Online Master of Accountancy

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.

Important information

Tracks: Accounting; Business Background; Non-Business Background
Total Credits: 30-45
Next Application Deadline: November 30, 2020

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100% Online Coursework

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No GMAT/GRE required

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Begin the program in spring, summer, or fall

Why Choose Ohio University’s Online Master of Accountancy?

The online Master of Accountancy from Ohio University’s College of Business 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. Whether you are looking to advance in your current accounting position or transitioning to the finance field, we offer three paths to prepare you for success as an accountancy professional.

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Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Ohio University’s College of Business is 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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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.

Which Track Is Right for You?

One degree. Many career paths. That’s the thinking behind the way we designed our online Master of Accountancy degree. We offer an Accounting Path for the experienced accounting professional to provide you the required hours and skills to stand out from the competition. We also have two paths for those with business undergraduate degree and non-business undergraduate degree for students looking to expand their opportunities in the field. No matter which route you take, you can learn about the financial functions that forecast revenue insight and influence budgets.

Discover Your Path

Make a Career Change.

Our program welcomes students from a variety of professional backgrounds. If you have a bachelor’s degree in business or non-business field, take our paths to build on your experience and prepare to transition your career. Your broad knowledge of business not only gives you a foundation — it gives you a competitive advantage to understand and speak to the numbers in a business setting.

We offer four foundational courses to help you get a jump start on the Master of Accountancy curriculum. After that, you complete the remainder of the program and prepare for your CPA exam.

Advance Your Accounting Career.

You’re a dedicated accounting professional who understands the ROI of higher education. That’s why our advanced track is designed to build on your undergraduate degree in accounting and further develop your competencies with in-demand skills.

Develop advanced technical knowledge in quantitative analysis, accounting technology, and data evaluation. Graduate in as few as five semesters and prepare for your CPA exam.

Leadership Development Program.
Online learning with a personal touch.


One of the features that all of our online graduate business programs share is our unique Leadership Development Program (LDP). The LDP bridges the gap between classroom learning and real-world application. All online students are required to attend this event at least once, but we encourage you to participate more often if you are able to.

During your two days on campus in Athens, Ohio, you’ll hear from world-class speakers who will discuss various aspects of leadership, including how to lead yourself, lead and influence others, and how to effectively lead businesses and enterprises in today’s modern environment. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with classmates in your program, network with students enrolled in other online business programs, and meet the faculty you’ve learned from.

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*:


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.

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