Business Administration (Accounting)

University of Cincinnati

12 months
20244 USD/year
20244 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) program at the University of Cincinnati 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.

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The Business Administration (Accounting) Program offered by the University of Cincinnati is designed for the following types of students:

  • Students with a baccalaureate degree in accounting (30-semester graduate credits) 
  • tudents with non-accounting business degrees (54-semester graduate credits) 
  • Students with non-business degrees (55-semester graduate credits).
  • Students with non-business degrees (55-semester graduate credits)
The MSBA in Accounting Program is offered in two formats:
  • Full-Time Program where students can take 12 to 18 semester credits of coursework per term
  • 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Taxation of Business Entities  
  • Management Control Systems
  • Accounting Theory and Research 
  • Advanced Auditing 
  • Financial Statement Analysis 
  • Business Law for Accountants 
  • Career Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • Current résumé
  • A goal statement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20244 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10122 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    20244 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10122 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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