Master of Science in Accountancy

A Top Accountancy Masters Program with STEM Designation 

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has consistently ranked among the top accountancy schools in the United States. The Public Accounting Report and Accounting Degree Review have rated the Illinois graduate accounting program as one of the top accountancy masters programs in the United States.  See Why Illinois for additional details of our rankings and other compelling reasons why an individual should choose Illinois.

The MS in Accountancy (MSA) program offers a one-year graduate accounting degree that is STEM designated. Our students include domestic and international students with limited accounting education as well as international students with an undergraduate degree in accounting. The MSA core curriculum applies to all of our students. However, for those students who have previously taken accounting courses that are significantly equivalent to those in our core curriculum, we will work with our students to find a suitable course replacement to recognize the sufficiency of their prior accounting education. Our MSA program prepares students for success in various accounting careers and provides the academic prerequisites for candidates who wish to take the United States Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

More Than Just An Accountancy Degree

Although successful completion of our students’ academic requirements will always take top priority, our MS in Accountancy program also strives for a balanced approach to our students’ experience as captured in our visionmission and motto. We aim to help every student become a more complete accounting professional by delivering an intentional multi-faceted student experience that focuses on technical and non-technical business skill development.  We will deliver on our commitment to provide each student with more than just an accountancy degree by following our core values. It is our intense focus on, and successful track record in, delivering significant value to our students beyond the classroom that makes our MSA program distinctive.

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