background to aid their students in reaching their professional goals. Many of the UNF MAcc professors conduct their own extensive research in various business related fields. As a result of their dedication to the MAcc program, our professors have been the recipients of multiple awards including the Distinguished Professor Award, Outstanding Faculty Service Award, International Leadership Award, and the Prime F. Osborn, III Distinguished Business Leaders Award.
||David Jaeger • Master of Accountancy Program Director