Catalog Version

Summer/Autumn 2013
Catalog update:
May 15, 2013

Access archived catalogs in the Catalog Archive section.​​​​​

Students are required to follow the Academic Handbook and Code of Student Responsibility​​

The Master of Science in Accountancy offers students without an undergraduate Accounting degree the chance to obtain the competencies, skills, and abilities necessary for an accounting career. It is offered through the School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems, whose alumni form one of the largest accounting networks in Chicago. The school’s full-time faculty includes nationally and internationally known authors, scholars and researchers; it considers teaching and scholarship to be equally important to its mission.

Individuals with an M.B.A. degree or students currently enrolled in the M.B.A. program may have up to seven of their M.B.A. courses count toward the requirements of the M.S. in Accountancy degree.   The exact number of courses that can be double-counted, or waived as a result of previous course work, depends upon the specific content of the coursework and how recently it was completed.   

The Master of Science in Accountancy will prepare you for a career in accounting by giving you 

  • A formal integrated sequence of courses which emphasize topics that are relevant to the work of a professional accountant, including the competencies required for successful preparation for the CPA Examination, and 
  • A core of business classes that allow you to understand other business disciplines and their relationship to accounting issues.