What is Business Administration (Accounting)?

The Master of Science in Business Administration-Accounting Program (MSBA in Accounting) is a degree program which, when added to a business baccalaureate degree in Accounting or its equivalent, satisfies the education requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination in the State of Ohio and 45 other states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam with similar education requirements. The MSBA in Accounting Program is designed for the following types of students:

  1. students with a baccalaureate degree in accounting (30-semester graduate credits) 
  2. students with non-accounting business degrees (54-semester graduate credits) 
  3. students with non-business degrees (55-semester graduate credits).
  4. students with non-business degrees (55-semester graduate credits)

The MSBA in Accounting Program is offered in two formats:

  1. a Full-Time Program where students can take 12 to 18 semester credits of coursework per term
  2. a Part-Time Program where students take two courses per term in the evenings.

Successful accountants possess excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze information. Other attributes include:

  • Problem solving skills
  • Ability to identify and control risk
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team building skills

Successful graduates entering the accounting field can enhance their marketability in three ways:

  • High grades, as many accounting employers look for an overall GPA of 3.2 or greater
  • Work experience in the form of co-op or internships
  • Leadership experiences in campus and/or community groups

http://business.uc.edu/graduate/masters/ms-accounting.html 

Admission Requirements

  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores
  • For international students Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) score
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Current résumé
  • A goal statement

Graduates of the UC Lindner College of Business accounting program can find career opportunities in public and corporate accounting. Employers include both national and international public accounting firms (Big 4), regional and local public accounting firms, financial services firms, manufacturing firms and retailers and others. Examples of jobs include:

  • CPAs (Certified Public Accountants) in public auditing
  • Managerial/cost accountants
  • Internal revenue agents
  • Tax consultants
  • Internal auditors
  • Financial executives
  • Accounting professionals in governmental and non-profit organizations

The Master's of Science in Accounting degree is granted to those who satisfactorily complete the required course work, carrying a minimum GPA of 3.0 or more. The degree must be completed within five years of acceptance into the program. All students must contract for graduation and be enrolled for at least one credit hour of study each academic year.

Students can transfer up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit from an AACSB accredited university. The course must have been taken within the past five years, with a grade of B or better. Courses must be approved by the academic director.

MS-ACCOUNTING DEGREE-Core Classes

The following core es are required for all MS-Accounting students. Of the 28 hours listed, only 26 hours are required. Students will choose to take either ACCT 6046 or ACCT 8087.
Course Title/Desc Credit
MS-ACCOUNTING DEGREE-Core Classes

The following core es are required for all MS-Accounting students. Of the 28 hours listed, only 26 hours are required. Students will choose to take either ACCT 6046 or ACCT 8087.

BA7077 Career Management

0 - 1
BLAW8060 Business Law for Accountants

Minimum Grade: C

3
ACCT6098 Professional Ethics

Minimum Grade: C

3
ACCT8071 Accounting Theory and Research

Minimum Grade: C

3
ACCT7077 Public Accounting Careers and Professional Development

Minimum Grade: C

1
ACCT8077 Accounting Information Systems

Minimum Grade: C

3
ACCT6046 Estate and Gift Taxation Planning

Minimum Grade: C

2
ACCT8087 International Financial Reporting Standards

Minimum Grade: C

2
ACCT8021 Management Control Systems

Minimum Grade: C

3
ACCT6072 Taxation of Business Entities

Minimum Grade: C

3
ACCT8074 Advanced Auditing

Minimum Grade: C

3
ACCT8089 Financial Statement Analysis

Minimum Grade: C

2

MS-ACCOUNTING ELECTIVES

Students are required to take 4 hours of electives. Electives not listed below require approval of the academic director.
Course Title/Desc Credit
MS-ACCOUNTING ELECTIVES

Students are required to take 4 hours of electives. Electives not listed below require approval of the academic director.

ACCT8042 IRS Tax Practice and Procedure

Minimum Grade: C

2
ACCT7078 Corporate and Government Accounting Careers and Professional Development

Minimum Grade: C

1
ACCT8041 Taxation of Subchapter S Corporations

Minimum Grade: C

2
ACCT8037 Consolidated Tax Returns

Minimum Grade: C

2
ACCT8022 Forensic Accounting

Minimum Grade: C

2
ACCT6021 Fraud Examination

Minimum Grade: C

3
ACCT6076 Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations

Minimum Grade: C

3
ACCT8036 International Taxation

Minimum Grade: C

2
ACCT6075 Advanced Financial Accounting

Minimum Grade: C

3
ACCT8030 Partnership Taxation

Minimum Grade: C

2

MS-ACCT BBK COURSES

Required for all students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business.
Course Title/Desc Credit
MS-ACCT BBK COURSES

Required for all students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business.

FIN7000 Foundations in Finance

Minimum Grade: C

1
MGMT7000 Organizations

Minimum Grade: C

2
MKTG7000 Marketing Foundations

Minimum Grade: C

1
ECON7000 Foundations in Economics

Minimum Grade: C

2
BANA7011 Data Analysis

Minimum Grade: C

2

MS-ACCT DEGREE--Non-Accounting Business Degree--Pre-requisites

Students with an undergraduate degree in business, but not in the accounting field, will need to take the following pre-requisite courses in accounting.
Course Title/Desc Credit
MS-ACCT DEGREE--Non-Accounting Business Degree--Pre-requisites

Students with an undergraduate degree in business, but not in the accounting field, will need to take the following pre-requisite courses in accounting.

ACCT4083 Auditing

Minimum Grade: C

3
ACCT3073 Cost Accounting

Minimum Grade: C

3
ACCT3031 Intermediate Accounting I

Minimum Grade: C

3
ACCT3072 Introduction to Taxation

Minimum Grade: C

3
ACCT3032 Intermediate Accounting II

Minimum Grade: C

3
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Carl H. Lindner College of Business has held AACSB accreditation continuously since 1917.  AACSB International business accreditation is an achievement earned only by programs of the highest caliber.  Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.  Less than one-third of U.S. business school programs and only 15% of business school programs worldwide meet the rigorous standards of AACSB International accreditiation.