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Online Master of Accountancy

Online Master of Accountancy

Inform Financial Strategy Using Key Business Insights

Innovative Graduate Education Designed for Business Professionals

Skilled accounting leaders can analyze complex data and use their findings to produce valuable business insights. With Ohio University's online Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program, you will gain the comprehensive skill sets you need to move forever forward as a financial professional in a technology-driven business environment.

The expertise you gain in this program will ensure you meet the educational requirements to sit for the Ohio CPA exam* after graduation. Plus, our MAcc program provides focused coursework in relevant technical areas like descriptive, prescriptive and predictive analytics, so most students earn a business analytics graduate certificate alongside their degree.

In addition to AACSB accreditation, OHIO’s College of Business holds the AACSB Accounting Standards distinction. Our students earn a degree recognized throughout the industry for the highest academic standards and career preparation.

*This program may meet your state's educational requirements for CPA licensure. Please check with your enrollment advisor for your state’s specific requirements.

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Build Advanced Skill Sets Through Comprehensive Coursework

The flexible MAcc online curriculum offers streamlined leveling courses for non-business or accounting backgrounds. Gain advanced accounting and analytics skills plus essential soft skills employers value. Some courses include:

  • ACCT 6100: Advanced Managerial Decision Making

    A deeper examination of the conceptual issues impacting the information needs of managers in performing their planning, decision-making, and performance evaluation functions. Concepts from financial accounting, economics, statistics and organizational behavior are interwoven throughout the course.

  • ACCT 6250: Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination

    This course is designed to help students apply their accounting, auditing, information systems and communication skills to detect financial fraud and unauthorized reporting acts and to prepare and present a fraud case for criminal proceedings or civil litigation. Upon completion of this course, you will understand the role of forensic accountants in examining financial records for fraud and detecting insurance fraud, providing litigation support and capturing digital evidence.

  • MBA 6320: Descriptive Analytics

    In this course, you will have the opportunity to learn how to summarize, visualize and manage data within software environments that are commonly used in business today. Additionally, techniques that help decision-makers reduce risk and identify opportunities that would provide an individual or a company with a competitive advantage will be reviewed.

A A C S B 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 the additional AACSB Accounting Standards, which means our program meets additional standards set by the AACSB Accounting Accreditation Council.

  • Online Learning Experience

    No matter what your career goals are, Ohio University can help you get there. We offer a wide range of online graduate programs specifically for professionals who are ready for their next step. Complete focused courses seven weeks at a time and maintain your work and personal responsibilities by studying when and where it's convenient for you. As a student, you'll learn alongside fellow leaders and have access to the same expert faculty and leading-edge curriculum as you would on campus.

  • Experiential Learning for Professional Success

    Alongside 100% online courses, OHIO offers virtual, live class sessions that give you the chance to discuss weekly assignments and gain valuable insights. The required Leadership Development Conference also gives online MAcc students the opportunity to connect with instructors, peers and alumni while hearing from guest speakers and participating in panel discussions, workshops and more.

Become a Leader in the Growing, In-Demand Accounting Field

Earning a master's-level credential in accounting sets you up for lasting success as a leader in the in-demand and lucrative finance field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 7% growth for accountants and auditors through 2030, and the median annual wage for management occupations was $109,760.1,2

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 also prepare you to excel in roles like:

  • Actuary
  • Auditor
  • Budget analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Finance director
  • Financial examiner
  • Forensic accountant
  • Tax manager

Our Rankings

Ohio University ranks among the top higher education institutions globally as rated by the Center for World University Rankings.

  • No. 49 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs (excluding MBA) — U.S. News & World Report
  • No. 25 Best Online Master’s in Business Programs for Veterans (excluding MBA) — U.S. News & World Report

About the College of Business

Ohio University's AACSB-accredited College of Business offers industry-driven online programs built for leaders and working professionals. With more than 90 years of experience delivering business education, we are consistently recognized for academic excellence, affordability and more. When you learn with us, you will unlock the benefits of an innovative education designed for today's global business world.

Our Mission

We inspire innovators who strategically create value. We motivate leaders who serve with grit and determination. We nurture self-aware citizens who better the world of business.

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    1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Accountants and Auditors. Retrieved from
    2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Management Occupations. Retrieved from