Master of Accountancy Degree Approved for Fall


Palm Beach Atlantic University will add the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program at the West Palm Beach campus this fall.

“According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, graduates with master’s degrees in accounting are in highest demand by employers, many of whom are located in the vicinity of our downtown campus,” Dr. Leslie Turner, dean of the Rinker School of Business, said. “Adding the MAcc program offers convenience to prospective students working in the area.”

 PBA alumna Alicia Collins

“While pursuing my undergraduate degree at PBA I was taught, mentored and guided by successful business professionals, says Alicia Collins, staff accountant at Aurora Diagnostics in Palm Beach Gardens. “They took personal interest to develop, cultivate and ensure success in my own professional endeavors. PBA takes seriously its task to prepare accounting students for their ultimate goal of public certification and I would highly recommend attending the proposed Masters of Accountancy program.”

The Master of Accountancy at Palm Beach Atlantic will be an accelerated program that fulfills the graduate credit hours required for the CPA while providing excellent CPA exam preparation and superior career preparation. Most students can earn the 30 credit degree in 12 to 18 months attending evening classes.

“I recommend Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Business programs to anyone interested in advancing his or her professional career, and will strongly consider the PBA MAcc program as I pursue my graduate degree,” says Jon Gryskiewicz, staff account at Proctor, Crook, Crowder & Fogel CPAs and Associates in Palm Beach Gardens. “The experience and knowledge of the professors is second to none, and the small to mid-size classes produce a positive learning environment. In my experience at PBA, my professors took the time to invest in my education in class, as well as after hours. I am very thankful for the opportunity I had to study under them, as this helped shape the career I have today.”

For more information on the Master of Accountancy, call West Palm Beach Graduate Admissions at (561) 803-2122 or visit

Palm Beach Atlantic University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the following degrees: bachelor’s, master’s, doctor of pharmacy and doctor of nursing practice. Persons wishing to review documents related to the accreditation of Palm Beach Atlantic University should contact the Office of Accreditation, Assessment and Research at (561) 803-2050.