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
  • 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

The Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems offers a program of study leading to the Master of Accountancy degree (MAcc).  The mission of the MAcc program is to build upon the base of knowledge obtained at the baccalaureate level, and to further nurture the personal and professional development of those interested in areas relevant to the practice of public or corporate accounting.  Accordingly, and in response to increasing demand for accountants with information technology skills in public and corporate accounting, the MAcc program is designed to integrate current and emerging accounting and business intelligence techniques, database management, data analytics and information technologies dealing with privacy and security issues that are accounting-related.

BGSU is one of the very few 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. Students must have the equivalent of a United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) - based undergraduate degree in accounting to be considered for admission.

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 primarily based upon the strength of the student's undergraduate academic credentials.

In addition, students enrolled in four (4) or more credit hours are eligible to apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) to calculate student contribution and financial need. You may apply online at www.fasfa.ed.gov.