Accounting MSA

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.

Requirements

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

Core Courses

  • 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

Electives

  • Three graduate-level ACCT courses 9
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Last updated December 4, 2018
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