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 mission of the Department of Accountancy at Miami University is to engage with and prepare students to excel as high integrity, adaptive business leaders who leverage their accountancy expertise and diverse skill set to meaningfully contribute to the global community. The department also seeks to enable faculty members to be outstanding instructors whose scholarship informs their teaching and who positively impact the profession, academy, university, and community. The Department of Accountancy has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International since 1984, with the AACSB most recently extending accreditation in 2021.

Our undergraduate accountancy curriculum is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to succeed in an increasingly dynamic business environment. Our master’s curriculum provides an in-depth understanding of selected areas of accounting and the knowledge and skills to prepare graduates for long-term success in an accounting-related career. This program qualifies graduates for the CPA examination in Ohio and most other states.

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.

Required Courses
ACC 655Control of Accounting & Reporting Risk3
ACC 695Integrative Accounting Capstone3
Select 18 elective hours from Accountancy courses. 18
Select 6 additional elective hours from additional Accountancy courses or other FSB disciplines. 16
Total Credit Hours30

Non-FSB coursework may be accepted with advisor approval.

Combined Degree Option

High-achieving students can pursue a combined degree program, in which they can earn both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accountancy within four years. 

To be eligible to apply for the combined degree program, students must have completed at least 64 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Certain elements of the graduate program may be used to satisfy undergraduate requirements. Please contact the department to learn more about this option.