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Master of Management Accounting Graduates

M.Acc. in Managerial Accounting

Master Your Accounting Skills to Upgrade Your Career

Become the kind of accountant who can guide and create value for any organization. As today’s economic environment continues to experience volatile changes, so does the demand for highly trained accountants. That’s why you need a program that can deliver a competitive advantage.

The Master of Accounting with a major in Managerial Accounting provides you with the accounting and financial management skills you need to drive business performance. Our curriculum is guided by faculty with professional accounting experience outside of the classroom. You’ll have opportunities to work with a successful mentor, obtain coveted internships, and work on real world projects in the classroom.

Upon completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam. Achieving this credential demonstrates your mastery of financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support, as well as professional ethics. As a CMA, you’ll be in a position to dominate your career. 


Admission Deadlines:

Fall semester: August 15
Winter semester: December 15
Summer semester: May 1


  • Courses offered alternate weekends, limited weeknight offerings on the main campus and online.
  • Designed for working professionals in the field of accounting.
  • Students with limited accounting experience can complete foundation course requirements online.
  • Program can be completed in as little as 18 months.
  • Program begins three times annually with starts in August, January and May.
  • 30 credit hours (based on undergraduate degree)
  • International students on a F1 visa without a bachelor's degree in accounting may not be eligible for this program.

For more information about the program, please contact:

The Office of Graduate Admissions
(954) 262-5067
1-800-672-7223 ext. 25067

  • An application and $50 non-refundable application fee. CLICK HERE to APPLY ONLINE
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or for students with degrees from foreign institutions, an official foreign academic evaluation stating equivalent bachelor’s degree, must be submitted from a NACES organization 
  • Students who have earned a degree from a foreign non-English speaking country must submit English proficiency test scores, (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, ELS)
  • Additional documents and may be required along with the GMAT or GRE based on review by the admissions committee.

Please contact us directly for minimum GPA requirement and required English proficiency test scores. View additional admission information

The following prerequisite courses are built into the M.Acc. core curriculum.

Program Prerequisite Course List
ACT 5001 Introductory Accounting
ACT 5004 Cost Accounting
ACT 5006 Intermediate Accounting I
ACT 5007 Intermediate Accounting II
ACT 5009 Advanced Accounting
ACT 5010 Auditing
ACT 5731 Accounting Information and Control Systems

Students have four options for satisfying a program prerequisite course:

  1. Complete course(s) offered by the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship;
  2. Complete a proficiency examination administrated by a testing organization that has national recognition, such as CLEP and DANTES. Students selecting this option must complete the requirements within their first two semesters with HCBE. After the second semester, courses must be completed with HCBE. Official transcripts must be received by the office of Academic Advising one week prior to register for courses requiring the prerequisite requirement.
  3. Complete the course with another regionally accredited institution. Students should obtain verification from an academic advisor regarding course equivalency at another institution. Students will need to supply a course description for initial evaluation. A course syllabus may be required if additional review is needed.
  4. Students in the Master of Accounting program who have an earned Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with grades of C or higher, from a regionally accredited institution and is a licensed CPA, can have the 10 year time limit waived for all prerequisite courses with the exception of ACT 5731.

Total credits: 30 Graduate Credit Hours

Program Core Course List
Core courses (15 Total Credits)
ACT 5713 Accounting Theory  
ACT 5721 Accounting Professional Ethics
ACT 5725 Financial Statement Analysis  
ACT 5730 Accounting Analytics  
TXX 5760 Survey of Taxation: Individuals, Entities and Property  

Program Concentration Course List
Managerial Accounting Courses (12 Total Credits)
ACT 5733 Advanced Managerial Accounting  
ACT 5735 Controllership  
ACT 5736 Internal and Operational Auditing  
ACT 5741 Financial Reporting & Data Analytics

Program Electives Course List
Elective Courses (3 Total Credits)
Choose one from below.
ACT 5717 Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination
ACT 5733 Advanced Managerial Accounting I
ACT 5735 Controllership
ACT 5736 Internal and Operational Auditing
ACT 5742 Contemporary Accounting Issues in Business
ACT 5743 Data Analytics in Auditing
ACT 5744 Regulatory Issues for Accountants
ACT 5753 Fund Accounting
ACT 5780 Accounting Internship
ACT 5783 Modern Business Law for Accountants
ACT 5791 CPA Exam Review (Part 1 – FAR & AUD) (1.5 credits)
ACT 5792 CPA Exam Review (Part 2 – REG & BEC) (1.5 credits)
TXX 5767 IRS Practices and Procedures
TXX 5769 Tax Planning & Research
TXX 5771 Partnership Taxation
TXX 5775 Corporate Taxation
FIN 5130 Financial Management (department approval ONLY)
MGT 5105 Managing Org. Behavior in a Dynamic and Complex World (department approval ONLY)
MKT 5125 Marketing Decisions for Managers (department approval ONLY)

Contact Us for additional information or proceed to our Application for Admission.

Current students: Please consult your Academic Adviser for program requirements or access SharkLink for your Degree Works audit. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Adviser or Degree works audit can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the Master of Accounting with concentration in Managerial Accounting curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Core Course Descriptions

Major Course Descriptions

Elective Course Descriptions

Foundation Course Descriptions

To qualify as a candidate for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination, the following requirements must be fulfilled:

1. The CMA is an international designation, and the ICMA establishes the requirements needed to sit for the CMA exam. Passing the CMA exam does not lead to licensure in a state as the CPA does. The educational requirements that ultimately must be fulfilled to earn the CMA designation are: Hold a bachelor’s degree, in any area, from a regionally accredited college or university. Or...

2. Pass the U.S. CPA examination or hold another professional qualification that is comparable to the CPA, CMA, CFM, etc. or...

3. Achieve a score in the 50th percentile or higher on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

The ICMA does not specify any number of accounting and/or business credits to sit for the CMA examination. Furthermore, the ICMA requires that the education requirements be fulfilled within seven years of completing the CMA examination. They are not required to be completed at the time the candidate sits for the CMA exam. At present, the state boards of accountancy and the ICMA do not require candidates to have relevant work experiences to sit for the CPA and CMA exams, respectively.

All inquiries regarding the CMA program should be addressed to:

Institute of Management Accountants
10 Paragon Drive
Montvale, New Jersey 07645-1718
(800) 638-4427

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Entering a program that complies with the highest accreditation standards in the world guarantees that you will learn advanced skills for high-level, long-term success in business and beyond.

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