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The objective of the Master of Science in Accountancy and Analytics (M.S.A.A.) program is to provide candidates with greater breadth and depth of knowledge in accountancy than is possible in the baccalaureate program. The major is designed to meet the increasing needs of business, government, and public accounting, particularly regarding data analytics. Students entering the Accountancy major must already have the equivalent of an undergraduate degree in accounting from an accredited school. The major may also be structured to satisfy the requirements to sit for the CPA Examination in Florida.
Accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
Major Research Areas: Visit the Faculty Research page under Faculty in the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy website.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- Completion of the following “foundation” courses from an AACSB or ACBSP accredited institution generally within the last 5 years with a 3.00 GPA or above:
- Intermediate Financial Accounting I (ACG 3103),
- Intermediate Financial Accounting II (ACG 3113),
- Cost Accounting and Control I (ACG 3341),
- Accounting Information Systems (ACG 3401),
- Auditing I (ACG 4632), and
- Concepts of Federal Income Taxation (TAX 4001).
Completion of courses equivalent to the “foundation” courses listed above at an international institution within the past 5 years with the equivalent of a 3.00 GPA or above as attested to by NASBA International Evaluation Services (NIES).
Evidence of proficiency in accounting as demonstrated by passing all or part of one of the following professional certification examinations: US CPA, CMA, CA (Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, India, Hong Kong, and Singapore), AND a minimum of two years of relevant experience in the field of accounting, auditing, or taxation. Eligibility for admission based on proficiency in accounting through passing certification examinations and having relevant experience is subject to approval of the master’s program committee.