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Master of Accountancy with Accounting/Audit or Tax Program Cleveland State University



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The primary aim of the program is to develop competent accountants, knowledgeable in the areas of professional practice accounting/audit and tax. The program accommodates students on a full-time or part-time basis.

This program appeals to four general classifications of students:

Undergraduate accounting majors who wish to broaden their knowledge of accounting and expand their expertise in accounting/audit or taxation.
Undergraduate computer and information science majors who wish to expand their expertise to the area of accountancy.
Undergraduate business administration majors in areas other than accounting and computer and information science who wish to specialize in accountancy.
Students with undergraduate preparation in any area and a strong interest in the practice of accountancy.


The Master of Accountancy is designed to prepare students for careers in business, internal audit, government, consulting, and public accounting. The primary goals and objectives of the program are to develop competent accounting professionals who are knowledgeable in the various areas of professional practice and who possess:

the ability to provide, interpret, and communicate financial and operating information essential to understanding the activities of an enterprise;
the preparation to assume increasing levels of responsibility and leadership in the organizations they join; and
the qualifications to enter advanced programs in business and/or accounting.


The Master of Accountancy allows the student to pursue one of two programs of study:

The Accounting/Audit program is designed to develop competent accountants, who are knowledgeable in financial processes and procedures and are able to provide and interpret sophisticated financial information for the business community.
The Tax program prepares individuals for entry into, as well as advancement in, professional tax practice.

The Master of Accountancy provides students with the opportunity to develop basic technical and statistical skills, to obtain knowledge of the business disciplines, and to pursue advanced course work in accounting or taxation. Graduates of the program are prepared to enter the accounting profession and to pursue satisfying and stimulating lifelong careers. Many graduates join public accounting firms, while others seek a variety of positions in the private and public sectors. Graduates of the program are well placed and have performed well in their job assignments, according to employers. A large percentage of students become CPAs, and recently there has been an increased interest in the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), the Certified Fraud Examiner, the Certified Internal Audit (CIA), the Certificate in Financial Management, and the Certified Information Systems Audit (CISA) examinations.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Accountancy with Accounting/Audit or Tax Program.

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$20,766.00 (15,56,152) per year




Monte Ahuja College of Business

Monte Ahuja Hall, Room 420,

1860 E. 18th Street,



44115, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants to the Master of Accountancy program must meet the admission requirements for the Graduate College, as well as the following additional requirements:

A cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or better.
For applicants with a 3.0 or better undergraduate GPA from a domestic college or university which is at least regionally accredited, the GMAT/GRE is not required.
Test scores from either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) are required if any one of the following applies:

The applicant's undergraduate degree is from a college or university outside of the United States.
The applicant's undergraduate degree is from a college or university without at least a regional level accreditation.
The applicant's undergraduate cumulative grade-point average is below 3.0.

If the TOEFL is taken, the minimum requirements are at least 550 for the paper-based test, or 213 for the computer-based test, or 78 for the Internet-based test. (If the Internet-based test is taken, minimum distribution requirements are: Reading - 20, Listening - 21, Speaking - 20, and Writing - 17).

IELTS score of 6.0 and at least 5.0 in each section

PTE (Pearsons Test of English) score of 50

Application Deadlines: Fall Semester - July 21; Spring Semester - December 10

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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