Stetson University's Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) program is a part of the M. E. Rinker Sr. Institute of Tax and Accountancy. The program is specifically designed to ensure that students and busy professionals meet the academic requirements for the CPA examination and continue on to successful, fulfilling accounting careers. The M.Acc. program provides professional accountants with the necessary range of knowledge and practical skills.
The program consists of ten courses that provide the additional 30 hours required for CPA licensure in many states. The M.Acc. is intended to complement a student's undergraduate foundation courses and CPA review preparation. Many states allow students to take parts of the CPA exam after they receive their bachelor's degree but before they complete the required 150 hours. The courses in our program make up the remaining 30 hours and are positioned to supplement and enhance study for each individual part of the CPA exam. For example, a student wishing to take the audit section of the CPA exam will find information in the Advanced Auditing course that better prepares them for that section. Or if one was preparing for the regulation section of the CPA exam, taking Business Law and Tax Research prior to completing this section would enhance their knowledge and their success rate.
Our original campus-based program is located at our beautiful DeLand campus and is taught in the Lynn Business Center. The DeLand-based program may be completed in one year of full-time study or part-time. The program consists of five required accounting courses and five electives (30 credits in total), at least three of which much be at the graduate level and one of which must be a graduate accounting course. The accounting courses are offered during the day, primarily in the afternoons, in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Graduate level business courses are offered at night. Class attendance is mandatory.
Since 2009, the university has offered an online M.Acc. program for those who want the convenience of studying anywhere in the world. The online program may also be completed in one year of full-time study or part-time. The program consists of ten required courses (30 credits) that are offered lock-step, each conducted over five weeks. The program is offered totally online – there is no residency requirement.
For more information about the online Master of Accountancy program, please visit the program's website.