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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


Accountancy (MAC)
with a Concentration in Tax (TAX)

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

Contact Information:
College of Business Administration
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: Business Administration Faculty List


Program Information

The objective of the Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) Program is to provide candidates with greater breadth and depth of knowledge in accountancy than is possible in the baccalaureate program. The program is designed to meet the increasing needs of business, government, and public accounting. Students entering The M.Acc. Program must already have the equivalent of an undergraduate degree in accounting from an AACSB accredited school. The program may also be structured to satisfy the requirements to sit for the CPA Examination in Florida.

 

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

Fall: March 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: March 1

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

Fall: February 15
Spring: September 15
Summer: January 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 listed below.

Program Admission Requirements

  • At least a 3.0 upper-level accounting GPA (minimum of 21 hours at a U.S. AACSB-accredited program within the past 5 years
  • a 3.00 overall upper-level GPA
  • a 500 or higher GMAT score

International applicants from non English-speaking countries must also have a TOEFL score of 550 or higher on the written version, a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based test or a 79 on the internet-based test.

 

Admissions Status: Apply

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Program Degree 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) hours consist of study in other business areas including economics, entrepreneurship, finance, and information systems/decision sciences. These six (6) 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.

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

 
 

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

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

 

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

 

MINIMUM TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS

30

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College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of the Graduate 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 program 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,