Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

Rinker School of Business

What brought you here was a belief that you can serve the world at a higher level as a business professional with a Master of Accountancy degree. We believe that, too. At PBA, we understand and offer a highly sought-after degree on a college campus located in West Palm Beach’s growing financial district. The Master of Accountancy program will help you soar to new heights in your career by fulfilling the graduate credit hours required for the CPA, and obtaining excellent CPA exam preparation and superior career preparation. You will be immersed in an environment that not only reflects your values, but amplifies your skills and inspires you to follow your passions. 

As a specialized business master’s degree program, the RSB MAcc includes an understanding of the specified discipline from multiple perspectives, an understanding of the specialization context, and preparation for careers or further study. The curriculum associated with our MAcc program is designed to provide the knowledge necessary to succeed as a future CPA. Three core concentrations are available through the MAcc program, including: Assurance, Assurance in Enterprise, and Accounting Studies.

If you are looking for a fast and affordable Master of Accountancy, Palm Beach Atlantic’s program offered through the Marshall E. Rinker School of Business can prepare you for success in today’s global environment. The MAcc program helps prepare students to take the CPA exam. Graduates planning to pursue a CPA, should be prepared to abide by additional requirements when seeking CPA certification in the state of Florida or in the location they seek to be certified.


Licensure and Certifications 

PBA’s Master of Accountancy program prepares graduates to become a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). For CPA licensure you must meet the education, examination, and experience requirements in the jurisdiction in which they plan to work. All CPA candidates must pass the Uniform CPA Examination ® (CPA Exam), which comprises four sections: Auditing and Attestation (AUD), Business Environment and Concepts (BEC), Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR), and Regulation (REG). While the CPA Exam is the same for all candidates, other requirements may differ by jurisdiction. Students should check with their specific Board of Accountancy for requirements in their state/jurisdiction. While it is beneficial to earn a Certified Public Accountant license, it is only required for graduates that are working in public accounting, the segment of the profession that reviews and audits the financial statements of public and private entities.  


Master of Accountancy

What Can I Do With This Degree?

  • Accounting Manager
  • Financial Accounts Manager
  • Tax Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Financial Controller
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Financial Controller
  • Actuary

Program Details 

  • In demand. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects 13 percent national job growth in accounting professions through 2022.
  • Flexible. Our graduate classes meet one night per week over an eight-week term, allowing you to balance your home and work commitments with your educational goals.
  • Fast. Our accelerated programs allow you to earn your degree in 12 to 18 months.
  • Personalized attention. Classes are limited to no more than 25 students, which enhances learning and interaction with faculty and fellow students.
  • Affordable. PBA’s degree program is competitively priced, which helps you afford to follow your career dreams.
  • Rooted in faith. PBA’s graduate accounting courses are infused with Christian morals and values to prepare you to fill the critical need for accounting professionals with the highest integrity and ethical character.
  • 30 credit hours that consists of 18 credit hours of graduate accounting courses and 12 credit hours of MBA courses. 
  • Two entry points: fall (August) and spring (January) with application deadlines of August 1 and December 1.

* Selected courses are offered during the summer terms.

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  1. An undergraduate degree in accounting from a regionally accredited college or the equivalent in undergraduate accounting courses with a grade of C or better.

  2. Submit: 

    • A completed online application (Click on the drop-down arrow to select the Graduate application)

    • Official transcript from college/university where bachelor’s degree was conferred and from college/university where prerequisite courses were taken

    • A current resume

  3.  Faculty interview – Once candidates submit all required documents, the complete application is reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee to determine invitations for an interview.

*International students should inquire about additional admission requirements.


Admissions decision and notification:

Applicants will be notified in writing about the admissions decision within two weeks after completing the application and submitting documents. To secure a spot in the Master of Accountancy program, accepted students must submit, no later than 30 days before classes begin:

  • A non-refundable $100 deposit, which is applied to tuition upon enrollment

  • A federal or state issued photo ID at the time that your PBA ID is issued

The MAcc program helps prepare students to take the CPA exam. Graduates planning to pursue a CPA, should be prepared to abide by additional requirements when seeking CPA certification in the state of Florida or in the location they seek to be certified.

Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog. 

Palm Beach Atlantic makes every effort to offer financial assistance through a variety of programs (federal and institutional) to deserving students. Scholarships are available for qualified students ranging from $1,000 - $4,000 based on full-time status. In addition, Federal Work-study awards and student loans may also be available. Students must apply for financial aid each year by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) online at Learn more about opportunities for Financial Aid; for questions on work-study or loan eligibility please contact


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