Thriving in the accounting industry means that you need to be an expert at working with big data, excel at financial modeling, understand the details within auditing, and a wealth of other accounting skills. With Nova Southeastern University’s Master of Accounting (M.Acc.) program, with a major in Accounting Analytics, you’ll be able to utilize these skills in a high-performing accounting career.

This STEM-designated M.Acc. in Accounting Analytics program from the College of Business will allow you to analyze financial data to help business make better decisions and drive growth. This program will also help you sharpen your skills in cybersecurity, financial reporting, and auditing, while bringing home the core concepts of data analytics that dominate the market today. Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll be poised to advance your career and earn more at top employers around the nation.


Admission Deadlines:

Fall semester: August 1
Winter semester: December 1
Summer semester: May 1

  • Courses offered alternate weekends, limited weeknight offerings on the main campus and online.
  • Designed for working professionals in the field of accounting.
  • Students with limited accounting experience can complete foundation course requirements online.
  • Program can be completed in as little as 18 months.
  • Program begins three times annually with starts in August, January, and May.
  • 30 credit hours (based on undergraduate degree).
  • International students on a F1 visa without a bachelor's degree in accounting may not be eligible for this program.

For more information about the program, please contact:

The Office of Graduate Admissions
(954) 262-5067
800-672-7223 ext. 25067

  • An application and $50 non-refundable application fee. 
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or for students with degrees from foreign institutions, an official foreign academic evaluation stating equivalent bachelor’s degree must be submitted from a NACES organization
  • Students who have earned a degree from a foreign non-English speaking country must submit English proficiency test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, ELS).
  • Additional documents may be required along with the GMAT or GRE based on review by the admissions committee.

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The following prerequisite courses are built into the M.Acc. core curriculum.

Course Number Course Title
ACT 5001 Introductory Accounting
ACT 5004 Cost Accounting
ACT 5006 Intermediate Accounting I
ACT 5007 Intermediate Accounting II
ACT 5009 Advanced Accounting
ACT 5010 Auditing
ACT 5731 Accounting Information and Control Systems

Students have four options for satisfying a program prerequisite course:

  1. Complete course(s) offered by the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship.
  2. Complete a proficiency examination administrated by a testing organization that has national recognition, such as CLEP and DANTES. Students selecting this option must complete the requirements within their first two semesters with HCBE. After the second semester, courses must be completed with HCBE. Official transcripts must be received by the office of Academic Advising one week prior to register for courses requiring the prerequisite requirement.
  3. Complete the course with another regionally accredited institution. Students should obtain verification from an academic adviser regarding course equivalency at another institution. Students will need to supply a course description for initial evaluation. A course syllabus may be required if additional review is needed.
  4. Students in the Master of Accounting program who have an earned bachelor’s degree in accounting with grades of C or higher, from a regionally accredited institution and is a licensed CPA, can have the 10 year time limit waived for all prerequisite courses with the exception of ACT 5731.

Total credits: 30 Graduate Credit Hours

Core courses (15 Total Credits)
ACT 5713 Accounting Theory  
ACT 5721 Accounting Professional Ethics
ACT 5725 Financial Statement Analysis  
ACT 5730 Accounting Analytics  
TXX 5760 Survey of Taxation: Individuals, Entities and Property  

Accounting Analytics Courses (15 Total Credits)
ACT 5741 Financial Reporting & Data Analytics
ACT 5743 Data Analytics in Auditing
ISEC 0615 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
BIA 5471 Digital Transformation and Analytics Strategy
BIA 5485 Data Mining and Predictive Analytics Fundamentals 

Contact us for additional information or proceed to our Application for Admission.

Current students: Please consult your Academic Adviser for program requirements or access SharkLink for your Degree Works audit. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Adviser or Degree works audit can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

To qualify as a candidate for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination, the following requirements must be fulfilled (as quoted from the State of Florida website):

1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, unless one is using the provisions of the foreign rule. The Board accepts degrees from schools accredited by the following associations : Middle States Association, New England Association, North Central Association, Northwest Association, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Association of Independent Schools and Colleges who have been approved by the Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities, and Canadian Schools who have been approved by their provincial educational bodies.

2. The accounting education program must consist of 36 semester hours of upper division accounting courses including coverage of tax, auditing, financial, and cost accounting. The business education program must consist of 39 semester hours of upper division general business courses with some exceptions. One micro-economics, one macro-economics, one statistics, one business law, and one introduction to computers course may be lower division. As part of the general business hours, applicants are required to have a total of six semester hours of business law courses which must cover contracts, torts, and the Uniform Commercial Code. Excess upper division accounting courses may be used to meet the General Business requirement. Elementary accounting classes are never acceptable for credit. Courses for non-accounting majors and any M.B.A. courses that are equivalent to elementary accounting are not accepted for this requirement.

Examination Dates

April - May

July - August

October - November

January - February

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NSU Business Among Top Business Schools in the World

As an accredited member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship is recognized for the highest standard of achievement for business education, earned by less than 6% of the world's schools offering business degree programs. AACSB requires schools to meet standards of excellence in areas including teaching, research, curriculum development, and student learning. Entering a program that complies with the highest accreditation standards in the world guarantees that you will learn advanced skills for high-level, long-term success in business and beyond.