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.
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.