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Master of Accounting

Accounting, finance alumni return to recruit at Ahead of the Game.

Accounting, finance alumni return to recruit at Ahead of the Game.

The Ahead of the Game Accounting & Business Expo, co-presented by Florida International University (FIU) College of Business Alpfa-FIU and Beta Alpha Psi chapters, gives students the opportunity to network with some of the area’s top employers in accounting, MIS and financial services.

The event, which takes place once a semester, also wins praise as an important place to make connections for internships and jobs. Yet it also gives many alumni of the college’s accounting, finance and MIS programs who are employed by local firms an opportunity to return to campus with a new perspective.


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Orientation program rolled out for all Accounting students.

Orientation program rolled out for all Accounting students.

“The students skillfully explained the overwhelming advantages of joining their organizations, including networking opportunities, and how a professional degree is not just about getting all A’s,” McEwen said.

Members of the executive boards of two student accounting organizations in the College of Business—Beta Alpha Psi, the international accounting honor society, and ALPFA FIU, for accounting, finance and business-related majors—presented information.


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MACC Forensic

MACC Forensic

Starting Fall 2016


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Becker Professional Education

Becker Professional Education

Becker CPA Review is offered as non-credit component of MACC.

You will have access to Becker's software and database resources.


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Beta Alpha Psi named “Gold” chapter

Beta Alpha Psi named “Gold” chapter

Again and again, Beta Alpha Psi, the international accounting honor society at Florida International University (FIU), goes above and beyond what is expected by their national headquarters.

The chapter receives the recognition of being named a Gold Chapter in 2015. In fact, since the FIU chapter was formed in 1986 it has also received the Superior designation an incredible 17 times, including the last five years in a row. Jimmy Carmenate, advisor; Grace Martin, vice president of membership; and Anthony Fiore, tax associate, Grant Thornton.


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Master of Accounting Program

Exploring new possibilities for your accounting career

    • Fast Track Schedule: Your time to completion is just ten months.
    • Convenient schedule: You can begin in either the fall or spring term. Classes are held during weeknights (Tuesdays/Thursdays) or weekends (Saturday) depending on the term started.
    • Convenient locations: Classes are held at the FIU Downtown Brickell (TAX Cohort) site and Modesto A. Maidique Campus (Assurance Cohorts) in west Miami-Dade County, Florida.
    • Exposure to diverse professionals: Since this is a cohort-based, lock-step program, you will build strong relationships with your classmates that will enrich your personal and professional lives during and long after the program.
    • Access to Becker's extensive library: You will have access to Becker's software and database resources.
    • You will be given the tools to help you gain the knowledge and professional skills to be even more competitive in today's challenging job market.
    • FIU'S MACC support services include "no-red-tape registration," meals, and more.


Curriculum

Our accelerated Master of Accounting program delivers a high-caliber curriculum that reflects the most current knowledge in the field. The curriculum is expected to include:

MACC-Assurance

Core Courses (common to all tracks)

  • ACG 6225 Value Added Accounting Practices
  • BUL 6890 Business Law II
  • ACG 6257 Global Accounting, Auditing, Financial Strategy
  • ACG 6176 Business Analysis and Valuation
  • ACG 6385 Advanced Managerial Accounting

Assurance Track (current)*

  • ACG 6625 IT Auditing
  • ACG 6657 Environment of Accounting and Auditing
  • ACG 6437 Advanced AIS
  • ACG 6686 Fraud Examination
  • ACG 6675 Internal Auditing

*Curriculum is based on the growing challenges of the industry.  Course substitutions are at the discretion of the Director, School of Accounting.  FIU’s graduate accounting programs satisfy the 30 semester hours beyond a Bachelor’s degree required for CPA licensure.

MACC-Tax

Core Courses (common to all tracks)

  • ACG 6225 Value Added Accounting Practices
  • BUL 6890 Business Law II
  • ACG 6257 Global Accounting, Auditing, Financial Strategy
  • ACG 6176 Business Analysis and Valuation
  • ACG 6385 Advanced Managerial Accounting

Taxation Track (current)*

  • TAX 6446 Wealth Transfers
  • TAX 6115 Taxation of Corporations II
  • TAX 6877 Seminar in Taxation
  • TAX 6205 Partnerships
  • TAX 6507 International Taxation

*Curriculum is based on the growing challenges of the industry.  Course substitutions are at the discretion of the Director, School of Accounting.  FIU’s graduate accounting programs satisfy the 30 semester hours beyond a Bachelor’s degree required for CPA licensure.

MACC-Forensic (New in Fall 2016)

Core Courses (common to all tracks)

  • ACG 6225 Value Added Accounting Practices
  • BUL 6890 Business Law II
  • ACG 6257 Global Accounting, Auditing, Financial Strategy
  • ACG 6176 Business Analysis and Valuation
  • ACG 6385 Advanced Managerial Accounting

Forensic Track

  • ACG 6685 Introduction to Forensic Accounting
  • ACG 6687 Financial Investigation
  • ACG 6692 Business Analytics for Forensic Accounting
  • ACG 6675 Internal Auditing
  • ACG 6838 Fraud Investigation

*Curriculum is based on the growing challenges of the industry.  Course substitutions are at the discretion of the Director, School of Accounting.  FIU’s graduate accounting programs satisfy the 30 semester hours beyond a Bachelor’s degree required for CPA licensure.

Pre-MAcc

Students without an undergraduate accounting degree but who meet all other admissions criteria may be fully admitted into the MACC and will require the following additional coursework:

  • ACG 5137 Standards and Principles of Financial Accounting
  • ACG 5395 Seminar in management Accounting
  • ACG 5806 Seminar in Financial Accounting
  • TAX 5875 Seminar in Taxation
  • ACG 5627 Systems auditing

*Curriculum is based on the growing challenges of the industry.  Course substitutions are at the discretion of the Director, School of Accounting.  FIU’s graduate accounting programs satisfy the 30 semester hours beyond a Bachelor’s degree required for CPA licensure.

Calendar

The FIU School of Accounting’s ten-month Master of Accounting program requires 30 credit-hours of course work (two courses per eight-week session).


Class locations offer flexible and convenient options to accounting professionals interested in earning a graduate accounting degree:

Fall Start 2015 Calendars

  • Brickell Campus, Miami, FL (Tuesdays/Thursdays) Calendar - Tax
  • Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Miami, FL (Saturdays) Calendar - Assurance
  • Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Miami, FL (Tuesdays/Thursdays) Calendar - Assurance
  • Brickell Campus, Miami, FL (Mondays/Wednesdays) - Tax

 

FAQs

Q. Where should I send my application materials?
A. Please send your application materials to:
Florida International University
Chapman Graduate School of Business
Attn: Accounting Programs
11200 SW 8th Street CBC 200
Miami, FL 33199-0001

Q. Do all application materials have to be submitted by the deadline?
A. Yes, all materials have to be turned in by the deadline. Only those applicants who have submitted complete packets will be considered for acceptance. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Q. Where can I obtain an application form for the MACC?
A. The application form is available at " Apply now "

Q. Do I include my certified transcripts with the application?
A. Florida International University requires that official transcripts be sent in directly by the college(s) or university(ies) you attend(ed).You cannot send in copies of these transcripts yourself.
If you are an alumnus(ae) of the university, there is no need to have transcripts sent. If you attended a university outside the U.S. and the transcripts are not in English, they must be translated by a certified translator. The translation and an official copy of the transcripts must be submitted.

Q. When do I pay for courses?
A. You pay for courses each semester, according to the number of courses you take during any given term. See Master of Accounting Tuition.

Q. What kind of undergraduate degree must I have to qualify for this program?
A. We require that you have an undergraduate degree in accounting or equivalent degree from an accredited university. Prospective students without undergraduate accounting degrees are required to complete a number of pre-requisite courses. Students not meeting the upper-level accounting course pre-requisites can satisfy those requirements by completing the the MACC prerequesite coursework.
Please contact gradadv@fiu.edu or call 305-348-3501, for answer to any questions about these requirements.

Q. What are the required scores for the GMAT/GRE?
A. GMAT: minimum score of 500

Q. For how many years are my test scores valid?
A. GMAT scores - 5 years 
TOEFL scores - 2 years
Institutional TOEFL scores (FIU) - 1 year

Q. Are there any special requirements for international students?
A. International students need to take the TOEFL test. They will need to score at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based test, or 6.5 on the IELTS test. Please visit www.toefl.org or www.ielts.org for more information.
International applicants are required to submit the following documents: Declaration of Certification of Finances (DCF), a bank letter, a sponsor letter, if applicable, and an F-1 transfer if they already have an F-1 Visa.

Q. Can I start the program in any semester?
A. You may start in the fall or spring terms.

Q. Where, when, and at what time are classes held?
A. Classes are held at the Brickell campus (Fall weeknights, Tuesdays and Thursdays) or the Modesto Maidique campus in Miami, Florida (Fall/Spring weeknights, or Saturday) Weeknight classes are held twice a week from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday classes are held from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Q. How many students are there in the classes?
A. On average, we may have 30 to 40 students in each class.

Q. Is a thesis required in the program?
A. No, there is no required thesis.

Q. Can I pursue two graduate degrees at the same time?
A. No. You cannot pursue two degrees at the same time. Please contact the FIU Graduate Admissions Office at 305-348-7442 for further information.

Q. Can I apply for financial aid?
A. Yes, you can apply for financial aid by visiting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) ( http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ ) page on this site for other options.
For specific information about financial aid, visit Florida International University's Financial Aid Office. It is advisable that you begin the process as soon as possible.

Application Deadlines


Fall Admission
April 1: Last day for international students to submit a graduate application.

May 1: Last day for international students to submit all supporting Academic credentials, test scores, and Declaration of Finances.

June 1: Last day for U.S. applicants to submit a graduate application and supporting credentials.

Spring Admission

Sept 1: Last day for international students to submit a graduate application.

Oct. 1: Last day for international students to submit all supporting Academic credentials, test scores, and Declaration of Finances.

Oct. 1: Last day for U.S. applicants to submit a graduate application and supporting credentials.

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to a Master’s degree in the School of Accounting in the Chapman Graduate School, students must:

  1. Hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  2. Show high promise of success in graduate studies as determined by the faculty based upon a minimum score of 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score or Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Applicants submitting GRE scores will be considered on an individual basis. The GMAT requirement will be waived if the student has a:
    1. graduate degree from an AACSB accredited university;
    2. passed all parts of the CPA exam or;
    3. obtained an undergraduate accounting degree from FIU with a GPA of at least 3.25 in their upper-level undergraduate coursework AND a 3.0 GPA in classes equivalent to Intermediate Financial Accounting I (ACG 4101), Financial Accounting II (ACG 4111), Management Accounting (ACG 4341), and Income Tax Accounting (TAX 4001);
  3. Have a minimum upper division grade point average (GPA) of 3.0;
  4. Graduate student applicants whose studies were completed outside of the U.S must demonstrate proficiency of the English language by presenting a minimum score of 80 on the iBT TOEFL (equivalent to 550 on the paper-based version) or 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IETLS);
  5. Be in good standing with all previously attended colleges and universities.

Admissions at the graduate level are competitive and meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

Application Process

  • Complete the online application for admission.
  • You may complete the online application and submit it, even without having taken the GMAT, TOEFL.  Pay a $30 nonrefundable application fee
  • Request official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities, in a sealed envelope.
  • Submit a current resume of professional experience. Resumes may be sent to gradadv@fiu.edu
  • A transcript must confirm four year bachelor’s in an accounting business degree or related area from a US regionally accredited institution, as well as a minimum upper division grade point average (GPA) of 3.0. 
  • If you are an alumnus (ae) of the university, you do not need to send transcripts.
  • If your undergraduate business major is not in accounting from a US regionally accredited institution, student will be required to complete additional coursework.
  • Students whose official transcripts are not in English will be required to submit translated transcripts.  If this applies to you, please ask your university to provide two original transcripts.  The first set of transcripts must remain in the sealed envelope.  The second set of transcripts should be sent to an official translation agency for translation.
  • If your degree is not posted on the official transcripts, you will need to send a copy of the original diploma.
  • The Chapman Graduate School of Business offers special GMAT preparation courses throughout the year.  

Keep in mind, that for this competitive program, students with the combination of GPA and test scores will have the first oppurtunity to enter the program. Only those applicants who have submitted complete application packets will be considered. Meeting the minimum rerquirements is not a guarantee of admission. Those applicants who would like to futher strenghthen their application may wish to submit up to two letters of recommendation.

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Mailing Address

Submit all materials to:

Master of Accounting
Chapman Graduate School of Business
Florida International University 
11200 SW 8th Street
MANGO 360
Miami, FL  33199

Tuition & Scholarships

Tuition

Tuition and fees for the accelerated, ten-month Master of Accounting program for the 2015-2016 school year at Florida International University is $34,000 for Florida residents and $37,000 for non-Florida residents and international students.

To view the payment schedule please click here.

Scholarships

The Chapman Graduate School of Business offers annually a number of academic scholarships to entering students based on merit and depending on the resources available to each program. In addition, there are a number of named scholarships, funded by individuals, companies and financial institutions, some of which have special requirements but offer the added incentive of internship possibilities in addition to tuition funding.

Graduate scholarships are designated for qualified students seeking their MBA and Master's Degrees in the College of Business Administration.

Visit scholarship sources outside the College of Business Administration for more scholarship opportunities.

For more information, or to apply, please contact the Program Manager for the program in question. The Chapman School’s Scholarship Committee will meet regularly during the year to consider all applications.

Financial Aid

For more information please visit our Financial Aid page.

 Program Summary


Contact Us

For more information about the Master of Accounting, please contact gradadv@fiu.edu, or call 305-348-3501.