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Master's of Accounting

Are you ready to advance in your accounting career? Our comprehensive Master’s of Accountancy program can help you develop both your accounting and business skills. In addition to learning advanced accounting principles, you can also become a better communicator and leader – attributes that today’s employers are looking for in upper-level employees.

You can learn to:

  • Critically analyze and solve business problems through an interdisciplinary approach
  • Develop and apply your GAAP, GAAS and tax accounting to complex business transactions through case studies and creative, in-class exercises
  • Effectively use and design financial tools, templates and models to calculate and evaluate financial data
  • Find and extract relevant information from resource materials to analyze and evaluate accounting guidance which you can apply to different business situations
  • Demonstrate your written and oral communication skills
  • Adhere to ethical standards and legal liabilities in a variety of business situations
  • Conduct applied research and apply the analysis to contemporary accounting, tax and audit issues

Admission requirements

  • Submission of a writing sample to indicate a basic level of written communication skills
  • Submission of two letters of recommendation (non-Hiram graduates)
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA overall
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA in the following undergraduate accounting courses*:
    • Auditing
    • Federal Taxation
    • Cost Accounting
    • Accounting Information Systems
    • Corporate Finance
    • Financial Reporting
      • Intermediate Accounting I and II
      • Advanced Accounting

*Students may be admitted into the Graduate program without these courses, but are required to fulfill the requirements before completion of the Graduate program.

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The Center for Literature and Medicine began a Disease by Performance course for the 2011-2012 academic year, where students wrote a play about autism, and performed it across the state to raise awareness.
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The Garfield Institute for Public Leadership launched a study to gauge the mood of young voters leading up to the 2012 presidential election. Scholar-in-residence Jason Johnson has provided commentary on the study on national media.
The Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature hosts a Visiting Authors Series each year. In 2012, Thrity Umrigar, author of "The Space Between Us" gave a convocation and book signing on campus.
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