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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.

He may be getting ready to graduate from the School of Accounting at Florida International University (FIU), but Frank Metellus still remembers his orientation.

“Without a doubt, I wouldn’t be where I am without getting such an excellent start,” Metellus said. “Learning about the profession and the requirements to succeed, starting with the curriculum and opportunities at FIU, was instrumental.”


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Starting Academic Year 2013-2014

Starting Academic Year 2013-2014

Now offering Becker CPA Review as non-credit component of MACC. 


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Beta Alpha Psi named “Superior” chapter for fifth consecutive year

Beta Alpha Psi named “Superior” chapter for fifth consecutive year

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

And again and again, the chapter receives the recognition of being named a Superior Chapter. In fact, since the FIU chapter was formed in 1986 it has 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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Ahead of the Game Accounting and Business Expo

Ahead of the Game Accounting and Business Expo

An on-target expo: top companies meet accounting, finance and MIS students.

Employers often tell us that some of their companies’ best performers are graduates of Florida International University (FIU),” said Dawn Lazar (MS ’06), assistant director, Career Management Services, School of Accounting. “Our Ahead of the Game Expo lets recruiters meet ideal candidates from FIU’s accounting, finance and management information systems (MIS) programs.


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AACSB Accredited

U.S. Best Colleges

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 on Saturdays only or during weeknights (Tuesdays/Thursdays), depending on the term started.
    • Convenient locations: Classes are held at the FIU Downtown Brickell site and Modesto A. Maidique Campus 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 extensive library, software and database resources
    • Careers planning services and tools to help you gain the knowledge and professional skills to be even more competitive in today's challenging job market.
    • 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 and a range of practical applications for tackling the growing challenges for the industry. The curriculum for 2013-14 is expected to include:

MACC-Assurance

MACC-Tax

Calendar

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


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

Fall Start 2013 Calendars

  • Modesto A. Maidique 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

 

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. Are the courses held in a certain sequence?
A. The Master of Accounting's curriculum provides one desired sequence. This sequence may be changed at the discretion of the program faculty. However, certain prerequisites will be built into any sequence. Course content is dependent on changing demands from the job market and is subject to change.

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) (ß make this a link to 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.

Application Process and Requirements

For all applicants
    • 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
    • Send official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities, in a sealed envelope.
      • A 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 are required. 
      • If you are an alumnus (ae) of the university, there is no need to have transcripts sent.
      • If, bachelors business degree is not in accounting from a US regionally accredited institution, student will be required to complete additional coursework.
      • The original transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope by the degree-granting institution..
      • 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.
      • Official proof of degree: a copy of the original diploma is required if the degree is not posted on the official transcript.
    • Be in good standing with all previously-attended colleges and universities.
    • Submit official GMAT.  Earn a score of at least 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (
GMAT
       )(
www.mba.com
    ) Scores are considered official when sent by the testing center directly to our school.  FIU’s university code is 5206.
    • FIU students with above average grades may qualify for a waiver to the GMAT/GRE Test requirements.  To meet this waiver, the student must have a GPA of 3.25 or better on upper-level coursework AND have a GPA of 3.0 or better in the aggregate of ACG4101, ACG4111, ACG4341, and TAX4001.

The Chapman Graduate School of Business offers special GMAT preparation courses throughout the year.  

  • Submit a current resume of professional experience. Resumes may be sent to gradadv@fiu.edu.
  • Participate in a personal interview once your complete application is received.
  • If you earned your Bachelor Degree in a country whose official language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency by taking either the TOEFL or IELTS.
    • Minimum scores for the TOEFL are:
      • 550 paper-based,
      • 213 computer-based or
      • 80 internet-based.
    • Minimum score for the IELTS is 6.5.

To obtain information about the TOEFL exam, please contact the English Language Institute at 305-348-2222, or visit www.toefl.org. To obtain more information on the IELT, visit www.ielts.org. When requesting the official scores, please refer to the Florida International University Institution code 5206.


For international students

International students applying for the F-1 student visa will be required to submit financial documentation. Financial documents must be recent (6 months or less from the program start date).

  • Request a letter from your bank or the bank of your sponsor (a parent, for example) stating that you or your sponsor have sufficient funds of at least$46,000 for tuition and living expenses.  The types of accounts from which these bank letters are accepted are:  savings, checking or money market accounts.
  • If the bank account and aforementioned letter are in the name of a sponsor, the sponsor will need to submit a signed sponsor letter stating that he or she will fund your education and expenses while you are enrolled in the MACC program.  Click here to see a sample sponsor letter.
  • Submit a completed and signed Declaration of Finance (DCF) form. Please note that the minimum amount in the DCF must be at least $51,700 for the academic year 2012-2013.

If you fail to meet one or more of the above criteria, or feel your earned GPA or standardized test scores are not indicative of your ability to be successful in a graduate degree program, please submit additional documentation to augment your application portfolio.  The Admissions Committee will consider, for example, a master’s or a law degree, a professional certification such as the CPA, CFA, SHRM or other comparable certification, or other similar evidence of special qualities as additional factors in evaluating your application. 

Under exceptional circumstances, applicants may be admitted conditionally, provided they have a GPA of 2.75 or higher in all of their upper division course work as undergraduates and demonstrate extraordinary credentials in all other aspects of the admissions criteria.  In such cases, students must complete their first 12 graduate credit hours with a GPA of 3.25 or higher in order to qualify for full admission to the program.

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

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Tuition & Scholarships

Tuition

Tuition and fees for the accelerated, ten-month Master of Accounting program for the 2014-2015 school year at Florida International University is $32,000 for Florida residents and $35,000 for non-Florida residents and international students.

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.