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Program Overview

Program Overview

BGSU's Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program gives you a smart start to your business career. Our MAcc program offers many advantages to graduates.

In just 12 months, you can set yourself apart from the competition by:

  • Earning a Master of Accountancy degree in addition to your baccalaureate degree
  • Completing a specialization track in either Accounting/Auditing, Information Systems Auditing and Control, or Taxation
  • Becoming eligible, and better prepared, to take the CPA exam

The payoff includes:

  • Long-term job flexibility
  • Faster promotions
  • More responsibility
  • Higher compensation

Meeting the CPA requirements

BGSU's MAcc program meets the Ohio State Board of Accountancy requirements for obtaining a CPA designation. Typically, university students in Ohio wishing to become a CPA must earn an accounting baccalaureate degree and also take an additional 30 semester hours of coursework to meet the "150 hour" requirement.

The Program

BGSU is one of only 171 universities worldwide with accreditation in both business and accounting programs from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Note that AACSB accreditation is the highest level of accreditation possible in the academic areas of business and accounting. As a result of this distinction and the quality reputation of our program, the "Big Four," several Fortune 500 Corporations, and numerous regional and local public accounting firms recruit our students.

BGSU's MAcc program requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of course work beyond the baccalaureate level for students with an undergraduate accounting and business academic background.

In addition to its AACSB accreditation, BGSU's MAcc program also distinguishes itself by offering three tracks of specialization:

  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Information Systems Auditing and Control (ISAC)
  • Taxation

Financial Aid

BGSU offers financial assistance to students admitted into the MAcc program on a competitive basis. This financial assistance is provided by tuition scholarships and graduate assistant stipends. The amount of funding awarded to MAcc students in these areas is based upon the strength of the student's undergraduate and entrance exam credentials relative to those of other MAcc students.

MAcc students' graduate assistantship opportunities have included:

  • Supporting faculty teaching and research
  • Working on campus in various roles and locations within the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems, the College of Business, or around the University
  • Working in a local corporate environment