Top University in Cleveland with a Master's in Accounting

Students looking to pursue a master's in accounting in the Cleveland area have a few school options. Read about the top local school's program offerings, tuition and accreditation info to help you decide on the right school for you.

School and Ranking Information

Of the few schools within a 10-mile radius of Cleveland offering a master's in accounting, only one is not private. Based on school type, program offerings and student services, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for studying graduate accounting:

  • Winner: Cleveland State University is the only school in the area with a master's in the field that is public. The school has both graduate and undergraduate programs in accounting.

School Info Chart

Category Cleveland State University
Location Cleveland, OH
School Type 4-year, public
Average Graduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $9,427 (in-state), $17,679 (out-of-state)*
Accounting Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's
Accounting Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013 167*
Most Popular Accounting Degree Level in 2013 Master's (91 awarded)*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 32%*
Noteworthy CSU's master's in accounting is one of the select programs in the world to be accredited by AACSB International in accounting**

Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University

  • The College of Business features study abroad programs in multiple countries
  • CSU is accredited by AACSB International in both accounting and business administration
  • CSU offers The Accounting Association for students to join to network and enhance their knowledge in the field

Cleveland State University (CSU) has an 85-acre campus in downtown Cleveland, boasting more than 40 buildings. The university has an enrollment of roughly 17,700 students as of fall 2014, with about 30% being either graduate or law students. It offers about 200 majors at the graduate and undergraduate levels. CSU has a total of 8 colleges, including the Monte Ahuja College of Business.

The Monte Ahuja College of Business offers a Master of Accountancy (MAcc). The MAcc program involves 3 levels of classes for completion. The first two levels cover basic skills and accounting knowledge, and may be waived depending on GRE or GMAT results and completed undergraduate coursework. Level 3 is considered the course group for professional preparation, and students may choose a track in either financial accounting or taxation. The financial accounting option is 30 credits and includes courses such as policy and international accounting, and 3 electives. The MAcc tax program requires 34 credits, including a total of 7 electives, in addition to classes covering research in the field and federal income tax.

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