Do more than report numbers.
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.
Advance Your Accounting Career or Make a Career Change
No matter your undergraduate experience, you can earn your Master of Accountancy from Ohio University.
Admission to OHIO’s MAcc program requires a Bachelor’s degree in any academic discipline from an accredited institution in the United States or the international equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.
Regardless of your undergraduate major, upon completion of the program, you will meet the educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam.
Master of Accountancy (30 credit hours)
If you do not have an undergraduate degree in Accounting, you will begin the program with prerequisite graduate coursework. Prerequisite coursework will be determined based on your undergraduate major and previous coursework. Waivers are available based on your previous coursework, please contact us to understand what additional courses are needed.
Your MAcc Goes Farther
We have customized degree plans to fit your background. Build on your passion to understand the basics of business or focus your accounting knowledge with a spotlight on analytics. For those with an undergraduate degree in accounting or business, OHIO’s MAcc includes a graduate certificate in Business Analytics as an integrated part of the curriculum.
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.
Ohio University’s College of Business is proud to offer scholarships to those seeking to continue their education. If you are an Ohio University graduate; student veteran or active military; or employee of a corporate partner you are automatically eligible to receive a scholarship. Learn more by reviewing our scholarship page, or please contact an enrollment advisor.
What Can You Do with a Master of Accountancy?
From accountants and auditors to c-suite executives to entrepreneurs, the demand for business professionals with accounting 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.
There will always be jobs for those with accounting knowledge. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a steady 4% job growth for accountants and auditors from 2019 to 2029. 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 stand out as a leader in business with the graduate expertise in order to thrive in a variety of professional roles. Some roles best suited for a MAcc include:
Accountant or Auditor
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- Complete Ohio University’s Online Graduate Admissions Application
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Current resume
- Personal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Online application with $50 application fee
- No GRE or GMAT scores required
International applicants must also submit:
- TOEFL iBT score of 150 or IELTS of 7.5
- General academic credentials evaluation (ECE or WES report)
Frequently Asked Questions
Cost Per Credit
- $950 per credit (Ohio resident)
- $969 per credit (non-Ohio resident)
Individuals with a Bachelor’s in Accounting earn their Master of Accountancy in 30 credits.
- $28,500 (Ohio resident)
- $29,070 (non-Ohio resident)
Individuals with a Bachelor’s in Business but major other than Accounting may have to take additional courses up to 42 credits.
- $39,990 (Ohio resident)
- $40,698 (non-Ohio resident)
Individuals with a Bachelor’s in a non-Accounting/non-Business field may have to take additional courses up to 45 credits.
- $42,750 (Ohio resident)
- $43,605 (non-Ohio resident)
*Cost subject to change. It does not include fees.