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Master of Accountancy and Analytics Online Program (MAcc)
Gain In-Depth Accounting and Business Analytics Knowledge

Master of Accountancy and Analytics Online Program (MAcc)

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. Recently ranked #10 best online accounting program by Fortune, our online accounting master's degree offers live engagement, synchronous sessions, and a residency week to enrich your learning experience. Plus, if your bachelor’s is in a field other than accounting, we offer efficient bridge pathways to complete your degree. 

In addition to AACSB accreditation, OHIO’s College of Business holds AACSB Supplemental Accounting Accreditation, so our students earn a degree recognized throughout the industry for the highest academic standards and career preparation. This program should meet the requirements for CPA licensure in your state. Please check with your enrollment counselor for your state’s specific requirements. Graduate in as few as 20 months, ready to apply in-demand skills to a variety of business roles.

Program Benefits

  • Ranked #10 Best Online Master's in Accounting Programs 2023 - Fortune1
  • AACSB-accredited College of Business and School of Accountancy
  • Multiple curriculum pathways for students with or without an accounting bachelor's degree
  • Real-world curriculum using actual cases
  • Extensive alumni network
  • Prepare for CPA licensure
  • 90-plus years of delivering business education
  • Access to Career Support Team

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Meet the Demand for Skilled Accounting Professionals

Demand for accountants is expected to grow significantly between 2020 and 2030, creating 96,000 new jobs.2 While this program prepares you to sit for the CPA exam, the advanced accounting, analytics and problem-solving skills you gain, combined with the valuable industry connections you make, will prepare you to excel in a wide variety of settings. Many graduates pursue roles in upper management. The median annual wage for management occupations was $102,450 in 2021.3 Online Students also receive this GradCAT benefit.

Career Outlook

Choose from a Variety of Business, Accounting and Analytics Careers

  • Actuary

    $105,900

    per year4

  • Auditor

    $77,250

    per year2

  • Budget Analyst

    $79,940

    per year5

  • Financial Analyst

    $81,410

    per year6

"Our program isn't one size fits all. We understand that students come into the program with various degree backgrounds and career goals. We provide the resources and applied learning experience to prepare them with the skills they need to take the next step in whichever career path they choose." —Dr. David Stott, Director of Ohio University's School of Accountancy and O'Bleness Professor of Accountancy

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. Here at Ohio University, it's not about just one experience. The real-world curriculum, which utilizes actual cases, allows you to engage more deeply with the course material while building problem-solving skills through online coursework, live sessions, special events and group projects. Each class helps you connect with your peers and build your skills as a well-rounded professional poised to make a difference.

We've built pathways for those students without an accounting bachelor's degree to be as efficient as possible. Students only take five or fewer courses to gain the required foundational accounting skills they need if they don't have an accounting background.

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


Summer 2024:

  • Application Deadline: 04/15
  • Classes Begin: 05/06

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, costs and credit hours will differ.

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 Admissions Advisor.

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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 the conference weekend (Friday and Saturday) 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

    All online MAcc students are required to attend this event at least once, but we encourage you to participate once more if you are able to fit it into your schedule. The conference is offered twice per year in April and August. The cost of lodging and most meals is covered by the program.

  • 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 asynchronous courses and part-time scheduling (one course per seven weeks), you can earn your degree while maintaining your current work and personal commitments. Virtual office hours 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 Leading 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 the online program 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

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

Professor in the School of Accountancy

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.

Sources and Disclaimer

  1. Fortune Education. Best Online Master's in Accounting Programs in 2023. Retrieved from https://fortune.com/education/business/best-online-masters-accounting.
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accountants and Auditors. Retrieved 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. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/home.htm.
  4. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Actuaries. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/actuaries.htm.
  5. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Budget Analyst. Retrieved from: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/budget-analysts.htm.
  6. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Financial Analyst. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm.

*Applies to those with bachelor's degrees in accounting

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