The Master of Science in Accountancy is intended for students who do not have an undergraduate accounting degree. Through the program's challenging integrated sequence of courses, students become proficient in topics that are relevant to the work of a professional accountant. Students meet the educational requirements to sit for, and to successfully pass, the CPA examination. Students also gain a solid understanding of other business disciplines and their relationship to accounting issues.
The program's full-time faculty includes nationally and internationally known authors, scholars and researchers; and its alumni form one of the largest accounting network in Chicago.
Students who have earned or are currently pursuing an MBA may have up to six of their MBA accounting courses count toward the requirements of the MS in Accountancy degree depending upon the specific content of the course work and how recently it was completed. The MS in Accountancy also is offered as an online program.