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Graduate Catalog 2018/2019


Accountancy (MAC)
with a Concentration in Assurance (AUS)

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Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.)
CIP Code: 52.0301
College of Muma College of Business (BA)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 30

Contact Information:
College of Muma College of Business
School of Accountancy Department (ACC)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue BSN3403
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Christine Andrews
Phone: 813-974-4186
Email: candrews2@usf.edu

Website: http://www.usf.edu/business/graduate/masters/macc/


Faculty Search: Muma College of Business Faculty List


Major Information

The objective of the Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) Degree 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. Students entering the Accountancy major must already have the equivalent of an undergraduate degree in accounting from a regionally-accredited school. The major may also be structured to satisfy the requirements to sit for the CPA Examination in Florida.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: March 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: February 15

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • 3.00 overall upper-level GPA and a 3.00 GPA in all upper-level accounting courses (minimum of 21 hours at a U.S. regionally accredited program generally within the past 5 years; OR completion of the following foundation courses with a minimum grade of B in each course:
    1. Intermediate Financial Accounting I (ACG 3103),
    2. Intermediate Financial Accounting II (ACG 3113),
    3. Cost Accounting and Control I (ACG 3341),
    4. Accounting Information Systems (ACG 3401),
    5. Auditing I (ACG 4632), and
    6. Concepts of Federal Income Taxation (TAX 4001).

    Students with undergraduate degrees with majors other than accounting are encouraged to contact Undergraduate advising at the Muma College of Business.

  • Minimum GMAT score of 500 or higher, or equivalent GRE score of 305. Students may apply for a GMAT waiver if the student has obtained an undergraduate degree from USF Tampa and earned a GPA of at least 3.30 in the 6 core accounting major courses

Admission to the M.Acc. Degree Program is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. For full consideration, please submit your application by the deadlines shown above.

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major Requirements

CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS

For the student who has the equivalent of an undergraduate major in accounting at USF (including 21-24 hours of upper-level accounting coursework taken within the last 5 years), the program consists of 30 hours. Most (24 hours) of the program is devoted to the study of accounting. The remaining six (6) graduate level hours consist of study in other business areas including economics, entrepreneurship, finance, business analytics and information systems, management and marketing. These six (6) graduate level hours are elected by the student in consultation with the M.Acc. Advisor. At least 70% of the coursework must be at the 6000 level, with 100% being graduate level.

The M.Acc. curriculum has a set of two required common core accounting courses. Students may elect a concentration (12 hours) in Assurance, Corporate, or Tax. The sequencing of courses will be determined in consultation with the M.Acc. Advisor.

Total Minimum hours - 30 hours
At least 21 hours must be in 6000-level courses.

Core 6 hours
Concentration 12 hours
Electives 6 hours
Non-Accounting Electives 6 hours

Core Requirements 6 hours
ACG 68753Financial Reporting and Professional Issues
ACG 6841C 3Innovation and Analytics in Accounting

CONCENTRATIONS 12 hours minimum:
Students select from the following Concentrations:

ASSURANCE (AUS) 12 credit hours
ACG 6457 3Accounting Systems, Audit, Control & Security
Select three (3) course from:
ACG 5675 3Internal and Operational Audit
ACG 66363Contemporary Issues in Audit
ACG 56753Internal and Operational Audit
ACG 66883Forensic Accounting and Legal Environment
ISM 61563Enterprise Resource Planning & Business Proc. Mgmt.
ISM 63283Information Security & Risk Management

CORPORATE (COR) - 12 credit hours
ACG 6346 3 Contemporary Issues in Managerial Accounting
ACG 56753Internal and Operational Auditing
TAX 50153Federal Taxation for Business Entities
Select one (1) course from:
FIN 64163Advanced Financial Management
FIN 64653Financial Statement Analysis

TAX (TAX) 12 credit hours
TAX 50153Taxation of Business Entities
TAX 61343Advanced Corporate Taxation
TAX 60053Advanced Partnership Taxation
TAX 60653Contemporary Issues in Taxation

Accounting Electives 6 hours
Students select electives in the area of the Concentration in consultation with the Graduate Advisor.

Non-accounting Electives - 6 hours
Graduate level electives must be approved in advance by M.Acc. Advisor
Note: 5000 level courses may count in the M.Acc. Program only if not counted towards the Bachelors Degree.

Comprehensive Exam
Students will prepare an oral presentation on a case that integrates program concepts in their last semester. The presentation will be graded by the Graduate Committee of the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy. Students must earn a passing grade to graduate.


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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USF Degree Requirements

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

ACG6875, ACG6405, ACG6932, ACG6476, ACG6636, TAX6065, ACG6346, ACG6936, TAX6445, ACG5205, ACG5675, ACG5501, TAX5015,