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Graduate Catalog 2017/2018


Accountancy (MAC)
with a Concentration in Audit/Systems (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  22630

Program Director or Coordinator:
Uday Murthy
Phone: 813-974-4186
Email: umurthy@usf.edu

Website: http://business.usf.edu/programs/master/macc/index.asp


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

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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 requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

  • 3.00 overall upper-level GPA and a 3.00 GPA in principles of financial accounting, managerial accounting, and all upper-level accounting courses (minimum of 21 hours at a U.S. AACSB accredited program within the past 5 years; or Completion of the following six 5000 level “foundation” courses with a minimum grade of B in each course: Intermediate Financial Accounting I (ACG 5103), Intermediate Financial Accounting II (ACG 5113), Cost Accounting and Control I (ACG 5341), Accounting Information Systems (ACG 5410), Auditing I (ACG 5632), and Concepts of Federal Income Taxation (TAX 5001).
  • Minimum GMAT score of 500 or higher, or equivalent GRE score of 305

Applicants from countries where English is not the official language must also demonstrate proficiency in English in one of the following ways:

  • Score >=92 on the internet based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) with a speaking sub-score >=26.
  • Score >=7.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Score >=64 on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A)
  • Score >=155 on the GRE-Verbal exam
  • By earning a baccalaureate or higher degree at a regionally accredited institution in the US. Applicants who earn a baccalaureate or equivalent degree at a foreign institution where English is the language of instruction (for the institution and not just the major) may meet this requirement.  However, other related factors (including test scores) will also be considered.  Medium of Instruction must be documented on the transcript or on an official Certificate of Medium of Instruction from the Institution

Admission to the M.Acc. Degree Program is competitive. For full consideration, please submit your application by the deadlines shown above.

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major 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, and information systems/decision sciences. 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 three required common core accounting courses. Students may elect a concentration (12 hours) in either Tax or Audit/Systems. If a student does not wish to elect a concentration, a student may follow the “Generalist Track” below.. The sequencing of courses will be determined in consultation with the M.Acc. Advisor.

REQUIRED COURSES

 

Credits

CORE REQUIREMENTS

9

ACG6875
ACG6932

Financial Reporting and Professional Issues
Integrative Accounting Seminar

3
3

 

Generalist Track

18

ACG6476
ACG6636
TAX6065
ACG6346
ACG6936
TAX6445
ACG5205
ACG5675
ACG5501
TAX5015
ACG6457
TAX6134
TAX6005

Contemporary Issues in Accounting Information Systems
Contemporary Issues in Auditing
Contemporary Issues in Taxation
Contemporary Issues in Managerial Accounting
Selected Topics in Accounting
Estate Planning
Advanced Financial Accounting
Internal and Operational Auditing
Governmental / Not-for-Profit Accounting
Federal Taxation for Business Entities
Accounting Systems Audit, Control & Security
Advanced Corporate Taxation
Advanced Partnership Taxation

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Non-accounting Electives

6

Graduate level electives must be approved in advance by M.Acc. Advisor.

 

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Available concentrations:

Tax
Audit/Systems


Tax

Tax Courses
Select from:

6

TAX5015
TAX6134
TAX6005
TAX6445
TAX6065

Taxation of Business Entities*
Advanced Corporate Taxation
Advanced Partnership Taxation
Estate Planning
Contemporary Issues in Taxation

3
3
3
3
3

*Note: TAX5015 may count in the M.Acc. program only if it is not counted towards the Bachelor's Degree.

Accounting Electives
Select from:

6

ACG6476
ACG6636
TAX6065
ACG6346
ACG6936
TAX6445
ACG5205
ACG5675
ACG5505
TAX5015
ACG6457
TAX6134
TAX6005

Contemporary Issues in Accounting Information Systems
Contemporary Issues in Auditing
Contemporary Issues in Taxation
Contemporary Issues in Managerial Accounting
Selected Topics in Accounting
Estate Planning
Advanced Financial Accounting
Internal and Operational Auditing
Governmental / Not-for-Profit Accounting
Federal Taxation for Business Entities
Accounting Systems Audit, Control & Security
Advanced Corporate Taxation
Advanced Partnership Taxation

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Non-accounting Electives

6

Electives must be approved in advance by M.Acc. Advisor


Audit/Systems

Audit/Systems Courses
Select two (2) courses from:

12

ACD6405 OR
ACG6457

ACG6636 OR
ACG5675

Advanced Accounting Information Systems
Accounting Systems Audit, Control & Security

Contemporary Issues in Audit
Internal and Operational Audit

3
3

3
3

The remaining two (2) courses should be selected from:

ACG6405
ACG6457
ACG6636
ACG56756
ISM6930
ISM6930

Advanced Accounting Information Systems
Accounting Systems Audit, Control & Security
Contemporary Issues in Audit
Internal and Operational Audit
Enterprise Resource Planning & Business Process Management
Information Security & Risk Management

3
3
3
3
3
3

Accounting Electives
Select from:

6

ACG6476
ACG6636
TAX6065
ACG6346
ACG6936
TAX6445
ACG5205
ACG5675
ACG5505
TAX5015
ACG6457
TAX6134
TAX6005

Contemporary Issues in Accounting Information Systems
Contemporary Issues in Auditing
Contemporary Issues in Taxation
Contemporary Issues in Managerial Accounting
Selected Topics in Accounting
Estate Planning
Advanced Financial Accounting
Internal and Operational Auditing
Governmental / Not-for-Profit Accounting
Federal Taxation for Business Entities
Accounting Systems Audit, Control & Security
Advanced Corporate Taxation
Advanced Partnership Taxation

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Non-accounting Electives

6

Electives must be approved in advance by M.Acc. Advisor

 

Other Requirements
At Least 21 hours must be in 6000 level courses.

 

MINIMUM TOTAL CREDITS

30

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College Degree Requirements

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

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USF Degree Requirements

See USF Degree Requirements —
http://www.grad.usf.edu/policies.php

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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,