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Inform Strategy Using Key Business Insights

CPA Exam Preparation | Business Analytics Focus | AACSB Accounting Accreditation

Earning a master's-level credential in accounting positions you for lasting success as a leader in accounting, management and finance. From your first semester at OHIO, you'll be able to seamlessly apply highly sought-after data analytics skills at your organization.

What Makes Us Unique?

In addition to AACSB accreditation, OHIO's College of Business also holds AACSB Supplemental Accounting Accreditation, so our students earn a degree recognized throughout the industry for the highest academic standards and career preparation.

Well-Paid, Stable Career Options

A Master of Accountancy prepares you to meet the educational requirements for CPA licensure in your state,* but that's just one of the many paths our graduates take. OHIO MAcc graduates pursue a variety of accounting and financial roles, including:

  • Accountant/Auditor

    $77,250

    per year1

  • Actuary

    $105,900

    per year2

  • Budget Analyst

    $79,940

    per year2

  • Financial Analyst

    $81,410

    per year4

Steer Organizations & Your Career to Long-Term Success

The advanced accounting, analytics and problem-solving skills you gain, combined with the valuable industry connections you make, will prepare you to excel in your field. Many graduates pursue upper management and leadership roles.

  • Demand for accountants is expected to grow 7% between 2020 and 2030, creating 96,000 new jobs.1
  • The median annual wage for management occupations was $102,450 in 2021.5

Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired

What You'll Learn

  • Role of the Profession: Our students will understand the role of accountants as information specialists, as well as 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 through a case-based curriculum.
  • 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, as well as understand the accountant’s role in ethical behavior.

Skills You'll Gain

  • Advanced accounting
  • Data analytics
  • Problem-solving
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Cloud computing
  • Mobile accounting

Career Services

Ohio University's Career & Student Success Center offers a variety of expert, personalized career services specifically for business students and alumni. With OHIO's Career Acceleration Team (GradCAT), you will also have access to four months of support from a dedicated team that includes a personal career coach, a branding expert and a career concierge. Our alumni benefit from a proprietary technology platform and one free coaching session each year – for life.

Personalized Career Coaching

We offer convenient, live coaching via video conference or by phone to help you prepare for career success and maximize your professional potential. We help you determine your career goals, then ensure you have the resources you need to achieve them.

Job Search Resources

Put your best foot forward and stand out to employers with helpful templates, detailed best-practice guidelines and more. We also offer job search tools like personal assessments, professional development webinars and online resources that can be accessed anywhere, anytime through our industry-leading technology platform.

Professional Development Sessions

OHIO students can also participate in free professional development sessions led by industry experts. These live, virtual sessions cover topics like career self-concept, basic job search skills, and how to qualify for promotions and prepare for leadership opportunities.

Sources and Disclaimer

  1. 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.
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Actuaries. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/actuaries.htm.
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Budget Analyst. Retrieved from: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/budget-analysts.htm.
  4. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Financial Analyst. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm.
  5. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Management Occupations. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/home.htm.

*Ohio University (OHIO) academic programs are designed to prepare students to apply for licensure or certification in Ohio. State laws, regulations and policies may change at any time. Changes in requirements may impact the program’s ability to meet educational requirements for licensure. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the applicable licensure board(s) in their state of residence or the state they intend to obtain licensure.