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Master of Accounting

At St. Thomas University the School of Business seeks to integrate the conceptual with the applied, and theory with experience. In addition to a well-rounded background in liberal arts and humanities, business students learn the basic concepts and principles necessary to be successful in today’s globally competitive business environment. Each program emphasizes the many distinct facets of business theories and principles along with their practical application.

Following graduation, St. Thomas University alumni are well-prepared for employment in an array of fields throughout the community. Many graduates take advantage of the international business in South Florida.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Accounting (MAC) degree program provides students with intensive professional preparation in accounting with an opportunity to specialize in Taxation or Forensic Accounting. The program is designed to enhance the professional development and competence of professionals who are planning to enter public accounting, or private accounting.

Upon competition of the Master of Accounting degree, graduates meet the requirement of the Florida State Board of Accountancy for 30 credits of education beyond the baccalaureate degree. Final determination of one’s eligibility to take the Uniform CPA Examination rests with the State Board.
Upon completion of this program students will:
  • Express their ideas and recommendations in a concise and professional fashion by utilizing their verbal, analytical, and writing skills to solve case studies.
  • Apply critical thinking skills acquired from exposure to specific subject theories and practices to strategic organizational issues involving Accounting, Finance and general management considerations.

Specialization in Forensic Accounting or Taxation

Students may obtain a specialization with the Master of Accounting degree in either Forensic Accounting or Taxation by completing the required 12 credits (four courses) within the specialization area.  This can be accomplished within the 30 credit MAC program only through careful planning and scheduling of coursework.  

For more information contact Dr. Craig Reese, Chairperson of Accounting, Economics, and Finance Department, at CReese@stu.edu.

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St. Thomas University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)