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Do more than report numbers.
Provide insight

Numbers are the foundation of any business — and no one knows numbers better than accountants. But to succeed as a financial professional in today's competitive landscape, you need more than numerical know-how; you need the expertise to conduct analysis and leverage data to drive business decisions. That's exactly what the online Master of Accountancy from Ohio University prepares you to do.

Why Choose Ohio University's Online Master of Accountancy?

Our online Master of Accounting is about more than numbers. It's about the applications for which numbers can be used and the insights they can provide. With us, you can leverage your mathematical skill while developing your analytical mindset — 100% online.

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Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This esteemed credential is granted to less than 5% of business schools in the nation.


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Join a university that U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks among the "Best Business Schools," "Best Education Schools," and "Best National Universities."


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Ohio University is praised for professor accessibility by The Princeton Review, and we are recognized by Peterson's Competitive Colleges for academic quality and value.

What Can You Do with a Master of Accountancy?

The demand for accounting professionals with graduate-level credentials remains high. In fact, according to a survey from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), over 90% of responding firms planned to hire graduate-level accounting students in 2015.

That's why we've structured our online Master of Accounting program to align with today's industry-leading best practices. We address foundational principles and emerging trends — big data, cloud computing, and mobile accounting — so you can graduate with the expertise to thrive in a variety of professional roles*:

Accountant
Median Salary: $97,456

Director of Accounting
Median Salary: $95,456

Chief Financial Officer
Median Salary: $129,110

Financial Controller
Median Salary: $79,498

Accounting Manager
Median Salary: $67,743

Certified Public Accountant
Median Salary: $62,766

By earning your online accounting master's degree from Ohio University's top-ranked, AACSB-accredited College of Business, you can position yourself for career advancement and increased earning potential. Whether you're a seasoned accounting professional or a newcomer to the field, you have the ability to flourish in your career. Let us help you maximize your results.

*According to www.payscale.com.

Online Master of Accountancy Curriculum: What Will You Study?

Our online Master of Accountancy program focuses on preparing you for the future of accounting. That means going beyond numbers and into application and analysis. Improve your ability to turn raw data into real business insight through a robust curriculum informed by today’s best practices and tomorrow's emerging trends.

If you enter the program with a bachelor’s in accounting, you will:

  • Complete 10 courses (30 credits total)
  • Finish the program in as few as 5 semesters

If you enter the program without a bachelor’s in accounting, you will:

  • Complete 14 courses (42 credits total)
  • Finish the program in as few as 7 semesters

*Foundational courses are only for students who do not hold a bachelor’s in accounting.

Foundational Courses*

Foundation Course 1 (3 credits)

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Foundation Course 2 (3 credits)

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Foundation Course 3 (3 credits)

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Foundation Course 4 (3 credits)

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Core Courses

Data Analysis for Decision Making (3 credits)

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Business/Prescriptive Analytics (3 credits)

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Strategic Use of Information (3 credits)

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Predictive Analytics (3 credits)

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Accounting Theory and Research (3 credits)

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Professional Ethics and Communication (3 credits)

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Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination (3 credits)

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Contemporary Topics in Accounting (3 credits)

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Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services (3 credits)

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Advanced Tax Planning and Strategy (3 credits)

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