Accounting

As an undergraduate, St. Thomas University School of Business will help you to acquire the formal knowledge required to pursue entry-level positions in government, public accounting, or corporate entities. Our goals are directed at enabling each student to master the many specific facets of accounting. Graduate students may decide to sit for the Florida CPA exam, specialize in Taxation or Forensic Accounting, or make themselves ready for a career in public accounting, public institution accounting, or private accounting.

You will find the programs challenging and interesting, as our experienced, qualified faculty brings this discipline to life, exposing you to real-world situations.

BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN ACCOUNTING

The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting is designed to provide students with theoretical foundations of accounting, and practical accounting techniques that are used in public and private organizations. This program provides an understanding of accounting functions, taxation, auditing, governmental and institutional accounting and income tax. This program focuses on skills in critical thinking, problem solving, math, and research.

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This Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting prepares students for careers in public or private accounting of for positions in non-profit or government organizations.

Curriculum (Course Sampling)

ACC 402 Auditing
ACG 3101 Financial Accounting I
ACG 4501 Governmental and Institutional Accounting
TAX 3001 Federal Income Tax

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MASTER OF ACCOUNTING

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

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Career Opportunities

  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Forensic Accountant

Curriculum (Course Sampling)

ACC 502 Advanced Auditing
ACC 540 Fraud Examination
ACC 781 International Taxation
ACC 785 Taxation of Estates, Trusts and Gifts

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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN ACCOUNTING

The St. Thomas University Master of Business Administration degree is designed for students who are currently in, or plan to enter, responsible positions of management. The MBA program provides a balance between the quantitative and qualitative aspects of management and focuses on the needs of part-time students who may have special concerns because of their employment responsibilities. The MBA also provides an opportunity for full-time students to complete the degree program in as few as seven nine-week terms, i.e., less than 18 months.

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Career Opportunities

  • Public, Government or Management Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Investment Banker

Curriculum (Course Sampling)

ACC 502 Advanced Auditing
ACC 540 Fraud Examination
ACC 543 Computer Auditing and Investigation
ACC 790 Accounting Internship I

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT / ACCOUNTING

The Master of Science in Management program will prepare students to solve complex business problems, evaluate and sell ideas, lead teams and success across a broad variety of industries and functions. This program builds on the leadership skills individuals have acquired and deepens their knowledge in all business management areas, such as marketing, finance, information systems, and legal issues. This degree is designed to develop well-rounded leaders with strong business and management fundamentals as well as deep critical-thinking skills.

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Career Opportunities

  • Managerial Accountant
  • Comptroller

Curriculum (Course Sampling)

ACC 508 International Financial Reporting Standards
ACC 504 Advanced Accounting Information Systems
ACC 781 International Taxation
ACC 786 Advanced Corporate Taxation

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FORENSIC ACCOUNTING - GRADUATE BUSINESS CERTIFICATE

Graduate Business Certificates increase student’s knowledge and skills by completing four courses in an area of specialization. Business Certificates are available ONLY in conjunction with graduate degree programs, and students should apply for the certificates when they apply for the degree.
The Certificate in Forensic Accounting is designed for the accounting graduate or the MBA student who wishes to expand his/her knowledge in the broad area of forensic accounting. Courses in this certificate are designed to provide the accountant with a broad base of knowledge across the field of forensic accounting and more specialized knowledge within the areas of fraud and computer applications and investigation.


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MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING - GRADUATE BUSINESS CERTIFICATE

Graduate Business Certificates increase student’s knowledge and skills by completing four courses in an area of specialization. Business Certificates are available ONLY in conjunction with graduate degree programs, and students should apply for the certificates when they apply for the degree.
The graduate Certificate in Management Accounting is available to individuals who wish to acquire additional skills and knowledge in the area of management accounting.


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TAXATION - GRADUATE BUSINESS CERTIFICATE

Graduate Business Certificates increase student’s knowledge and skills by completing four courses in an area of specialization. Business Certificates are available ONLY in conjunction with graduate degree programs, and students should apply for the certificates when they apply for the degree.
The Certificate in Taxation is designed for the accounting graduate or the MBA or MSM student who wishes to expand his/her taxation knowledge. A practitioner’s viewpoint prevails.


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