The Master in Accountancy is offered to students with a variety of backgrounds who desire a concentrated plan of study to prepare for a career in accountancy. Consult with the Director of Graduate Business Programs for more information 216.397.1970.

M.S. Accountancy Flowchart

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M.S. Accountancy General Track

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Additional Information:

Students interested in pursuing the M.S. in Accountancy will follow one of three course-sequence paths depending on their undergraduate degree:

  • Non-business
  • Non-accounting business
  • Accounting

The candidate with a non-business undergraduate degree will normally need to complete 26 courses or 78 hours of business and accounting study: 48 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.

The candidate with a business undergraduate degree not in accounting 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 accounting, income taxation, and/or business law. Additional preparatory coursework may be required if there is insufficient business or accounting coursework in the students background.

Students who have an undergraduate degree in accounting may complete the program in as few as 10 courses or 30 hours. Like the M.B.A., the M.S. in Accountancy degree can be completed in three semesters covering just over one calendar year.