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Coggin College of Business Graduate Degree Requirements

Master of Accountancy Degree Program

Accounting and Finance Department Chair/Master of Accountancy Program Director, (904) 620-2630

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 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.  

The objectives of the Master of Accountancy MACC program are: 

  1. To attract and retain students from diverse backgrounds with appropriate accounting undergraduate coursework and the abilities necessary for graduate study and subsequent success in the accounting profession as well as in the business world in general.   
  2. To provide students an opportunity to pursue concentrations in financial accounting or taxation.   
  3. To enhance analytical, team-building, and technological skills; written and oral communication skills; critical thinking, research and problem solving skills that are necessary for lifelong success in the accounting profession as well as in the business world in general.
  4. To explore contemporary issues relevant to the professional accounting and taxation environment.
  5. To provide the additional education necessary for the successful completion of professional examinations and licensure. 
  6. To encourage students to become active in professional organizations in accounting and taxation.
  7. To prepare students to enter quality doctoral programs.
  8. To provide students the opportunity to work with faculty on research projects.
  9. To provide students opportunities for international travel and study.    

Master of Business Administration Degree Program

Amy Bishop, MBA Advisor, (904) 620-2575

The mission of the Master of Business Administration MBA is to prepare students for positions of organizational leadership. The curriculum focuses on developing a general management perspective and in-depth knowledge of the various skills required to manage effectively in a rapidly changing and increasingly technical and global environment. This mission recognizes the need for graduates to demonstrate understanding of:

  •  how to construct and articulate one’s point of view, and solicit that of others   
  •  the increasingly technical, global, and ethically complex environment 
  •  all major organizational functions and their interrelationships   
  •  how to evaluate, develop, allocate, and manage an organization’s resources  
  •  how to improve organizational processes and decisions  
  •  how to lead, collaborate, and apply knowledge in new, uncertain, and dynamic environments   

Students in the MBA degree program may choose one of the following concentrations:

 GlobalMBA Program

Kate Mattingly Learch, GlobalMBA Associate Director, (904) 620-2521

The GlobalMBA is a unique program providing graduate students the opportunity to combine intensive classroom study with residential experiences in four countries: Germany, Poland, China and the United States. The GlobalMBA is offered by a consortium of four outstanding universities:

  • Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) in Cologne, Germany
  • University of Warsaw (UW) in Warsaw, Poland
  • Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE) in Dalian, China
  • University of North Florida (UNF), in Jacksonville, FL, USA

At the end of the program students are eligible to earn 2 master's degrees:

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) awarded by UNF (AACSB Accredited)
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Management and Intercultural Communication from CUAS & UW 

The GlobalMBA starts each fall semester. Each university selects a small group of students who function as a cohort throughout the GlobalMBA program. The cohort, of approximately forty students, studies together, spending one term at each institution. The curriculum includes courses in the international aspects of each business discipline, in addition to courses on intercultural communication and international business environment in each country. Business sustainability issues are examined both inside and outside the classroom throughout the program.  All instruction is in English.

The Master of Science in Management

Amy Bishop, MBA Advisor, (904) 620-2575

The Master of Science in Management (MSM) at the Coggin College of Business builds a bridge to business for recent graduates and working professionals with non-business academic backgrounds. Completing the program can help you to develop core business skills that will make you stand out and empower you in your first job and throughout your professional career.

The MSM Program is a generalist graduate business program designed specifically for individuals with non-business academic degrees. No professional work experience is required.