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As a Master of Accounting student at Florida State University's College of Business, you will receive high-quality and rigorous instruction focused on a more thorough understanding of accounting functions in the workplace. As an FSU MAcc student, you will build the quantitative, analytical and research skills every accountant needs to make sound business decisions. Here's the bottom line: Our students graduate prepared to succeed.
The Master of Accounting program provides students with exposure to advanced theories and topics in the field of accounting. It provides you with an opportunity to pursue specialized interests and to broaden your knowledge of the accounting discipline in general. Completion of the program fulfills all necessary requirements to sit for the CPA examination in the state of Florida. FSU graduates rank fourth in passing rates on the Financial Accounting and Reporting section of the CPA exam and sixth in the Auditing section.
Option--Particular Focus Areas
Assurance Services: The Assurance Services Major provides students with skills related to the practice and theory of auditing and related services. Students gain not only technical skills but expand the interpersonal relationships from team exercises and projects. Technology issues are emphasized in the coursework throughout the curriculum. Graduates of this program most often work as auditors for large international public accounting firms.
Accounting Information Systems: The Accounting Information Systems Major prepares students for careers in information systems assurance, system analysis, consulting, accounting system design, and accounting software implementation. This program provides students with an understanding of business processes and electronic commerce. The major emphasizes the design of enterprise systems that produce accounting information without altering the detail needed for marketing, management, production, and other decision-making purposes. Graduates of this program often work for large public accounting firms, systems consulting firms or large corporations.
Corporate Accounting. The Corporate Major allows students to build coursework that would be critical for entry-level accounting, tax, and finance positions at medium and large corporations. Required courses include tax and managerial accounting courses. These are expected to allow students to participate in tax planning, budgeting, cost accounting, and related tasks at the corporate level. Graduates of this program will most likely work for corporations but may work in government and other organizations.
Taxation: The Taxation Major offers a variety of courses that provide students with meaningful opportunities to develop the technical, analytical, and research skills necessary for a successful career in tax practice. Students learn to use primary and secondary tax law sources to identify and to investigate alternative tax treatments and solve complex tax issues. Coursework covers a wide range of settings where taxes are important, including business entities, individuals, wealth transfers, and trusts. Graduates of this program often work with large international CPA firms as tax specialists.
Last updated January 31, 2018