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Autumn 2017-2018

Catalog update: 

May 15, 2017

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Program Description 

The nationally ranked Master of Science (MS) in Accountancy is designed to prepare you for a successful career in accounting. Through the program’s challenging integrated sequence of courses, students become proficient in topics that are tested on the CPA exam and which are relevant to the work of a professional accountant. This program is designed for students who do not have an undergraduate accounting degree. Students will take courses in:

  • Financial accounting theory and practice
  • Taxation of individuals and corporations
  • Business law
  • Audit and regulation
  • Accounting information systems
  • Government and non-profit accounting
  • Managerial accounting
  • ​Accounting policy formulation

Program Features

Faculty expertise and experience. DePaul’s accounting faculty members are internationally known scholars with extensive experience in accounting graduate education and accounting practice, bringing a wealth of experiences into the classroom.

Location. DePaul’s location in the heart of Chicago’s financial and business community gives students access to employers at top companies, including international accounting and consulting firms.

Strong alumni network. The alumni of DePaul’s accounting programs form one of the largest accounting and tax networks in Chicagoland—giving students unparalleled access to career opportunities and networking.

Online learning. Although all classes are offered in a face to face format, the program also can be completed partially or entirely online. The online classes allows students complete access to the program’s comprehensive accounting curriculum.

Career Outlook

Graduates continue to achieve some of the strong internship and job placement opportunities during, and immediately following, degree completion. More than 91 percent of students are in an accounting, tax or audit-related career track at the time of graduation. Graduates have gone on to work at major accounting firms such as KPMG, Deloitte, PwC, EY, Grant Thornton and RSM; as well as industry, corporate accounting, non-profit accounting and government positions.

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Accounting Course Requirements​
Business Course Requirements (varies with prior coursework)
48 hours
0-10 hours
  Total hours required (maximum)   48- 58 hours