Keiser University

Master of Accountancy, MAcc (Accounting)

Keiser University

This program is available in the following campuses:

Daytona Beach, Fort Myers, Graduate School, Miami, Orlando, Pembroke Pines, Port St. Lucie, West Palm Beach

Keiser University’s Master of Accountancy degree was developed with professional certification in mind, focusing on the theories and practices of accounting. The program prepares accounting professionals to demonstrate an understanding of accounting responsibilities, ethical standards related to business and the accounting profession, and the role accounting plays in business organizations and society. The intensive graduate program fosters independent learning and enables students to contribute intellectually to the accounting profession. Students specialize in one of two areas: General Accounting or Forensic Accounting.

Program Objectives

Keiser University’s Master of Accountancy enables students to contribute to the accounting profession through independent learning, scholarship, and research. Upon completion of this program, students are able to:

  • Apply accounting theory, practice, and professional ethical behavior to make informed decisions in their profession
  • Evaluate and apply generally accepted accounting principles and practices using emerging technologies
  • Create a shared vision of an accounting culture by understanding and responding to the needs of business and society in a global environment.
  • Effectively apply accounting expertise to the disclosure of accounting information needed by internal and external decision-makers
  • Continue to renew and develop expertise in the field of accounting up to and including professional certification
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills in writing through organizing, thinking critically, and communicating ideas and information in documents and presentations.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in accounting, business or a related discipline.
  • ACG 5075 is required if a student does not have an undergraduate degree in accounting.

Program Outline

Students are required to select one of two major concentrations. NOTE: Courses in the Master of Accountancy program are each eight-weeks in length, and students are normally scheduled for two courses concurrently.

To receive a Master of Accountancy degree, students must earn 36 graduate level credit hours. Thirty of the program hours must be completed through Keiser University. Program requirements are as follows:

Master of Accountancy Major Core Courses ( 24.0 credit hours )
Advanced Accounting Theory 3.0 credit hours
Advanced International Accounting Concepts 3.0 credit hours
Ethical Issues in Accounting 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Financial Reporting and Accounting Concepts 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Auditing Theory and Applications 3.0 credit hours
Contemporary Issues in Accounting 3.0 credit hours
Professional Accounting Research 3.0 credit hours
Special Topics in Taxation 3.0 credit hours
General Accounting Concentration ( 12.0 credit hours )
Advanced Cost/Managerial Accounting 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Governmental and Fund Accounting 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Accounting Information Systems 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Contract and UCC Law 3.0 credit hours
Forensic Accounting Concentration ( 12.0 credit hours )
Fraud Examination Concepts 3.0 credit hours
Contemporary Issues in Fraud Examination 3.0 credit hours
Fraud Examination Conduct and Procedures 3.0 credit hours
Fraud Examination and the Legal Environment 3.0 credit hours

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