Master of Science in Accounting

"All my classes prepared me extremely well for the CPA exam."

Industries are constantly expanding and contracting in response to market forces. Accountants help businesses make the most informed decisions about expenditures or revenues so they can thrive — no matter how the marketplace may evolve.

The University of Cincinnati’s graduate Accounting program is designed to not only maximize your probability of passing the CPA exam on your first attempt, but it also provides you with the skills you’ll need to excel in the workplace once you’ve successfully done so.

The Master's in Accounting offers:

  • Return on Investment
    • Personal career coaching and mentorship to help you dive into the marketplace — our domestic students consistently earn nearly 100% job placement upon graduation. You can find them among the ranks at EY, Deloitte and PwC.
    • A global alumni network of 40,000+ strong willing to connect and mentor you.
  • Flexibility
    • Full-time or part-time — select the pace and modality that works for you.
    • Opportunity to flex your interests and sharpen your skills by picking up a certificate in accounting forensics or data analytics.
  • Real-world Application
    • Becker CPA Review course for auditing and attestation, business environment and concepts, financial accounting and reporting, and regulation.
    • Satisfies the educational requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in most states.

Master of Science in Finance

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Ananya Handa, graduate of Lindner's MS Finance program

"The work I was doing was meaningful."

Skills, connections, credentials. The Master of Science in Finance at the University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business helps students cultivate all three.

This STEM-designated program is ranked among the best and most affordable graduate finance degrees in the nation. Our strong core curriculum, coupled with degree specialization options, provides you with the flexibility to design a program that enables you to achieve your career objectives.

The Master's in Finance offers:

  • Return on Investment
    • Personal career coaching and mentorship to help you dive into the marketplace. Our graduates have accepted positions in everywhere from investment banking, corporate finance, private equity and venture capital to wealth management to real estate at firms like Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Fidelity and even the United Nations.
    • A global alumni network of 40,000+ strong willing to connect and mentor you.
  • Flexibility
    • Full-time, part-time or online — select the pace and modality that works for you. Students can complete the program in as little as two semesters of full-time study or five semesters in a part-time setting.
    • Specialize in one of five areas: investments, financial planning, corporate finance, risk management and real estate.
  • Real-world Application
    • Students are prepared to take the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA), Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP) and Financial Risk Manager (FRM) exams.
    • Opportunities to complete a capstone experience by competing in the ACG Cup competition or completing a research project with an industry partner.
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A century of AACSB accreditation.

The Lindner College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — and has been for the past 100 years.

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Empowering Business Problem Solving

For 115 years, we have fueled professional growth through our distinctive combination of academic and hands-on experiences: our problem-solving mindset, cooperative education, flexible pathways, inclusive community, and Cincinnati setting.

Our students and graduates have achieved great success in business and service, our academic programs have earned national acclaim, and our faculty and subject matter experts have sparked innovation and insights through cutting-edge research. 

Cincinnati: Where Business Booms

Cincinnati is a thriving metro area and a hub of innovation that attracts top business talent from all over the world. The city is home to the headquarters of nine Fortune 500 companies — more per capita than New York, Los Angeles, Boston or Chicago — and more than 300 international organizations that are often the ones competing to hire our students. Cincinnati was recently named the fourth best U.S. city for jobs by Glassdoor and one of the 10 best U.S. cities for recent college graduates by Livability.

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