Accountancy- Master of Accountancy

For information, contact:
Academic Program Coordinator
Department of Accountancy, MSC 1002 3094 Farmer School of Business (513-529-3372)

The department's mission is to have a nationally recognized degree program that provides students with the lifelong ability to seek and acquire accounting and business knowledge and translate it into responsible action in a competitive environment.

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 for Miami University undergraduates), 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. For domestic students: Apply online, uploading an unofficial transcript, resume, and personal statement. Letters of recommendation may be completed electronically or manually; paper copies should be sent directly to the academic program coordinator. For international students: the application, fee, and official copies of your transcript should be sent to the Graduate School. A resume, personal statement, and letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the academic program coordinator. 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 academic program coordinator.

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 is a lock-step program consisting of 30 semester hours of coursework in accountancy and other business disciplines.

Current MAcc curriculum is as follows:


ACC 646 Taxes and Business Decisions (3)

ACC 653 Assurance Services (3)

ACC 655 Control of Accounting & Reporting Risk (3)

BLS 665 Business & Its Legal Environment (3)

ISA 625 Management of Information Technology (3)


ACC 622 Information for Business Valuation and Decisions (3)

ACC 650 Fraud Examination (3)

ACC 695 Integrative Accounting Capstone (3)

FIN 655 Analysis of Business Finance and Investments (3)

MGT 615 Seminar in Managerial Skills (3)

International Summer School at the University of Seoul (Optional)

A five-week program either before or after your MAcc year (2012 dates are June 26-July 27). You will take two courses (taught in English) and travel on several field trips, including a four-day field trip to Beijing, Jeju Island, or Southern Korea. Program costs are partially subsidized by the city of Seoul. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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 dual-degree program, students must have completed at least 64 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.40 and have earned a B or better in ACC 221, ACC 222, and ACC 321 (ACC 321 must have been taken at Miami). Please contact the department’s academic program coordinator to learn more about this option.

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