October 12, 2017

A Top-Ranked Accounting Program

UM's top-ranked accounting program

The University of Miami’s online Masters of Professional Accounting program

Taught by faculty with 10 + years of teaching experience as well as unmatched professional and practical experience, the University of Miami’s online Masters of Professional Accounting program integrates the best of our on-campus program into an online format. It’s designed for students looking to complete a first-class professional accounting education and prepares students for the CPA exam or to earn similar certifications such as Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) in as little as 20 months.

The faculty who teach the UOnline’s professional accounting program are handpicked from the on-campus program and chosen to adapt their courses for a network of global students. Faculty members are highly specialized, respected, and innovative and all share a deep sense of responsibility for equipping students with the tools they need for a successful accounting career.

Seth Levine, a professor of accounting since 1990 and University of Miami alumnus uses his decades of experience every day to prepare tomorrow’s CPAs for successful accounting careers. He began his professional career as an auditor and consultant with Price Waterhouse in 1985, and he became a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida in 1987. He has also served as the CFO of a family-owned import and export agribusiness with farms and factories in the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

“I love teaching students more about money and more about investment. Which is really what accounting is about” says Professor Levine.

His practical knowledge as a CPA as well as his position as a senior faculty member for the Becker CPA Review Course since 1989 allows him to be a strong resource for those students looking to advance their career as a CPA or similarly certified accountant.  

For alumni and Senior Associate at PriceWaterhouseCoopers Javier E. Pagan, Professor Levine’s guidance was critical in is advancement within his current organization. “I think the program is opening a lot of opportunities for me at the office. I’ve can help on other projects because of the accounting courses I’m taking and I’m able to understand different accounting procedures or access risk on an analytical perspective” explains Pagan who has begun studying to become a CPA since graduation from the program in December.

As a working professional, UOnline’s Masters of Professional Accounting program not only provided Javier with the flexibility he needed to accelerate his career, but was also tailored to his personal interests and aspirations. UOnline currently offers several options for students interested in a graduate degree or certificate in professional accounting including, Masters of Professional Accounting tracks for students with and without a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (or related field),  a Masters of Professional Accounting track with a CPA focus, a Certificate in Accounting Practice and a MBA with Accounting Practice focus.