Online Master of Accountancy

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Do more than report numbers.
Deliver 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.

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100% Online Coursework

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Complete your degree in 5-8 semesters

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No GMAT/GRE required

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Prepare to sit for the CPA exam

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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. We know that today’s accounting professionals thrive in a fast-paced, technology-driven environment throughout all facets of business. OHIO’s MAcc will give you the skills and credentials to become a trusted business advisor and motivated leader who delivers valuable insights based on financial data.

At OHIO, we serve our students first, so they can serve their organizations and communities to ultimately better the world of business.

From our field-experienced faculty to our future-forward curriculum our MAcc not only prepares you to speak the language of business but lead with actionable insight. Whether you’re an accounting professional or thinking about a career change, you can earn your Master of Accountancy from OHIO.

AACSB Accreditation logo 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. In addition, OHIO’s College of Business holds the additional AACSB Accounting Standards, which means our program meets additional standards set by the AACSB Accounting Accreditation Council.


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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.

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)

ACCT 6100 Advanced Managerial Decision Making 3 Credits
ACCT 6200 Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services 3 Credits
ACCT 6250 Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination 3 Credits
ACCT 6300 Accounting Theory and Research 3 Credits
ACCT 6400 Advanced Tax Planning and Strategy 3 Credits
ACCT 6500 Professional Ethics and Communication 3 Credits
ACCT 6800 Contemporary Topics in Accounting (Capstone) 3 Credits
MBA 6320 Descriptive Analytics 3 Credits
MBA 6325 Prescriptive Analytics 3 Credits
MBA 6390 Predictive Analytics 3 Credits

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 Conference.
Online learning with a personal touch.

One of the features that all of our online graduate business programs share is our unique Leadership Development Conference (LDC). The LDC 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.

Scholarship Opportunities

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

Median Pay: $71,550
Numbers of Jobs in 2019: 1,436,100

Financial Analyst

Median Pay: $81,590
Number of Jobs in 2019: 487,800

Financial Examiners

Median Pay: $81,090
Number of Jobs in 2019: 66,900

Chief Executive

Median Pay: $104,690
Number of Jobs in 2019: 2,774,300

Tax Examiners

Median Pay: $54,890
Number of Jobs in 2019: 57,600

Financial Managers

Median Pay: $129,890
Number of Jobs in 2019: 697,900

*According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Admission Requirements

  • 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)

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