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Master of Taxation Accounting Graduate

Master of Accounting with a Concentration in Taxation

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Graduate Admissions
(954) 262-5168
800-672-7223 ext. 25168
hcbeinfo@nova.edu

There is a growing demand for highly trained accountants who can guide their organizations through the volatile economic environment that exists globally today. Professionals in accounting do not merely report financial positions - they create economic value.

An enrolled agent is a person who has earned the privilege of representing taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and is the highest credential awarded by the IRS. To receive this credential, individuals must either pass a three-part comprehensive IRS test covering individual and business tax returns, or have experience as a former IRS employee. In order to maintain this elite status, enrolled agents must adhere to ethical standards and complete 72 hours of continuing education courses every three years.

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Admissions Deadlines:

Winter I 2019: December 14, 2018

  • 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 12 months.
  • Program begins three times annually with starts in August, January, and May.
  • 33-51 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) 262-5168
1-800-672-7223 ext. 25168
hcbeinfo@nova.edu


Total credits: 33-51 (based on undergraduate degree)

Core courses (33 Total Credits)
Foundation (can be waived with undergraduate degree)
ACT 5001 Introductory Accounting  
ACT 5004 Cost Accounting  
ACT 5006 Intermediate Accounting I  
ACT 5007 Intermediate Accounting II  
ACT 5731 Accounting Information and Control Systems  
ACT 5010 Auditing  
Core
ACT 5009 Advanced Accounting  
ACTP 5711 Internet Technology  
ACT 5713 Accounting Theory  
ACT 5725 Financial Statement Analysis  
ACT 5730 Accounting Analytics  
TXX 5760 Survey of Taxation: Individuals, Entities and Property  

Taxation Courses (12 Total Credits)
TXX 5769 Tax Planning and Research  
TXX 5767 IRS Practice and Procedure  
TXX 5775 Corporate Taxation  
TXX 5771 Partnership Taxation  

Elective Courses (6 Total Credits)
Choose 2 from below or other concentration.
ACT 5717 Forensic Accounting
ACT 5721 Professional Ethics
ACT 5733 Advanced Managerial Accounting I
ACT 5735 Controllership
ACT 5736 Internal and Operational Auditing
ACT 5742 Contemporary Accounting Issues
ACT 5756 International Accounting
ACT 5780 Accounting Internship
ACT 5783 Modern Business Law for Accountants
TXX 5763 Taxation of Estates, Trusts, and Gifts
TXX 5765 Tax Policy
TXX 5766 U.S. Taxation of International Transactions
TXX 5767 IRS Practices and Procedures
TXX 5768 Real Estate Taxation
TXX 5769 Tax Planning and Research
TXX 5770 Taxation of Exempt Organizations
TXX 5773 State and Local Taxation
TXX 5774 Fiduciary Income Taxation
FIN 5130 Financial Management (department approval ONLY)
MGT 5105 Managing Org. Behavior (department approval ONLY)
MKT 5125 Marketing Decisions for Managers (department approval ONLY)

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

Core Course Descriptions

Concentration Course Descriptions

Elective Course Descriptions

Foundation Course Descriptions

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 5010 Auditing
ACT 5731 Accounting Information and Control Systems
Courses may be waived at the discretion of the department chair or designee. Waivers will only be considered when an equivalent course with a grade of C has been earned in the past 10 years

Students have two options for satisfying a program prerequisite course:

  1. Complete course(s) offered by the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Businessand Entrepreneurship;
  2. Complete a proficiency examination administered by a testing organizationthat 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 students seeking to register for courses requiring the prerequisite requirement.

This information is taken from irs.gov. Please check their Enrolled Agent Information Page for the latest requirements.

Follow these steps to become an enrolled agent:

  1. Obtain a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN);
  2. Visit the Special Enrollment Examination (SEE) web page to apply to take the test and review the SEE Candidate Information Bulletin and other useful information;
  3. Review SEE sample test questions and answers
  4. Achieve passing scores on all 3 parts of the SEE.*
  5. Apply for enrollment and pay enrollment fee electronically at Pay.gov or by downloading Form 23 and mailing the completed form and a check to the IRS.
  6. Pass a tax compliance check to ensure that you have filed all necessary tax returns and there are no outstanding tax liabilities. This check is conducted on your behalf after submission of Form 23.

*Certain IRS employees, by virtue of past technical experience, are exempt from the exam requirement.

Once you become an enrolled agent you must:

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.

Examination Dates

April - May

July - August

October - November

January - February

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

November 8 | Graduate Business Open House

Join us any time between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm for our Graduate Business Open House where it's more convenient than ever for you to get admitted to the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. This all inclusive event enables you to learn about our programs, complete your application, and be admitted—all on the same day and in one place. The application fee is waived only at this event!

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