Is the Master of Accountancy Program Right for Me?
A Master of Accountancy is a good fit for those who have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field and would like to advance their education, explore specialized practice areas or meet certification requirements.
The Master of Accountancy is delivered in an accelerated format (30 credits). Therefore, students can complete the degree in one year contingent on availability of courses. Those who want a less rigorous schedule can take additional time to complete the degree.
The Hodges University Master of Accountancy program is compressed into fewer classes than general master’s programs, making the total tuition for the degree more competitive.
What is the Accounting Career Outlook?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024*, faster than the average for all occupations. Globalization, a growing overall economy, and an increasingly complex tax and regulatory environment are expected to lead to strong demand for accountants and auditors.
O*Net Online also has a positive outlook for accounting and related careers. Their website classifies bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerk positions as Bright Outlook occupations**. This means these jobs are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will have large numbers of job openings, or are new and emerging occupations.
A career as an accountant can include positions in business, finance, health care, private industry, not-for-profit organizations, education, government or consulting. It can also include public accounting and specializations in auditing, financial forensics, information technology, personal financial planning, business valuation and tax.
What Can I Do with This Degree?
- Financial Analysis
- Certified Public Accountant
- Chief Financial Officer
- Financial Planning
- Managerial Accounting
- Budget Analysis
- Financial Accounting
- International Accounting
- Forensic and Fraud Examination
- Business Valuation
- Public and Private Corporations
- Finance, Business and Law
- Public and Private Accounting Firms
What Will I Learn?
You may enter the Master of Accountancy program during any semester. A student who attends full time, nine semester hour credits per term or typically three courses per term, can complete this program in approximately one year, dependent on course availability.
Students who complete their undergraduate degree in accounting at Hodges University, an equivalent degree from an accredited institution, or any undergraduate degree along with the accounting and finance prerequisites will meet all requirements to begin the Master of Accountancy program. However, students without an undergraduate degree/equivalent in accounting or lacking foundational prerequisites may be required to incorporate additional courses to complete the Master of Accountancy program.
Accounting Core Component
The Accounting Core Component courses are designed to expand critical thinking and research competencies required of practitioners in regulated professions. Courses focus on ethical and legal issues related to the regulated practice environment and research skills unique to accounting, tax, and finance professionals. The Accounting Core Component includes advanced accounting specialization courses providing students an opportunity to explore professional certification/designation requirements. Students will have the opportunity to develop and apply skill-sets related to various accounting specializations. These competencies and skill-sets will support student certification and specialization goals and further differentiate them from their peers by demonstrating specialized expertise. The Accountancy Capstone Project course demonstrates critical thinking and research competencies in a comprehensive analysis, integrating knowledge and skill-sets developed through the program courses.
The Master of Accountancy program elective courses provide the student with an opportunity to select courses in a specific area of accounting and finance to meet the individual goals of the student.
Concentration Component Alternative
As an alternative to electives or in partial fulfillment of the Elective Component, students may declare an area of concentration where they wish to develop additional specialized expertise to fulfill personal or career interests. A concentration requires a total of nine credits in the concentration, beyond the required core courses. The addition of a concentration increases the total credit hours required for graduation from 30 to 39.
How is Hodges University’s Master of Accountancy Program Different?
Our Program is Accredited
Hodges University has received specialized accreditation for its business and business-related programs through International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE:
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Public Administration
- Master of Science in Management
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting
- Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Management
- Associate of Science in Accounting
- Associate in Science in Business Administration
The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program was implemented in September 2013. Programs can be considered for IACBE accreditation after two years of assessment data have been collected and submitted to IACBE with an application for accreditation. Therefore, the MAcc program is not currently accredited by IACBE.
Accounting courses in the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and the Master of Accountancy curriculum have been approved by the Florida State Board of Accountancy Curriculum Committee.
Our Cutting-Edge Accelerated Curriculum
The Johnson School of Business provides students with a “hands-on” approach to today’s business world with courses taught by experienced accounting, business and finance practitioners with outstanding academic and professional credentials, certifications and professional designations. They bring this unique combination of expertise to the students’ learning experience.
The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) at Hodges University is an accelerated program of study which can be completed in one year, offering rigorous specialized instruction designed to prepare students to enter the profession and succeed. In addition to acquiring specialized expertise in accounting theories and topics, students develop the quantitative, analytical, communication, and research skills demanded of accounting professionals in business, public accountancy, and industry today.
The MAcc program is suitable for either full-time or part-time study. The curriculum consists of 7½-week courses offered in a blended in-class/online format as well as semester-length online courses. The 7½-week blended in-class/online format requires extensive outside study and preparation for comprehensive in-class development of the material in addition to an online meeting each week. Full-time students can expect to complete the program in one year depending on course availability.
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- Help you obtain necessary transcripts.
- Schedule your admissions test (if necessary).
- Coordinate the financial aid process with a financial aid professional.
- Refer you to your academic advisor for class scheduling.
- Give you information regarding your orientation.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Hodges family!