Office of Graduate Programs

MSA Students

Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)

Thank you for considering The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation to pursue your MSA!

Spring 2019 job placement rate for recent graduates of the Master of Science in Accountancy program was 92%.


The objective of the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) degree program is to provide an opportunity for students to achieve greater breadth and depth in the study of Accountancy than is possible in the baccalaureate program. The MSA program gives student the advanced skills to be a successful accountant and business leader. Skills such as critical and analytical thinking, leadership, teamwork, effective communication, and the ability to deal with big data and data analytics are important skills for short and long-term career success in a dynamic environment. The MSA program is also designed to fulfill the requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam in the state of Ohio and other states.Nationwide, the CPA candidates who qualify to sit for the CPA exam with an MSA degree have the highest pass rates.

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AACSB Accreditation
The department of accounting is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, International (AASCB). This prestigious accreditation places our department among the top 2 percent of accounting departments worldwide!

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Federation of Schools of Accountancy
The Accounting department is a full member of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA). The FSA promotes "the development of high quality accredited programs of education for the accounting profession that lead to a graduate degree."

CPA Passing Rates
The CPA exam pass rates for our accounting MSA students exceeded the U.S. and Ohio averages for the past 10 years.

Outstanding Placement Rate
Within a year of graduation, approximately 100 percent of our master of accountancy students and 95 percent of our undergraduate accounting students find placement.  UT MSA graduates are also highly sought after in the job market and report an average salary of $50,000. Our graduates have been hired by recognizable local and national accounting firms such as CliftonLarsonAllen, Ernst & Young, Gilmore Jasion Mahler, Plante Moran, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Rehmann, and UHY well as corporate entities including The Andersons, Marathon Petroleum, Owens Corning, and Owens-Illinois.

Small Class Sizes
Our small class sizes enhance learning environment through individual attention to every student.

Dedicated Faculty
The accounting faculty are very committed to being educators and mentors to their students. The scholarly activities of the accounting faculty include publications in top-tier accounting journals. Many accounting faculty received research and teaching awards.

The MSA program offers classes both in the classroom and online that accommodate students' needs. The program can be completed in nine months of full-time study.  Students may also be enrolled on a part-time basis.

Affordable Education
We pride ourselves on offering students a high quality, affordable education. Qualified students may be eligible for financial aid and graduate assistantships.

State of the Art Accounting Lab
The Alan Barry Accounting Lab is the only accounting lab in the nation, to our knowledge, that has a lab licenses for CPA or CMA review material that is free for students. The lab also has software to help students improve their accounting and writing skills.

The University of Toledo (UT) programs leading to licensure and/or advanced practice certification/endorsement, whether delivered online or face-to-face, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
To read more about the hours and availability of the Accounting Lab please visit this page.
Last Updated: 9/23/20