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Articles on Florida (FL) Schools and Colleges Offering Accounting Degrees and Programs
Florida Atlantic University

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL
College of Business, School of Accounting
BBA/BS in Accounting

The undergraduate accounting program at Florida Atlantic University works to help students prepare for successful careers in local, national, and global organizations. High-quality teaching, an innovative curriculum, and top faculty help make this goal a reality.

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Florida International University

Florida International University
Miami, FL
College of Business Administration, School of Accounting
Bachelor of Accounting, Master of Accounting, Executive Master of Science in Taxation

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Nova Southeastern University

Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL
H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The undergraduate accounting program at Nova Southeastern University is designed for students seeking careers in public, private, or government accounting. Students learn about both the theoretical and practical perspectives of accounting and master techniques for real-world problem solving. This prepares students for entry-level positions following graduation.

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Top Accounting Schools in Florida

Florida has over 50 colleges and universities, many with top accounting schools.  In the next seven years, employment growth in Florida is expected to increase as the industry grows by 22 percent.  In 2009, the average annual wage for accountants in Florida was $62,260.

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Florida

At Accounting Careers for Dummies we have profiled the accounting programs at colleges across the US. Below is a list of profiles of Florida colleges:

Flagler College

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Flagler College

Flagler College
St. Augustine, FL
Department of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Flagler College’s undergraduate accounting program provides a solid business and accounting education rooted in the liberal arts. Courses in financial management, banking, and computing build on the curriculum’s accounting core, giving students the skills critical for success in a variety of industries. The program’s small class sizes allow students to receive individual attention from the faculty, which includes several practicing Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). With Jacksonville and Daytona short drives away from campus, students can take advantage of the many internship opportunities Northeast Florida has to offer.

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Florida Southern College

Florida Southern College
Lakeland, FL
Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accounting majors at Florida Southern College's Barney Barnett School of Business & Free Enterprise learn the fundamentals of accounting as they develop crucial business skills in areas like communication, problem solving, and negotiation. This combination of practical and theoretical knowledge qualifies students to take the Florida Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams. Training in specialized business software at the college’s computer lab makes students desirable candidates for employment. Students have ample access to the faculty, which includes practicing CPAs, business owners, and former corporate executives.

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Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL
College of Business
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Florida State University’s College of Business, located in the busy state capital of Tallahassee, is home to the university’s nationally recognized accounting program, which Public Accounting Report ranked 24th in the country. The program’s individualized approach to learning is designed to give each student the theoretical knowledge, business insight, and technical skills necessary for successful careers in accounting and related fields. In addition to their coursework, students are encouraged to participate in any of the accounting department’s six student organizations and to pursue an internship for credit.

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University of Central Florida Orlando

University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

One of the largest accounting schools in the country, the Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting at the University of Central Florida offers a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. With a faculty committed to producing knowledgeable and competent accounting graduates, the undergraduate program has become a prime recruiting school for employers in the area, due to the close ties the school has made with top firms and businesses. The challenging accounting curriculum focuses on real-world accounting skills, such as problem solving, team building, and information technology.

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University of Florida Gainesville

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Fischer School of Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The Fischer School of Accounting offers a solid accounting education designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in public accounting, business, finance, and government. The acclaimed faculty teaches theory-based business concepts and fundamental accounting skills, both of which become useful as students pursue internships as part of their degree requirement. With the added benefit of being housed in a major public research institution, the Fischer School of Accounting aims to propagate accounting knowledge through programs like the International Center for Research in Accounting and Auditing (ICRAA) and the Journal of Accounting Literature.

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