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 (MAcc) 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 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 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 three 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.
In accounting, fewer than 170 institutions have achieved AACSB accreditation at various degree levels.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Fall Term . . . . . . . . August 1
Spring Term . . . . . December 1
Summer Term . . . March 15
The MAcc is one of the largest graduate programs at UNF. Therefore, applicants are highly encouraged to submit applications well before the established deadline for each term to ensure advising opportunity, registration guidance, and course availability.
The following must be submitted by the posted deadline. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been cancelled, the applicant will be required to apply for the next available term, or as a graduate non-degree seeking applicant (limitations apply).
- UNF admission application
- Application fee
- If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared
All of the below university and program requirements
- 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.
- Official transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable,
from all post-secondary institutions attended.
- Meet one of the criteria below:
- Applicants with an earned bachelor's in accounting from an AACSB accredited institution with at least a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 credit hours, may be admitted directly into the MAcc 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 the last 60 undergraduate hours GPA, and test score (taken within the last 5 years) from either the GRE (minimum of 300 required) or GMAT (minimum of 470 required)
- The appropriate formulaic score for admission is as follows:
- GMAT: (200 x GPA) + GMAT total score = 1070 or higher
- GRE: (200 x GPA) + GRE total score = 900 or higher
Curriculum and Requirements
of the Program
The MAcc degree has an active community advisory board; this allows the program to stay conversant with local/regional interests and needs.