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Accounting and Taxation (M.S.) 2020-2021 Catalog Year

Lutgert College of Business

Department of Accounting
(239) 590-7302
  • Analytics Concentration

The Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation (M.S.) program prepares students for careers in accounting and taxation. The program focuses on advanced technical competence in accounting and/or taxation, the effective use of technology in research and practice, effective communications with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders of diverse backgrounds, ethical responsibilities, and the development of life-long learning skills to maintain professional competence.

Completion of the M.S. in Accounting and Taxation program at FGCU satisfies the State of Florida CPA educational licensure requirements.  Click here for more information 

Combined 5-year BS Accounting and MS Accounting & Taxation program.

The Accounting Department offers a highly selective and competitive combined degree (BS and MS) program which offers an accelerated curriculum that can be completed in five years. A student enrolled in the combined program will earn the bachelor’s degree upon completion of the undergraduate program and the master’s degree upon completion of the graduate program.  Prospective students should contact the Lutgert College of Business, Graduate Programs Coordinator, for  more information regarding admission and program requirements.

Program Admission Requirements

See program website at URL listed above.

Progression and Additional Graduation Requirements
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale throughout the program (see the Probation/Dismissal section of the Graduate Student Guidebook).
  • A student who receives three grades of “C" or lower is automatically suspended from the program (see the Probation/Dismissal Section of the Graduate Student Guidebook).
  • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours.
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all coursework in the program.
  • Satisfy all degree requirements within seven years from the time of admission to the program.
  • Students may transfer a maximum of six credit hours of approved graduate level coursework from a regionally accredited institution. All transfer courses must have been completed within the past six years with a grade of B or higher. The evaluation of academic transcripts and articulation of transfer courses must be approved by the appropriate academic department.
Program Requirements
  1. Required Courses in the Major (18 credits)
    ACG 6135 Accounting Theory (3)
    ACG 6205 Advanced Accounting (3)
    ACG 6405 Adv Acct Information Systems (3)
    ACG 6655 Independent Audit II (3)
    BUL 6831 Law & Business II (3)
    TAX 6045 Tax Research & Planning (3)

  2. Restricted Electives (3 credits)
    ACG 6257 Global Reporting (IFRS)& Audit (3)
    ACG 6905 Directed Study in Accounting (3)
    ACG 6935 Special Topics in Accounting (3)
    ACG 6940 Accounting Internship (3)
    BUL 6935 Special Topics in Business Law (3)
    TAX 6015 Corporate Tax Issues (3)
    TAX 6405 Estate & Gift Issues (3)
    TAX 6525 International Tax Issues (3)
    TAX 6877 Special Topics in Taxation (3)

  3. Select one grouping:

    Analytics Concentration (9 credits)
    ISM 6136 Big Data Analytics&Data Mining (3)
    ISM 6404 BI and Visualization Tools (3)
    QMB 6303 Business Analytics (3)

    No Concentration on Transcript (9 credits)
    TAX 6205 Flow Through Entities (3)
    TAX 6875 Contemporary Tax Topics (3)
    Plus an additional 3 credits of approved graduate level business courses outside the area of 
    accounting (ACG, taxation (TAX) and business law (BUL).  MBA Foundation courses will not
    satisfy this requirement.  See college advisor for prior approval of alternative courses. 


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