Master of Accountancy

The results you seek take shape when you continue the journey.

You've completed your bachelor's degree and are ready to move forward with your education in accounting. The "Big 4" and local firms are calling for you, and you know the next steps are to get your master's degree and pass the CPA exam. This next step of yours starts here with Stetson's Master of Accountancy program.

Program Overview

The Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) program at Stetson University is results-oriented and will prepare students for a wide range of opportunities upon graduation. With a challenging curriculum that provides advanced accounting knowledge and technical skills necessary to excel, students will be able to open doors to the challenging and rewarding careers they seek.

Stetson is one of 180 elite business schools worldwide with a School of Business Administration that is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Beginning fall 2018, the program will include the M.Acc Tax Track, a specialization comprised of three online courses ideal for individuals interested in focusing on taxation in their careers. These courses can be taken independently or as part of the ten courses required for the Master of Accountancy degree.

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Our challenging curriculum will provide you with the advanced knowledge necessary to excel in the dynamic business environment and open the doors you seek to a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Two Program Formats

The Stetson program is offered in two formats: a hybrid program based on the DeLand Campus and an online program that you can accomplish at home. This convenient, high-quality program can be completed in as little as one year and is designed to provide an advanced, graduate-level education in accounting and the related areas of information systems and business.

Taught by award-winning faculty made up of teacher-scholars and professionals, the program is designed to complement your preparation for the CPA exam (if not already completed) and/or meet the 150 credit hours required by many states for CPA licensure. Moreover, completing the M.Acc. program will enhance knowledge in accounting and be a springboard for career advancement.


  • Shahram Amiri, Ed.D., College of Wiliam and Mary
  • Fred K. Augustine, Jr., Ph.D., Florida State University, Department Chair of Decision and Information Sciences
  • Michael Bitter, Ph.D., University of Mississippi, Director of the Master of Accountancy Programs
  • Patrick J. Knipe, M.Acc., Stetson University
  • Kevin M. Miller, M.Acc, Stetson University
  • Judson P. Stryker, DBA, Mississippi State University
  • Valerie Chambers, Ph.D., University of Houston

Career Significance

M.Acc. alumni earn higher salaries than accountants with only a bachelor's degree and can choose from among career opportunities with the following:

  • Local, state and federal government.
  • Local, regional and national CPA firms.
  • Corporations and other for-profit entities of all sizes.
  • Nonprofit organizations, including educational institutions.

Our alumni have been hired and proven successful at the following companies/firms:

Success Stories

Karen Canzoneri, CPA, Partner, McDirmit Davis, CPAs

I have always felt that I received the very best accounting education possible by attending Stetson University. The quality of the professors and students that I interacted with is beyond compare. As a tax partner at McDirmit Davis, I activity seek new staff from the students at Stetson and I have never been disappointed.

Suzanne E. Forbes, CPA, Managing Member, Daytona Beach office, James Moore & Co., CPAs and Consultants

Stetson provided me with the education I needed to springboard my career in ways I never imagined. The lifelong knowledge learned, people met and friendships made have all contributed to my success.

Salvatore Mancini, CPA, Inspections Specialist III - Public Accounting Oversight Board (PAOB)

The accounting program at Stetson University allowed me to enhance my verbal and written communication skills while constantly challenging me to think critically. The faculty equipped me with the tools I needed to pass the CPA exam and to meet future career challenges. The program also provided access to various internship opportunities which allowed me to gain a better understanding of the profession before graduating.

Michael J Parr, Jr., CPA, Senior Manager - Ernst & Young, LLP

Stetson University's outstanding accounting program help prepare young professionals for the business environment through the use of relevant curriculum, individual attention from experienced professors and uncompromising learning environment.

Megan Hicks, CPA, CISA, Risk Advisory Services - RSM, LLP

As a recent graduate, I could not be more proud of my Stetson accounting degrees. The accounting program and Stetson's unique culture molded me into a marketable, well-rounded employee. The networking and leadership experience I obtained while at Stetson complimented my academics and allowed me to be a competitive candidate in the job market.

Michael Batts, CPA, Managing Shareholder, Batts, Morrison, Wales & Lee, P.A.

Stetson University's professional accounting faculty not only offers an excellent educational opportunity, they make it personal. Students get good, practical, individual advice from the professors in addition to solid academics.