As a highly trained accountant, you’ll be in a position to serve the needs of a vast clientele – from businesses and nonprofits to individuals and government agencies. At NSU, you’ll gain more than the required credentials. You’ll develop the skills that help businesses create value, giving you a competitive advantage in the career marketplace.
The Master of Accounting with a major in Public Accounting provides you with a foundation in advanced accounting skills. It’s guided by faculty with professional accounting experience outside of the classroom. You’ll get opportunities to work on real world projects and obtain coveted internships. Our curriculum is designed to prepare you to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination. With your CPA certification, you’ll be on your way to becoming a leader in public accounting, whether it be in a small local firm or a large international one.
Fall semester: August 15
Winter semester: December 15
Summer semester: May 1
For more information about the program, please contact:
The Office of Graduate Admissions
1-800-672-7223 ext. 25067
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.
|ACT 5001||Introductory Accounting|
|ACT 5004||Cost Accounting|
|ACT 5006||Intermediate Accounting I|
|ACT 5007||Intermediate Accounting II|
|ACT 5009||Advanced Accounting|
|ACT 5731||Accounting Information and Control Systems|
Students have four options for satisfying a program prerequisite course:
Total credits: 30 Graduate Credit Hours
|Core courses (15 Total Credits)|
|ACT 5713||Accounting Theory|
|ACT 5721||Professional Ethics|
|ACT 5725||Financial Statement Analysis|
|ACT 5730||Accounting Analytics|
|TXX 5760||Survey of Taxation: Individuals, Entities and Property|
|Public Accounting Courses (12 Total Credits)|
|ACT 5717||Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination|
|ACT 5741||Financial Reporting & Data Analytics|
|ACT 5743||Data Analytics in Auditing|
|ACT 5753||Fund Accounting|
|Elective Courses (3 Total Credits)|
|Choose one from below.|
|ACT 5733||Advanced Managerial Accounting I|
|ACT 5736||Internal and Operational Auditing|
|ACT 5742||Contemporary Accounting Issues in Business|
|ACT 5744||Regulatory Issues for Accountants|
|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 Procedure|
|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)|
Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the Master of Accounting with concentration in Public 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 Public Accountant (CPA) examination, the following requirements must be fulfilled (as quoted from the State of Florida website):
1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, unless one is using the provisions of the foreign rule.
The Board accepts degrees from schools accredited by the following associations : Middle States Association, New England Association, North Central Association, Northwest Association, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Association of Independent Schools and Colleges who have been approved by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities, and Canadian Schools who have been approved by their provincial educational bodies.
2. The accounting education program must consist of 36 semester hours of upper division accounting courses including coverage of tax, auditing, financial, and cost accounting. The business education program must consist of 39 semester hours of upper division general business courses with some exceptions. One micro-economics, one macro-economics, one statistics, one business law, and one introduction to computers course may be lower division. As part of the general business hours, applicants are required to have a total of six semester hours of business law courses which must cover contracts, torts, and the Uniform Commercial Code. Excess upper division accounting courses may be used to meet the General Business requirement. Elementary accounting classes are never acceptable for credit. Courses for non-accounting majors and any M.B.A. courses that are equivalent to elementary accounting are not accepted for this requirement.
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As an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship is recognized for the highest standard of achievement for business education, earned by less than 6% of the world’s schools offering business degree programs. AACSB requires schools to meet standards of excellence in areas including teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning.
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.