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M.S. in Accountancy

M.S. in Accountancy

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Program Highlights
Is the MS in Accountancy Right for Me?

The Boler Master of Science in Accountancy degree enjoys a strong regional and national reputation for excellence, backed by a consistently high CPA exam pass rate and 100% employment at graduation.

The program attracts students with a bachelor’s degree who show high promise of success in graduate business study and want a concentrated plan of study. Approximately 30% of MS in Accountancy students are non-accounting majors, typically one half of which are from the liberal arts or sciences. Graduates pursue careers in assurance, financial, management and tax accounting.

MS Accountancy Highlights

  • 100% Employment
  • CPA pass rate - #1 in Ohio; 27th in the nation.
  • “Key” recruiting school for top accounting firms.
  • Dual AACSB Accreditation


  • Full-Time or Part-Time
  • Fall, Spring or Summer Entrance
  • Scholarships Available
  • Evening Classes
  • Career Placement

Program Design
Leverage Insights for a Data-Driven World.

The Boler Master of Science in Accountancy prepares you to play a strategic, proactive role to meet clients’ increasing demand for insights on exponentially expanding business information. As accountants work more collaboratively alongside data scientists and big data engineers, the profession is preparing future leaders on the use of data analytic tools and techniques in the analysis of business problems.


Why the MS in Accountancy?

Among Ohio schools, the Boler College of Business consistently ranks at the top in passage rates on the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. The accountancy faculty at Boler are the best in their fields and provide students with maintain the highest level of rigor in the classroom. Employers know that the Master of Science in Accountancy at Boler means a candidate that is prepared to meet business challenges, solve problems, and provide leadership on day one! That's the Boler difference. That's why there's no better place to earn your graduate degree in accountany than Boler.


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We would like to speak with you directly about your interest in the Boler MS in Accountancy program. We are available to discuss the program and whether it’s a right fit for your goals and current career/life situation.

Telephone: (216) 397-1970



Boler MS in Accountancy At A Glance

DELIVERY: Evenings scheduled within Monday thru Thursday

CREDITS: 30-credit hour program (69 if all accounting foundation courses required)

TIME FRAME: May be completed in one year (summer included); longer if attending part-time.


Students with a non-business undergraduate degree will normally need to complete 23 courses or 69 hours of business and accounting study: 39 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 (30 hours) in three semesters, covering just over one calendar year.

TESTING: GMAT or GRE are not required for admissions; required for fellowship and certain scholarship consideration

Fall: August 1
Spring: December  1
Assistantships: February 15
Fellowship: March  1
Summer: April1


FELLOWSHIPS/SCHOLARSHIPS: Academic and GMAT-based merit awards

ASSISTANTSHIPS: Limited number (tuition waiver up to 15 credit hours per academic year plus stipend) - February 15 Application Deadline 


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 (69 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:

Year Semester Course Name Credits
First Fall Inspired Business Forum 0
  Fall Contemporary Topics in Accounting 3
  Fall Information Systems Control and Assurance 3
  Fall Global AC Elective (AC 562 or AC 563) 3
  Fall Accounting Theory and Policy 3
  Spring Data Analytics for Accounting 3
  Spring Fraud Examination 3
  Spring Ethics and Business Environmental Issues 3
  Spring AC or FN Elective 3
  Summer Leadership Lab and Management Skills 3
  Summer Global AC Elective (AC 562 or AC 563) 3

Students must complete either AC 562 Global Accounting & Business Issues or AC 563 Seminar in International Taxation and two additional AC or FN Elective courses.

To view the MS in Accountancy curriculum as well as the MS in Accountancy with a Tax Concentration curriculum by semester please click here.

To view the MS in Accountancy - Tax Concentration - Curriculum by semester please click here.

Boler MS in Accountancy Admissions

Information about admissions into the Boler MS in Accountancy program may be found on the Boler website MS in Accountancy Admissions.

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