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The Georgia Society Of Certified Public Accountants

To receive your CPA designation in the state of Georgia, candidates must have 150 semester hours of college education.  The following schools offer the "5th Year" program to aspiring CPAs that will enable students to have the correct hours to sit for the CPA exam and receive a CPA designation .

Berry College

2277 Martha Berry Highway NW Mount Berry, GA 30149 Degree programs available: MBA


Brenau University

500 Washington Street SE Gainesville, GA 30501 Degree programs available: MAcc and MBA

Clark Atlanta University

223 James P Brawley Drive SW Atlanta, GA 30314 Degree programs available: BBA, MBA, MA (Acct)

Emory University

1602 Mizell Drive Atlanta, GA 30322-2710 Degree programs available: BBA, MBA  

Georgia College & State University

Georgia College & State University 231 W. Hancock Street Milledgeville, GA 31061 Degree programs available: MAcc, MBA (Acct), MMIS (Acct)

Georgia Institute of Technology

DuPree College of Management 800 West Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30332-0520 Degree programs available: BSM, MBA, Ph. D

Georgia Southern University

College of Business Administration P.O. Box 8002 Statesboro, GA 30460 Degree programs available: BBA, MAcc

Georgia State University

35 Broad St , 5th Flr P.O. Box 4050 Atlanta, GA 30302-4050 Degree programs available: BBA, MBA, MPAcc, MTX, PhD

Kennesaw State University

1000 Chastain Road Kennesaw, GA 30144 Degree programs available: BBA MBA MAcc  

Mercer University

3001 Mercer University Drive Atlanta, GA 30341 Degree programs available: BBA, MAcc, MBA, MSBA

Southern Polytechnic State University

Department of Business Administration 1100 South Marietta Parkway Marietta, GA 30060-2896 Degree programs available: BSA, MSA

University of North Georgia

Mike Cottrell College of Business 82 College Circle Dahlonega, GA 30597 Degree programs available: BBA, MAcc

University of West Georgia

Richards College of Business 1600 Maple Street Carrollton, GA 30118 Degree programs available: BBA, MPAcc  

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Terry College of Business Brooks Hall 310 Herty Drive Athens, GA 30602 Degree programs available: BBA, MAcc, PhD

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PHD, Business Administration: Finance

The Finance PhD provides a foundation in financial theory and empirical skills, analyzing the concepts of finance, the workings of markets and intermediaries, and financial decision-making.

Degree Type: Doctoral

Degree Program Summary:

The PhD in Business Administration with a focus in Finance prepares students for careers in research and teaching in academic or government research institutions. The program provides a strong foundation in financial and economic theory and the methodological skills needed to execute research projects.

Graduates understand the fundamental concepts of finance, the workings of financial markets and financial intermediaries, and corporate financial decision-making. Faculty members work closely with students and provide a stimulating intellectual environment that fosters collaboration. Graduates are placed at major research and teaching universities in the U.S. and overseas as well as in finance positions in private and public sector organizations.

Prospective applicants can obtain information about the PhD program, including admission requirements, application deadlines and application materials from the program website. More specific information about the PhD in finance, including a sample plan of study, course descriptions and faculty bios, can be found at the department’s PhD page.

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Athens (Main Campus)

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Terry College of Business

600 S. Lumpkin Street Athens, GA 30605


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Annette Poulsen

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Terry College of Business, University of Georgia

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Commit to Your Career

Terry’s Master of Accountancy program ranks among the nation’s best, and for good reason — we educate some of the best business minds in the accounting profession. Our graduates consistently boast one of the top 10 CPA pass rates in the country and enjoy a nearly 100% placement rate at some of the world’s top employers. The in-depth knowledge and technical focus of our rigorous curriculum is unmatched, and our graduates are highly recruited.

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Terry MAcc graduates make their presence known. Most students accept a job offer before leaving the program, and virtually all are working shortly thereafter. Within three months of graduation, graduates of the MAcc Class of 2022 were excelling in their careers.

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Students can take one of several unique paths to earning their Terry MAcc. Which one is right for you?

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Faculty & Staff Directory

Meet the team.

Dr. Herbert Snyder

Dr. Herbert Snyder

BS Babson College, Accounting/Management,  1981

PhD Syracuse University, Information Science, 1994

Susan Whittle

Susan Whittle

BBA Georgia College & State University, Business Administration, 1986

Dr. Adel Almasarwah

Dr. Adel Almasarwah

PhD Loughborough University, Accounting, 2016

MS University of Al Albayt, Accounting, 2005

BS University of Mutah, Accounting, 2003

Cost Accounting, Auditing and Accounting Analytics

Victor Scott Burns

Victor Scott Burns

Master Georgia State University, Taxation, 1990

BBA West Georgia College, Accounting, 1989

Roberta Gorham

Roberta Gorham

MACC Georgia College & State University, Accounting, 2008

BA University of West Florida, Mathematics, 1986

Dr. Mohammad Jizi

Dr. Mohammad Jizi

PhD University of Durham (Durham, U.K.), Accounting and Finance, 2013

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), The Institute of Internal Auditors (Florida, USA), 2008

MBA Lebanese American University (Lebanon), 2004

BBA Lebanese University (Lebanon), Accounting and Finance, 2002

Corporate governance, Sustainability reporting, and audit quality.

Susan Manrodt

Susan Manrodt

MBA Ohio State University, Business, 1989

BS Ohio State University, Accounting, 1987

Dr. Sandria Stephenson - Department of Accounting

Dr. Sandria Stephenson

Post Doctorate University of Florida, Accounting, 2013

PhD University of Georgia The, Adult Education, 2008

MBA Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Business Administration Grad, 1998

BA University of the Virgin Islands, Accounting, 1992

AA University of the Virgin Islands, Business Management, 1992

Teaching and Learning in Accounting, Cost Analysis and Management, Sustainability, Diversity and Equity in Accounting 

Eddie Thomas

Dr. Eddie Thomas

PhD University of Florida, Accounting, 2017

MACC Georgia College & State University, Accounting, 2009

PhD Emory University, Philosophy, 1998

MA Emory University, Philosophy, 1992

BA Claremont Mckenna College, Philosophy, 1989

Audit and corporate social responsibility

dean copeland

Dean Copelan

LLM University of Miami, Law/Estate Planning, 1997

JD Mercer University, Law, 1994

BBA Georgia College & State University, Accounting, 1991

Nicholas Creel - Department of Accounting

Nicholas Creel

PhD Texas Tech University, Political Science, 2018

JD University of Dayton School of Law, Law, 2008

BBA Baylor University, BBA Economics, 2005

Religion and politics, Constitutional Law, National Security Law

Jehan El-Jourbagy

Jehan El-Jourbagy

JD University of Georgia, Law, 2003

AB University of Georgia, Political Science, 2000

AB University of Georgia, Public Relations, 2000

Business law pedagogy, corporate sustainability, business ethics and corporate liability

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