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The Department of Accounting is committed to providing students the general education and technical knowledge necessary to enter the accounting profession and to pursue a successful professional career. The field of accounting offers challenging and rewarding opportunities in public accounting, tax accounting, industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

Prospective accountants must be prepared to work in an increasingly complex environment. In addition to accounting knowledge, the successful accountant must possess a broad knowledge of business. Other essential skills include the ability to communicate well verbally and in writing, the ability to work well with and motivate others, the ability to organize and manage tasks and other people, and the ability to use sound professional judgment.

Students planning to sit for the Certified Public Accountants Examination in the state of Florida must complete a five-year education program with a concentration in accounting. Completion of the MAcc program satisfies this requirement.

The accounting major is a limited access program. To be admitted to the accounting major, a student must meet the admission requirements for limited access programs in business. On top of these requirements, to enroll in upper-level accounting courses, students must have earned a B or better in ACG 2021 and ACG 2071 and have passed either the FSU Accounting Competency Exam or the FSU ACG 2021 Final Exam with a 75% or better. For more information on a Major in Accounting, please contact Frank Heflin.

Accounting Major Sheet 2014-2015

Accounting Competency Exam Requirement