Accounting and Management Information systems - Archived 2017-18 Graduate Catalog

Graduate Coordinator/Director: Kenneth Snead
Address: 371 Business Administration Building
Phone: 419-372-2488
Program Web Page:

Degrees Offered
Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.)

Program Offered
Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.)

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 personaland professional development of those interested in areas relevant to the practice of public orcorporate 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 issuesthat are accounting-related.

Prerequisites to Graduate Work

Students must have the equivalent of a United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)-based undergraduate degree in accounting to be considered for admission. In addition, a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT*)or GRE* score must be provided. All of the candidate's application materials will be holistically considered when determining an admissiondecision.

*The GMAT or GRE is waived for accounting students from "Partner" universities, and for students from AACSB-accredited Business programs.

Admission Procedure

Applying to the BGSU MAcc program is straightforward. Note that "letters of recommendation" and "statement of purpose essays" are NOT required. Apply online at:

Please note that the MAcc is a fall start only program. While there is no "official" application deadline, understand that admission and funding award decisions are made on an ongoing basis. Accordingly, it is in the student's best interest, from a competitive standpoint, to complete the online application as soon as possible.

Students will be notified of the admission decision via an electronic letter sent from the Graduate College to their email address as reported on their application.

Degree Requirements

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 are described below:

ACCT 5560 (Information Systems Audit and Control-ISAC)

ACCT 6210 (Advanced Financial Reporting)

ACCT 6450 (Business Taxation for C & S Corps, Partnerships, Flow Thru’s)

ACCT 6540 (Business Assurance Services)

ACCT 6550 (Advanced Information Systems)

ACCT 6600 (Business Intelligence/Data Analytics)

ACCT 6730 (Professional & Ethical Issues)

ACCT 6750 (Current Issues in Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, and Auditing)

A detailed description of the Master of Accountancy program is found under the heading of Master of Accountancy in the Graduate Programs Offered section of this catalog.

Graduate Courses
Please access graduate courses online at Graduate courses offered by the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems use the prefix: ACCT. Electives also include course that use the prefix: MBA and ECON.