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Florida Accounting Schools

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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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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University of Miami

University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
School of Business and Administration
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Accounting

Whether they choose to pursue the Bachelor of Business Administration or the Bachelor of Science track, accounting students at the University of Miami learn essential accounting concepts, the fundamentals of business law, and more. The result is a well-rounded education designed to produce competent accounting professionals.

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University of South Florida

University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
College of Business, School of Accountancy
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

University of South Florida’s School of Accountancy, housed in the College of Business, aims to develop competent professionals who are sufficiently prepared for the workforce. Accounting students receive hands-on training in key accounting practices, such as auditing, taxation, financial reporting, and information technology. Business and communication skills round out the curriculum. Because the College of Business maintains strong relationships with local corporations, accounting students can pursue internships and paid positions at one of Tampa’s many financial institutions and firms.

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