Best School for a Degree in Accounting and Finance - Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati, OH, has six schools with programs in accounting and finance. Find the best program for you by reading about one of these school's rankings, program offerings and tuition info.

School and Ranking Information

Accounting and finance studies in Cincinnati are offered mainly by 4-year colleges and universities. Based on ranking, student population and number of degrees awarded in the fields of study, the following university is considered a top school in Cincinnati for accounting and finance programs:

  • Winner: The University of Cincinnati is the largest postsecondary institution and the only public university in the city providing degree programs in accounting and finance. The school confers the highest number of undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting and finance in Cincinnati. Students can earn a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in these subject areas.

School Info Chart

Category University of Cincinnati
Ranking #129 (tie) among Best National Universities (2015)*
Location Cincinnati, Ohio
School Type 4-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $10,784 (in state); $25,816 (out-of-state)**
Accounting and Finance Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's and doctoral
Accounting and Finance Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013 333**
Most Popular Accounting and Finance Degree in 2012-2013 Bachelor's (238 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 58%**
Noteworthy Undergraduate business programs tied for #113 among national universities (2015)*; graduate business school ranked #60 among national universities (2015)*

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator

University of Cincinnati

  • Co-op education opportunities available
  • Graduates of the master's degree program in accounting are eligible to sit for the state CPA exam
  • Accounting and finance faculty are widely published in, among others, Journal of Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting and The International Journal of Accounting

The University of Cincinnati is a public research university enrolling more than 34,000 students in nearly 375 programs of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The university's College of Business provides bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs in accounting and finance.

The Bachelor of Business Administration program provides students with a broad understanding of business functions while also giving them a liberal arts background and allowing them to specialize in a particular business concentration. The accounting concentration conveys the importance of accurately reporting financial information for business success. Students learn about the function and construction of the main types of financial statements, which include the statement of stockholders equity, the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement. The program of study touches on the principles of auditing and other taxation practices.

The Master of Science in Accounting program is engineered for those students who either already possess a bachelor's degree in accounting or hold a non-accounting or non-business degree. The master's-level coursework consists of courses such as accounting ethics, corporate law and international accounting principles. The Doctor of Philosophy in Business program offers a variety of concentrations, including those specifically geared toward accounting and toward finance. The finance concentration delves into topics such as financial strategies and research, real estate investment and corporate finance, while the accounting concentration requires substantial coursework in mathematics, statistics and microeconomics.

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