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Master of Accountancy and Analytics Online Program (MAcc)
Gain Practical Skills to Accelerate Your Career

Master of Accountancy and Analytics Online Program (MAcc)

NEW 75% Lower Tuition Rate* for Accounting Bridge Courses

20
Months Duration
$973
Cost Per Credit
30
Credit Hours

Learn to Leverage Big Data and Advanced Accounting Skills

In today's data-centered business world, those with advanced accounting knowledge are uniquely prepared to succeed. Data analytics is woven throughout Ohio University's online Master of Accountancy and Analytics (MAcc) program, allowing you to apply this highly sought-after skill from your first semester. Plus, if your bachelor’s is in a field other than accounting, we offer efficient bridge pathways to complete your degree. 

Recently ranked #10 best online accounting program by Fortune,1 our online accounting master's degree offers live engagement, synchronous sessions, and a two-day signature experience where you will build key connections with fellow members of the Ohio University College of Business network. This program's curriculum is designed to prepare you with the comprehensive skills needed to sit for the CPA exam** and obtain the 150 hours of college credit you need to launch a lasting career as a CPA. Please check with your enrollment counselor for your state’s specific requirements. 

Other certifications students could pursue following the program include Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). OHIO's College of Business holds AACSB accreditation as well as AACSB Supplemental Accounting Accreditation, so our students earn a degree recognized throughout the industry for the highest academic standards and career preparation. 

Program Benefits

  • Ranked #10 Best Online Master's in Accounting Programs 2023 - Fortune1
  • AACSB-accredited College of Business and School of Accountancy
  • Multiple pathways to graduation for students with or without an accounting bachelor's
  • Real-world skills gained from a curriculum that features actual cases
  • CPA exam preparation woven throughout courses
  • Extensive alumni network and access to Career Support Team
  • 90-plus years of delivering business education

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Graduate Ready to Take the CPA and Pursue New Opportunities

The level of preparation you'll gain from Ohio University's online MAcc program extends far beyond your success on the CPA exam. Upon graduation, you'll possess the skillset you need to advance as a leader in accounting, a field that's projected to grow by about 126,500 openings each year between 2022 and 2032.2 Your advanced knowledge in analytics and problem-solving will prepare you to confidently pursue upper management positions in a wide variety of settings, occupations in which professionals earn a median salary of $116,880 per year as of 2023.3 

Career Outlook

Choose From a Variety of Business, Accounting and Analytics Careers

In addition to the benefits of your increased expertise, you'll leave OHIO with valuable industry connections and career support provided through the GradCAT benefit. Graduates of the online Master of Accountancy and Analytics are prepared for lasting success in a variety of roles, including: 

  • Budget Analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Manager
NEW 75% Lower Tuition Rate for Accounting Bridge Courses
New students enrolling in the online MAcc who hold a bachelor’s in a field other than accounting, can now take the pre-requisite accounting bridge courses at a 75% lower tuition rate*.

Develop Advanced Skills for Today's Business World

30 Credits*** | 7-Week Classes

The MAcc program at OHIO has integrated a data analytics focus throughout the curriculum, along with in-depth instruction on advanced accounting topics. You'll also gain the soft skills employers value, such as communication, problem-solving and teamwork. In courses that utilize actual cases, you'll engage more deeply with the material while building problem-solving skills through online coursework, live sessions, special events and group projects. These authentic learning experiences ensure that you graduate prepared for more than the CPA exam – you'll complete OHIO’s MAcc program ready for your career.

We've built pathways for those students without an accounting bachelor's degree to be as efficient as possible. Students only take 4-6 pre-requisite courses to gain the required foundational accounting skills they need to be successful in the MAcc program.

New students enrolling in the online MAcc who hold a bachelor’s in a field other than accounting, can now take the pre-requisite accounting bridge courses (MBA 6315, ACCT 5010, ACCT 5020, and ACCT 5030) at a 75% lower tuition rate*

Our pathways include:

  • Accounting: Designed for students with a bachelor's degree in accounting.
  • Business: Designed for students with a bachelor's degree in a non-accounting, business major.
  • Non-Business: Designed for students with a bachelor's in a non-accounting/non-business field.

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Online MAcc Admission Details

No GMAT Required | Transfer Up to 6 Credits


Fall 2024:

  • Application Deadline: 08/12
  • Classes Begin: 08/26

To apply to OHIO's online MAcc program, you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Official transcripts for all previously attended undergraduate and graduate institutions
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A personal statement (2 - 4 pages) 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 detailing professional experience
  • $50 application fee

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An Affordable Online Accounting Master's Degree

$29,190 Total Tuition | $973 Per Credit Hour | Scholarships Available

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized as a best-value university by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, student veteran, active military members, alumni, and corporate partners are automatically eligible to receive a 15% scholarship through the College of Business. Depending on your background, total costs and credit hours will differ.

NEW 75% Lower Tuition Rate for Accounting Bridge Courses 

New students enrolling in the online MAcc who hold a bachelor’s in a field other than accounting, can now take the pre-requisite accounting bridge courses (MBA 6315, ACCT 5010, ACCT 5020, and ACCT 5030) at a 75% lower tuition rate*.

Listed tuition is for estimating purposes only and is subject to change.

Tuition Details

Virtual Information Sessions

We invite you to join us for one of our free, live information sessions to discover what you can achieve with our online programs! Hear from our program directors as well as recent graduates who share their own experiences in the program.  Contact us for the next event date or watch a recent info session recording now.

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Gain valuable insights from faculty, staff, graduates and other subject matter experts in OHIO's Online and Hybrid Graduate Business Programs. Listen in as we discuss key topics that are relevant to you.

To find out about the next webinar - call us at 740-924-5725 to speak with a knowledgeable Enrollment Counselor.

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  • Network with Your Peers and Instructors

    Through OHIO's unique Leadership Development Conference, you'll engage with your peers in the accounting program in person. During this two-day signature experience in Athens, Ohio, you will:

    Learn from world-class speakers

    Connect with classmates in online business programs at OHIO

    Meet the faculty you've learned from

    The conference is offered twice per year in April and August. The cost of the conference, lodging and most meals is covered by the program. Students pay their travel expenses to and from Athens. All online MAcc students are required to attend this event at least once, but many choose to attend more than once.

    "The master's of accounting program has been an enriching journey filled with invaluable experiences, collaborative projects, and the opportunity to connect with inspiring individuals. Special thanks to Ohio University for providing an exceptional learning environment." –Briana Prince, 2024 MAcc Graduate

  • Online Learning at OHIO

    Ohio University has a long tradition of offering online programs specifically designed for the modality and created for working professionals. Our online students complete engaging, comprehensive coursework that combines the academic excellence and experience-based learning of a traditional program with all the flexibility and convenience of online study.

    With flexible, part-time scheduling (one course per seven weeks), you can earn your degree while maintaining your current work and personal commitments. Virtual classes give you the opportunity to connect with peers and faculty. Access your coursework 24/7 and complete your assignments on a schedule that fits your life.

AACSB Accounting Accreditation

Ohio University's College of Business and Master of Accountancy and Analytics program have earned AACSB accreditation, a prestigious indicator of quality and commitment to rigorous standards and continuous improvement. We’re one of only 2% of business schools accredited by AACSB international for both our college and our accounting program.
A A C S B Accredited Accounting

What You'll Learn

With Ohio University's online Master of Accountancy and Analytics program, you will gain the comprehensive expertise you need to excel as an accounting professional in a complex, technology-driven business environment.

Program 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 functioning of 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 decision-making.
  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Our students will develop and demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Teamwork: Our students will work effectively in teams.
  • Communication: Our students will communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Integration: Our students will demonstrate an integrated knowledge of accounting, auditing, information systems, tax, data analysis, forensic accounting and communication.
  • Ethics:
    • Our students will effectively address ethical issues surrounding managerial motivations and discretionary accounting choices.
    • Our students will understand the accountant’s role in ethical behavior.

Learn From Licensed CPAs and Financial Experts

Our instructors aren't just academics. All of OHIO's accounting master's degree faculty are CPAs, and they bring their years of work experience into the classroom. The same faculty teaches in online and on-campus programs, ensuring high quality across programs. Each member is dedicated to delivering quality engagement to the online environment.

As a student, you'll benefit from:

  • Personalized attention
  • Individualized mentorship and support
  • Career guidance throughout the program
  • Industry-connected faculty to broaden your professional network

"What I love about OHIO is that we create a student experience that's second to none. All of the professors are invested in individual students and their career goals, and we do our best to replicate the on-campus experience for our online students. We get to know our students on an individual basis." —Dr. Jennifer Sustersic Stevens, Director of the Master of Accountancy and Analytics Program and Associate Professor of Accountancy

Faculty Spotlight

David Stott, Ph.D.

Director, School of Accountancy; O'Bleness Professor of Accountancy

Dr. David M. Stott joined the Ohio University faculty in the summer of 2016 and serves as the director of the School of Accountancy and the O’Bleness Professor of Accountancy. He previously served as the director of graduate programs in accounting and chair of the Department of Accounting and MIS at Bowling Green State University, where he held the Maurer Family Distinguished Professorship in Accounting.

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David Stott P H D

Faculty Spotlight

Jennifer Sustersic Stevens, Ph.D., CPA

Associate Professor, School of Accountancy, Master of Accountancy and Analytics Program Director

Dr. Jennifer Sustersic Stevens is an award-winning educator, published author and experienced CPA. With a professional background in forensic accounting, she applies her personal experience to teaching courses in Accounting Theory and Application, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination for Ohio University's Master of Accountancy and Analytics degree.
 

She is currently a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the American Accounting Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of CPAs. Additionally, she also has published and forthcoming work in the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Accounting Horizons, Research in Accounting Regulation and more.

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Jennifer Sustersic Stevens

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Answers to Common Questions

Find answers to common questions about the online program. For information not covered here, our expert admissions team is available to provide additional details and guidance.

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How fast can I complete the MAcc program?

You can complete the Full-Time Master of Accountancy and Analytics program in just one year. The online part-time program takes five to eight semesters to complete. To see the curriculum, view our courses page.

Is the Master of Accountancy and Analytics program accredited?

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 AACSB Supplemental Accounting Accreditation, which means our program meets additional standards set by the AACSB Accounting Accreditation Council.

Do the OHIO Master of Accountancy and Analytics programs accept transfer credits?

You can transfer up to six credits into the Master of Accountancy and Analytics programs at Ohio University. Find out more about online admissions here and full-time admissions here.

Do I need to have a bachelor's degree in accounting?

No, the MAcc includes curriculum pathways for students with an accounting bachelor's degree, a business bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree in another field. Your curriculum will include the necessary coursework to prepare you to be successful in this industry and be eligible to sit for the CPA exam.

Does the online MAcc program have a residency component?

Yes. Through OHIO's unique Leadership Development Conference, you'll engage with your peers in the accounting program in person. During this weekend (Friday and Saturday) in Athens, Ohio, you will learn from world-class speakers, connect with classmates in online business programs at OHIO and meet the faculty you've learned from. All Online MAcc students are required to attend this event at least once.

How will the online MAcc program prepare me for the CPA exam?

CPA exam preparation is woven throughout the online MAcc curriculum, ensuring that you'll graduate ready to pursue licensure and pursue leadership positions in accounting, management, and finance. Passage of the Uniform CPA Exam is a requirement for CPA licensure or certification in all states. 

Educational requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam. Speak with your enrollment counselor to learn more.

Sources and Disclaimer

  1. Fortune Education. "Best Online Master's in Accounting Programs for 2024." Retrieved April 17, 2024 from  https://fortune.com/education/business/best-online-masters-accounting.
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. "Accountants and Auditors." April 17, 2024. Retrieved April 17, 2024 from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. "Management Occupations." April 17, 2024. Retrieved April 17, 2024 from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/home.htm.

*Students must enroll in Ohio University’s online MAcc program (On-campus MAcc and 1 Year MAcc are excluded), be accepted by the University, and first start classes on or after August 26, 2024 in order to be eligible for the lower tuition rate for these four courses in the MAcc Accounting Bridge: MBA 6315, ACCT 5010, ACCT 5020, and ACCT 5030. Please note that incentive scholarships cannot exceed 75% of the cost of each course. To confirm reduced tuition rate and online program details, you are encouraged to speak with the Financial Aid Office. You can email  GetStarted@ohio.edu to be referred to the Financial Aid Office. Additional restrictions may apply, and the program is subject to change. 

**This program may meet your state's educational requirements for CPA licensure. Please check with your enrollment counselor and visit the Uniform CPA Exam website to learn more about your state’s specific requirements.

***Applies to those with bachelor's degrees in accounting

 

 

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