The University of Tampa Master of Science in Accounting program prepares students for the dynamic nature of a professional career in accounting. Offering both full and part-time schedules, the Master of Science in Accounting graduate curriculum includes courses to help students meet the educational requirements for professional certifications and related exams.
Accounting is often called the language of business. Organizations plan, assess and report the results of financial condition and cash position, using accounting principles to prepare financial statements that express business operations to both internal and external users of financial information.
External users assess creditability, performance, risk, and investment potential, while internal users assess the efficiency of resource allocation, performance and achievement of strategic objectives in the daily management of a business. All organizations, whether large or small, rely on accountants to record and report the activities of the business.
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Curriculum and Electives
The curriculum is tailored to expose students to specific areas of accounting, including:
- Internal Audit
- Federal Tax Accounting
- Business Law for Management,
- Business Ethics and Corporate Governance
- Financial Accounting Theory
Electives are also offered in:
- Advanced Financial Accounting
- Not-for-Profit Accounting
- Advanced Management Accounting
- Accounting Systems Control
- Business Valuation
4+1 M.S. in Accounting Option
Qualified undergraduate accounting students may apply for enrollment in the accelerated B.S./M.S. program, earning both degrees in five years of study.
Sykes College of Business
Sykes College of Business is an integral part of a 105-acre university campus nestled in the heart of Tampa. As a comprehensive institution, The University of Tampa provides a full spectrum of resources, qualified faculty, and modern facilities.
The Sykes College of Business is one of the elite private schools in the Southeast accredited at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International is the premier business accrediting organization, promoting excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate education.
The Master of Science (M.S.) programs at the Sykes College of Business have been ranked in the TFE Times’ list of 2017’s Best Programs Rankings. Particularly, the master's in marketing and finance programs are ranked at 28 and 46, respectively; UT’s M.S. in Accounting program is also ranked at number 79 ( Accounting Program Rankings).