OU Adds Two Master Degree Programs to the Academic Offerings

Posted by Janae Melvin on June 28, 2017 in Beginning in fall 2017, graduate students at Ottawa University will have the opportunity to major in two new degree programs: Master of Arts in Leadership and Master of Accountancy. The programs were added to OU’s academic catalog to meet the increasing demand for individuals in the workplace with the specific skill sets addressed within each program.
The Master of Arts in Leadership is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions required of all leaders to be successful in a rapidly changing business environment. The program is designed to attract students from a wide range of disciplines, including business, education and arts and sciences. Students will be required to choose a concentration in one of three areas: School Business Operations, Health Care/Population Health Management or Strategic Innovation.

The Master of Arts in Leadership is a 33 credit hour degree program, which is ideal for working professionals, especially those in the non-profit sector.

The Master of Accountancy program is a specialized degree designed to help prepare students for careers as professional accountants in public practice, industry, government, and not-for-profit organizations. The program will enhance students’ accounting knowledge, develop strong analytical, written and oral communication skills, augment interpersonal skills, and provide more career opportunities while helping meet the 150-hour educational requirement for the CPA examination in most states.

“The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program at OU provides an opportunity for students to gain relevant knowledge and skills in accounting from the technical to the complexities surrounding regulations, tax, technology, and auditing.  Additionally, the program incorporates critical-thinking practice and practical research not only to help students meet the requirements to sit for the CPA exam in most states, but also to facilitate a way for students to earn a specialized degree in accounting. With the MAcc, OU wants to take full advantage of the career opportunities and vocational fulfillment this program may bring students to help them achieve lifetimes of personal significance,” said Dr. Stephen Weiss, assistant professor of business.