Master of Accountancy
Accounting Grad/Accounting Track
For students with an undergraduate degree in Accounting or equivalent:
Accountancy (on-campus) – MY6163
Accountancy (online) – MY6164
Accountancy (professional) – MY6165
Business Grad/Non-Accounting Track
For students with an undergraduate degree in Business:
Accountancy (on campus) – MY6102
Accountancy (online) – MY6103
Accountancy (professional) – MY6104
Non-Business Graduate Track
For students with a non-business undergraduate degree:
Accountancy (on campus) – MY6105
Accountancy (online) – MY6106
Accountancy (professional) – MY6107
School of Accountancy
College of Business Annex 351
Athens, OH 45701
Delivery Mode: Athens Campus, Online, Hybrid/Professional
Terms of Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer
The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) seeks to provide the best graduate education for accounting students in the region, by focusing on knowledge acquisition using both systematic and applied learning.
Ohio University MAcc students build skills to support their career goals. Students work with fellow peers from diverse backgrounds to gain a fresh perspective on local, national, and international issues. Learning to be a better leader and a more effective teammate are some of the many skills students learn in and outside the classroom.
Full-time MAcc [MY6163, MY6102, MY6105]
This is a full-time program delivered on the Athens campus. Students will take four courses per term in a classroom setting and engage in community and university activities.
Online MAcc [MY6164, MY6103, MY6106]
The Online MAcc is delivered through online modules and virtual classes. Students are required to attend a minimum of one weekend residency in Athens, Ohio over the course of the program.
Professional MAcc [MY6165, MY6104, MY6107]
The Professional MAcc is delivered in a hybrid format. Students are required to attend Dublin-based weekend events during the two-year program or complete a pre-approved excused alternative assignment. Classes are delivered virtually on several occasions throughout the semester. Content is also delivered through online learning modules.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Role of the Profession:
- Our students will understand the role of accountants as information specialists.
- Our students will understand the role of accountants and auditors in the efficient functioningof the capital markets.
- Research: Our students will perform research to resolve accounting questions.
- Data Analysis: Our students will analyze data to produce and interpret information for decisionmaking.
- Critical Thinking/ Problem Solving: Our students will develop and demonstrate critical thinkingand problem solving skills.
- Teamwork: Our students will work effectively in teams.
- Our students will communicate effectively orally.
- Our students will communicate effectively in writing.
- Integration: Our students will demonstrate an integrated knowledge of accounting, auditing,information systems, tax, data analysis, forensic accounting and communication.
- Our student will effectively address ethical issues surrounding managerial motivations anddiscretionary accounting choices.
- Our students will understand the accountant’s role in ethical behavior.
On-Campus Program: https://business.ohio.edu/academics/graduate-degrees/full-time-master-of-accountancy/
Online Program: https://onlinemasters.ohio.edu/college-of-business/masters-accounting/
Professional Program: https://business.ohio.edu/academics/graduate-degrees/professional-master-of-accountancy/
- Regionally accredited bachelor’s degree.
- Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in both Accounting courses (for those students with an undergraduate accounting degree) and overall.
- Two letters of recommendation from professional or academic references.
- Official transcripts from all degree bearing institutions at the bachelor’s level or higher and unofficial transcript for any additional college coursework.
- A professional plan statement discussing your career goals, how the master’s degree will help you achieve those goals, areas or competencies that you expect the program will help you strengthen and what you plan to contribute to the learning community.
- Current resume.
- International applicants must also submit:
- Minimum official TOEFL iBT score of 70 composite (Writing min. 17, all other Sections min. 15)
or minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (composite and all bands)
- General academic credentials evaluation (ECE or WES report)
College of Business Graduate Academic Credit Transfer Policy
Students may request transfer of credit from an accredited university within the limits of the Ohio University Graduate Catalog. Graduate credits from AACSB accredited business school or college may be applied toward a College of Business graduate program under the following conditions:
- A maximum of six credit hours toward a graduate degree program may be applied.
- A maximum of three credit hours toward a graduate certificate may be applied.
- Approval of transfer credit is granted by the Department Chair of the academic discipline in which credit is being requested. Course credit must be:
- Earned through an AACSB-accredited business school,
- Designated as graduate credit at the institution where taken,
- Letter graded B or better,
- Earned within the pasts five years,
- Applicable toward a graduate degree at the institution where taken, and
- Earned in courses taught by members of that institution’s graduate faculty.
Students must provide the following information to the Graduate College during the admissions process for graduate course credits to be evaluated for transfer credit:
- Official Transcript
- Syllabus from course(s) to be evaluated for transfer credit, from the term the course was completed
- COB Graduate Transfer Credit Form
Enrollment in MY6163, MY6102, or MY6105 (Full-time M.Acc.) permits an I-20 to be issued for the semesters with full-time enrollment.
All students will be required to take the seven Core Accounting courses. For those without an undergraduate degree in accounting or its equivalent, students will be required to take the Accounting Bridge courses (4). Several non-accounting courses are also required. For these courses, the program offers two tracks based on the student’s undergraduate degree – Data Analytics (three courses) for those with a business or accounting undergraduate degree and General Business (four courses) for those without a business or accounting undergraduate degree.
For students with an undergraduate degree in accounting or its equivalent, the program curriculum is 30 credit hours.