Master of Accountancy

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Why Choose Accountancy?

The master’s program offers you a broad education in accountancy-related topics, allowing you to work in a variety of business industries, governmental agencies, or non-profit organizations. The demand for graduates educated in accountancy is growing in a complex and competitive business environment.

Our Master of Accountancy program helps you meet the requirements to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Graduates of our Master of Accountancy program consistently perform above the national average for passing the CPA exam and our graduates usually post pass rates that are among the top rates of any program in the state of Ohio.  



Organizations and companies of all sizes and industries employ accounting professionals, both as CPAs and other business professionals. Accounting provides important decision-making information to managers, investors, creditors, auditors, and others focused on the financial health of business and organizations, making our graduates in demand in a variety of industries and jobs.

Our graduates are employed by:

  • Aileron
  • Auditor of the State of Ohio
  • BDO
  • Brady Ware
  • Brixey and Meyer
  • CareSource
  • CH Dean
  • Cintas
  • Clark, Schaefer, Hackett
  • Crowe Horwath
  • Dayton Freight
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Defense finance and accounting service
  • EY
  • Flagel, Huber, Flagel
  • Hammerman, Graf, Hughes and Co.
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Kentner Sellers
  • KPMG
  • LexisNexis
  • Nolan Giere
  • Oracle
  • Plante Moran
  • Pohlman, Talmage, Brown, and Campbell
  • Premier Health
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Reynolds and Reynolds
  • RSM
  • Speedway
  • Teradata
  • Thorn, Lewis, and Duncan
  • VARtek
  • Westminster Financial
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Our graduates work as:

  • Forensic Accountants
  • Staff auditor
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Treasurers
  • Controllers
  • Financial vice presidents
  • Internal auditors
  • Budgets analysts
  • Cost accountants
  • System designers
  • Staff accountants

Real-World Experience

In this program, you will learn from qualified professionals who work in the field of accounting, allowing you to apply your classroom education to real-world situations.

We are the nation’s only five-time winner of the Institute for Management Accountants Student Case Competition and the only university to have two teams place nationally in the same year. We also provide opportunities just for our accounting majors, such as the Accounting Leadership Program, job fairs with local employers, the Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society, and much more.

Success Stories

"My most valuable experience at the Raj Soin College of Business was qualifying for the IMA's National Case Competition in Denver, Colorado! I am on a team with four other accountancy students at WSU that was selected as one of the top four teams in the nation. Wright State has always had a long-standing reputation for excellence in accounting, and I love that I am now part of the tradition." Why Wright State? Scholarships! Initially I was interested in Wright State because it was the most affordable option with the most value to offer.

Academics and Curriculum

View Master of Accountancy program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.

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If you are interested in the Master of Accountancy program, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Ethical character and personal integrity consistent with the standards of the accounting profession
  • Capability to perform complex problem analysis.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in the English language
  • Mastery of basic accounting technical skills
  • Four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution

If you are interested, apply online to the Graduate School and submit an application for the Master of Accountancy program. You will have to submit official transcripts from all other colleges or universities you’ve attend, complete the Graduate Management Admission Test, and submit a letter of recommendation that demonstrates your ethical character or personal integrity. Strong academically performing candidates may be able to waive the GMAT requirement. Please check with the program director to see if you qualify for a GMAT waiver.

International students must meet all these requirements, as well as the English and documentation requirements set by the University Center for International Education. You must also complete Intermediate Accounting, which can be earned online from an accredited program online before applying to the accountancy program. U.S. Federal Income Tax must be completed as part of the accountancy program if it is not completed before admission to the program.

Program Outcomes

If you complete the program, you will graduate with a Master of Accountancy degree. You will have a broad educational experience for completing professional accounting exams such as the Certified Internal Auditor or Certified Management Accountant exams, as well as meet the requirements to take the CPA exam. This program also provides an excellent background for students interested in pursuing a law degree in the future.

Successful completion of the Master of Accountancy degree meets the education requirements for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam in Ohio as regulated by the Accountancy Board of Ohio as well as most of the U.S.

Education requirements for the CPA exam vary from state to state.  Although the Master of Accountancy degree meets the education requirements for the CPA exam in most states, it is recommended that individuals go to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) website to verify the education requirements for their specific state.


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