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Program at a Glance

Program
Master
College(s)
College of Business
Department(s)
Accounting
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting offers a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree with a choice of specialization in either Assurance, Management, or Taxation. These programs prepare individuals for careers as professional accountants and consultants in public accounting industry, financial institutions, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Faculty members in the Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting emphasize independent learning in various ways throughout the MSA program. Cases and research projects that involve independent work outside the classroom are incorporated into all coursework. The cases and projects are both individual and team prepared. Students are asked to do research that requires they utilize the library, internet, and resources other than the material provided by the professor. The results of independent research activity are presented in either a written report or case analysis or oral presentation. Students work to develop and enhance skills and competencies that will support them professionally throughout their careers. The approaches used in our courses encourage students toward life-long learning.

The MSA degree, along with the appropriate prerequisite work from an undergraduate degree in accounting, satisfies the education requirements to become a licensed CPA in the state of Florida. For information on how this program may prepare you for professional licensure, please visit https://apq.ucf.edu/files/Licensure-Disclosure-CBA-Accounting-MSA-June2020.pdf.

Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • Account Auditor
  • Auditor-In-Charge
  • Bank Compliance Officer
  • CPA
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chief Credit Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Credit Risk Analyst
  • Factorer
  • Fund Accountant
  • Income Tax Adjuster
  • Internal Revenue Agent
  • Internal Revenue Service Agent
  • Marketing Instructor
  • Payroll Examiner
  • Pension Examiner
  • Revenue Enforcement Agent
  • Tax Consultant
  • Tax Examiner
  • Tax Revenue Officer
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