The Master of Accountancy program is fully accredited by AACSB, the international accrediting body for business and accounting programs, and satisfies the education requirement for taking the Uniform CPA Examination. Required classes are offered primarily in the evening to accommodate both full and part-time students. Graduate assistantships and graduate tuition scholarships are available to full-time students on a competitive basis. Departmental scholarships are available to both full and part-time students based on academic record and financial need.
The M.Acc. degree satisfies not only the Ohio law, but also the requirements of membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The M.Acc. curriculum includes 18 required semester credit hours in advanced accounting topics and 12 semester credit hours in electives. Students can tailor the electives to suit their needs, interests, and career goals.
Successful completion of the Master of Accountancy degree meets the education requirements for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam in Ohio as regulated by the Accountancy Board of Ohio (https://www.acc.ohio.gov/) as well as most of the U.S.
Education requirements for the CPA exam vary from state to state. Although the Master of Accountancy degree meets the education requirements for the CPA exam in most states, it is recommended that individuals go to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) website (https://nasba.org/stateboards/) to verify the education requirements for their specific state.
- Complete an Application for Admission to a Graduate Status
- Submit official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (other than Wright State)
- Submit official GMAT scores
- A current resumé
- A letter of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s ethical character and personal integrity
The M.Acc. program is primarily designed for students who possess an undergraduate degree in accounting or its equivalent. The minimum components of an equivalent undergraduate degree in accounting are outlined below. Applicants deficient in any of these areas are required to successfully remedy the deficiency by completing the appropriate undergraduate preparatory courses or the graduate equivalent. Individual courses may be waived for students who have successfully completed comparable courses at a regionally accredited institution. Waiver of prerequisite course work is a judgment made by the director of the M.Acc. program. It is based on the grade received, credit hours, when the course was completed, course content, focus, and other factors.
Applicants who do not possess an undergraduate degree in accounting may be admitted on a limited basis if space is available. Admission for these few slots is very competitive. To be considered, such applications must be received by March 1 for admission the following Fall semester.
Candidates should consult with the M.Acc. program director for further details concerning policies and procedures.
Business Prerequisites: (waived for students with undergraduate degrees in business or a Master in Business Administration degree from AACSB-accredited schools)
- Management Science
- Business Writing
Accounting Prerequisites: (waived for students with undergraduate degrees in accounting from AACSB-accredited schools.)
- Accounting Principles
- Intermediate Financial Accounting
- Managerial (Cost) Accounting
- Accounting Systems
- Auditing and Assurance Services
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