The Master of Accountancy is a program from the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems within the Schmidthorst College of Business

BGSU Master of Accountancy students study in Schmidthirst College of Business’ Mauer Center, which opened in 2020.
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Master of Accountancy


The BGSU Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree gives you a smart start to your business or finance career. In as little as 12 months, you can set yourself apart from the competition by earning a master’s in accountancy degree in addition to your baccalaureate degree.

Become eligible – and better prepared – to take the CPA exam. BGSU's accountancy graduate program meets the Ohio State Board of Accountancy requirements for obtaining a CPA designation: an accounting baccalaureate degree and 30 additional semester hours of coursework to meet the 150-hour requirement.

Qualified accountants experience long-term job flexibility, faster promotions and the chance for more responsibility and higher compensation over the span of their career compared to a non-qualified accountant.

Speak the language of business

Accounting is the language of business. Today's technologically-driven and globally-oriented businesses are looking for graduates with more education as well as soft and hard skills in all facets of accounting.

The mission of the BGSU Master of Accountancy program is to build upon the base of knowledge your obtained at the baccalaureate level. This program will nurture your personal and professional development in areas relevant to the practice of accounting.

Stand Out in courses like

  • Information Systems Audit and Control- ISAC
  • Advanced Financial Reporting
  • Business Taxation for C & S Corps, Partnerships, Flow Thru’s
  • Business Assurance Services
  • Advanced Information Systems
  • Business Intelligence/Data Analytics
  • Professional & Ethical Issues
  • Current Issues in Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, and Auditing

Set Yourself Up for Success


The MAcc requires a minimum of 30 semester hours. This is comprised of a total of 10 courses: 8 required core courses, and 2 elective courses. These required core courses cover the fundamentals of accounting in a business context.

BGSU is one of only 187 universities worldwide accredited in both business and accounting through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the gold standard for top business schools. CPA exam pass rates for BGSU accountancy program graduate consistently exceed the national average.

Go Far in your career

  • Property Accountant
  • Financial Reporting Supervisor
  • Tax Advisory
  • Accounting Analyst
  • Regulatory Accountant
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Audit Accountant


Accountants, auditors, financial analysts and financial managers are all essential to the success of any business. and they are also able to offer strategic advantages to businesses.

The BLS predicts growth in the national accountancy workforce in line with economic growth. Co-ops and internships help students choose from among related disciplines like public accountancy, private accounting, tax accounting, auditing, advisory accounting and forensic accounting, as well emerging fields like data analytics and forecasting tools.

BSGU offers an experienced team of practicing and research accountancy faculty, an accounting advisory board of industry professionals keeps the curriculum relevant and connected to the pulse of accountancy.

Gain technical and analytical skills to tackle the business issues of tomorrow.

BGSU Graduate College

The Master of Accountancy is a program from the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems within the Schmidthorst College of Business

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

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Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.

Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The master of accountancy program does not lead to professional licensure.

* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact

Updated: 04/05/2024 09:48AM