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Ohio University - Master of Accountancy

Ohio University College of Business offers an online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) with a general track or an advanced track. The general track requires four foundation courses and is designed for those with a bachelor’s degree in business or a business-related field. The advanced track is designed for those with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. The MS in Accountancy covers topics such as data evaluation, quantitative analysis, accounting technology, fraud examination, ethics, auditing, and forensic accounting. In addition, students are prepared to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam upon graduation.

Students may begin the MS in Accountancy program in the fall, spring, or summer. Those following the general track complete the degree in seven semesters. Students with a bachelor’s in accounting degree complete the MS in Accountancy in five semesters. The courses are delivered online and students are required to visit campus once, for a weekend-long Professional Development Workshop.

Ohio University utilizes the Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) and offers courses asynchronously with weekly assignments. Students participate in discussion boards and use other multimedia tools offered through Blackboard to interact with faculty and fellow students. Students services include free online tutoring, library services, an advisor, success coaching, and 24/7 technical support.

The online Master of Accountancy advanced track comprises 30 credits, while the general track comprises 42 credits. Foundation courses for the general track include Intermediate Accounting Concepts; Advanced Accounting Concepts I-II; and Accounting for Executives. Core courses for both tracks include Advanced Managerial Decision Making; Contemporary Topics in Accounting; Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services; Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination; Accounting Theory and Research; Professional Ethics and Communication; Advanced Tax Planning and Strategy; Data Analysis for Decision Making; Prescriptive Analytics; and Predictive Analytics.

Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The online Master of Accountancy program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Ohio University: Ohio University College of Business

Programs: Online Master of Accountancy, Online Master of Accountancy - Advanced Track
Accreditation: The Higher Learning Commission (HLC); The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

Online Master of Accountancy

Program Highlights
  • Specifically designed for those with a non-accounting, business-related bachelor's degree
  • Prepares students to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam
  • Topics covered include data evaluation, quantitative analysis, accounting technology, accounting for executives, ethics, auditing, and forensic accounting
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with one weekend Professional Development Workshop on campus
Example Courses: Intermediate Accounting Concepts, Advanced Accounting Concepts I-II; Accounting for Executives; Advanced Managerial Decision-Making; Contemporary Topics in Accounting
Instruction Methods: Courses are offered asynchronously through Blackboard with weekly assignments, discussion boards, and assessments
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 42 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 1
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer admission
Curriculum Options: Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 7 semesters
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: No GMAT or GRE required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$49,350 + fees (resident); ~$50,148 + fees (non-resident)
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,175 (resident); $1,194 (non-resident)

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Online Master of Accountancy - Advanced Track

Program Highlights
  • Specifically designed for those with a bachelor's degree in accounting
  • Prepares students to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam
  • Topics covered include data evaluation, quantitative analysis, accounting technology, fraud examination, ethics, auditing, and forensic accounting
Program Overview
Program Structure: Online instruction with one weekend Professional Development Workshop on campus
Example Courses: Advanced Managerial Decision-Making; Contemporary Topics in Accounting; Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services; Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination; Accounting Theory and Research
Instruction Methods: Courses are offered asynchronously through Blackboard with weekly assignments, discussion boards, and assessments
Degree Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits needed to graduate
Campus Visits Required: 1
Program Options
Program Start Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer admission
Curriculum Options: Part-time
Length of Program: Program can be completed in 5 semesters
Admission Requirements and Tuition Costs
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: No GMAT or GRE required
Work Experience: Not required for admission
Tuition Costs: ~$35,250+ fees (resident); ~$35,820 + fees (non-resident)
Cost per Credit Hour: $1,175 (resident); $1,194 (non-resident)

Visit onlinemasters.ohio.edu to Learn More About the Online Master of Accountancy