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Ohio University's College of Business launches a Master of Accountancy program

Friday, February 9 2018 12:00am

New degree offered in three formats to meet the needs of graduate accounting students

AACSB-logo -accounting -color -RGB (1)Ohio University’s graduate business degree offerings will expand in fall, 2018 with the launch of a Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program in three formats: Full-Time MAcc, Professional MAcc, and Online MAcc.

“Over the last five years the College of Business has seen a 66 percent growth within our graduate student population,” said Hugh Sherman, dean of OHIO’s College of Business. “Launching a master’s in accounting will give us the opportunity to better serve students and professionals seeking a specialized accounting degree from an affordable but highly ranked business school.”

In as little as one year, students will graduate with a master’s degree that prepares them with advanced accounting skills and the ability to analyze data within corporate, government or public accounting. The 30-credit hour program is offered by OHIO’s AACSB-accredited School of Accountancy and satisfies the education requirement that qualifies students with an accounting or business bachelor’s degree to sit for the CPA exam.

“We recognize that our students have various degree backgrounds and career goals, so we’re delivering curriculum and applied learning experiences in three formats,” said David Stott, O’Bleness Professor and director of OHIO’s School of Accountancy. “But all students, regardless of delivery format, will receive the same, high-quality accounting education.”

OHIO’s Master of Accountancy program fits the needs of recent graduates, seasoned professionals and out-of-state Bobcats: 

  • OHIO’s Full-Time MAcc is a one-year, residential program designed for recent graduates with little to no work experience. Students can enroll at OHIO as an undergraduate student and graduate in five years with a bachelor’s and master’s degree that will set them apart when launching their career. Classes begin in summer with two online courses and then full-time on campus in fall.  
  • Whether a student is fresh out of undergrad or several years into their career, OHIO’s Professional MAcc offers the convenience of completing coursework through online classes but connects students with peers and professors during once-a-month residencies on OHIO’s Dublin Campus. Classes begin in fall and spring.
  • Ties to Ohio University can be strong, even for those who no longer live in Ohio. OHIO’s Online MAcc is a fully online program that can be completed when and where it works best for a student. Students receive the same quality education without needing to be in the classroom.  Classes begin in summer, fall and spring.   

OHIO’s flexible Master of Accountancy program is accessible to students of all backgrounds. Each program offers bridge courses to provide students without a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a foundation in accounting concepts. In a program that tailors to all the needs of its students, it’s hard to find a reason not to get a master’s degree.

Applications are being accepted for OHIO’s Master of Accountancy programs. The next application deadline is March 1 for the Full-Time MAcc, June 30 for the Professional MAcc, and March 30 for the Online MAcc.