Offered in: CHICAGO | SCHAUMBURG
The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree is designed to meet the needs of the following groups:
- Students who wish to complete their professional accounting education.
- Students who wish to pursue a terminal program that will enable them to enter the fields of public accounting, managerial accounting, governmental or nonprofit accounting.
- Students with majors in the liberal arts, sciences, engineering, and other fields who want to complete a professional accounting program.
- Accountants and teachers of accounting who wish to advance their careers through further study.
To earn an MSA, students must successfully complete at least 31 semester hours: a one-semester-hour business orientation course, seven core courses, and three accounting electives. Students entering with a non-business baccalaureate degree will have their prior coursework evaluated. Based upon the evaluation, students without prior coursework in managerial accounting and/or accounting information systems may be required to take additional accounting course(s) in addition to the 11-course MSA program.
- BADM 401 Graduate Business Orientation 1
- ACCT 406 Issues in Asset Valuation 3
- ACCT 407 Issues in Income Determination 3
- ACCT 433 Professional Practice of Auditing 3
- ACCT 442 Advanced Cost and Managerial Accounting 3
- ACCT 450 Accounting Information Systems 3
- ACCT 456 Federal Taxation 3
- ACCT 491 Accounting Research & Analysis 3
- Three graduate-level ACCT courses 9
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