The Boler School of Business's Master of Science in Accountancy prepares students for leadership roles and careers in professional accountancy and for licensure as Certified Public Accountants. The program's flexibility allows students to complete their advanced degree in as little as 12 months, depending on their specific needs.
Why the MS in Accountancy?
Among Ohio schools, the Boler School of Business consistently ranks near the top in pass rates on the Certified Public Accountant examination. The Boler accountancy faculty members are top in their fields and push students to maintain the highest level of rigor in the classroom.
The Master of Science in Accountancy is open to students with a variety of backgrounds who desire a concentrated plan of study to prepare for a career in accountancy Students interested in pursuing the MS in Accountancy will follow one of three course-sequence paths depending on their undergraduate coursework and degree.
Students with a non-business undergraduate degree will normally need to complete 25 courses or 75 hours of business and accounting study: 45 hours taken at the undergraduate level and 30 hours taken at the graduate level. Several of the business preparatory courses may be waived for the student with a business minor or concentration.
Students with a business undergraduate degree not in accountancy will normally need to complete 16 courses or 48 hours of business study: 18 hours taken at the undergraduate level and 30 hours taken at the graduate level. Several of the business preparatory courses may be waived for the student who has taken courses such as intermediate accountancy, income taxation, and/or business law. Additional preparatory coursework may be required if there is insufficient business or accountancy coursework in the student's background.
Students with an undergraduate degree in accountancy may complete the program in as few as 10 courses or 30 hours. Like the MBA, the MS in Accountancy degree can be completed in three semesters covering just over one calendar year.
Boler MS in Accountancy At A Glance
DELIVERY: Evenings (M/W and T/TH courses)
CREDITS: 30-credit hour program (75 if all accounting foundation courses required)
TIME FRAME: May be completed in one year (summer included)
TESTING: GMAT or GRE are not required for admissions, required for fellowship and certain scholarship consideration
Fall: August 1
Spring: December 1
Assistantship: February 15
Fellowship: March 1
TUITION (RESIDENT AND NON-RESIDENT): $28,710 (base, subject to change)
FELLOWSHIPS: Academic and GMAT-based merit awards
SCHOLARSHIPS: GMAT-based merit awards
ASSISTANTSHIPS: Limited number (tuition waiver and stipend) February 15 Application Deadline
EMPLOYER REIMBURSEMENT: Accepted
DEGREE CONFERRED: Master of Science in Accountancy
ACCREDITATION: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
Boler School of Business holds dual AACSB accreditation (school and accounting program), placing it among only 4 percent of business schools worldwide.
Boler MS in Accountancy Curriculum
Our 30 credit hour program (75 if all accounting Foundation Courses are required) is designed to be completed in one year. The course schedule for the MS in Accountancy program (excluding the accounting Foundation Courses) is as follows:
|First||Fall||Contemporary Topics in Accounting||3|
|Fall||Leadership Lab and Management Skills||3|
|Spring||Analytics-drive Business Insights||3|
|Spring||Information Systems Control and Asusrance||3|
|Spring||Corporate Social Responsibility||3|
|Summer||Comparative Accounting Systems||3|
|Summer||Ethics and Business Environmental Issues||3|
|Summer||Accounting Theory and Policy||3|
Students must complete either Comparative Accounting Systems or Seminar in International Taxation and one additional Elective course.
To view the MS in Accountancy Curriculum by semester please click here.
To view the Foundation Courses Pathway for MS in Accountancy students please click here.
A list of the MS in Accountancy Course Descriptions can be found here.
We would like to speak with you directly about your interest in the Boler Part-Time MBA. Kristopher Tibbs (MBA) Assistant Dean for Graduate Business Programs is available to discuss the program and whether it’s a right fit for your goals and current career/life situation.