Accountancy- Master of Accountancy

Department of Accountancy, MSC 1002
3094 Farmer School of Business, 513-529-3372

For information, contact the Department of Accountancy, 3094 FSB, 513-529-6200.

The department's mission is to prepare students to excel as high-integrity business leaders and accounting professionals and to enable faculty members to be outstanding instructors whose scholarship informs their teaching and who positively impact the professional and Miami community. The Department of Accountancy has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International since 1984.

This program provides an in-depth understanding of selected areas of accounting and business and the knowledge and skills to prepare graduates for long-term success in an accounting-related career. This program qualifies graduates to sit for the CPA examination in Ohio and most states that require 150 semester hours.

Master’s programs in business administration (MBA) and in economics (M.A.) are also offered in the Farmer School of Business. These two programs are listed alphabetically.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are admitted on the basis of proven intellectual capability, maturity, and promise of success demonstrated by the undergraduate academic record, results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) (optional), letters of recommendation, personal statement, and professional, community, and extracurricular activities.

The GMAT and TOEFL score reports (if required) should be sent directly to Miami University. All candidates apply online, uploading an unofficial transcript, resume, and personal statement. Letters of recommendation are completed electronically. Complete details of the admission process can be found on the MAcc website.

Financial Assistance

In addition to graduate assistantships described elsewhere in this Bulletin, the department awards one fellowship and several scholarships on the basis of merit and/or demonstrated financial need. For information, contact the EY Professional Development Advisor.

Program Requirements

(30 semester hours)

Prerequisite courses for this program are equivalent to the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Business with a major in accountancy, including financial accounting research and financial statement auditing.

The Master of Accountancy Program consists of 30 semester hours of coursework in accountancy and other business disciplines.

Combined Degree Option

Students planning to take the CPA exam in Ohio and in most other states are required to have 150 hours of education with at least a bachelor’s degree. This requires additional education beyond the requirements for a bachelor’s degree from Miami.

High-achieving students have the option of pursuing a combined-degree program, in which you can earn both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accountancy within four years. After completing the program, you are qualified to sit for the CPA examination in the state of Ohio and most other states that have adopted the 150-hour education requirement.

To be eligible to apply for the combined degree program, students must have completed at least 64 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.25. Certain elements of the graduate program may be used to satisfy undergraduate requirements. Please contact the department’s academic program coordinator to learn more about this option.