MASTER OF ACCOUNTING SCIENCE

A ONE YEAR, STEM-DESIGNATED DEGREE.

#1 Accountancy faculty, BYU Faculty Research Rankings

80% first-time CPA pass rate for MAS Graduates

#2 Master's Accountancy program in the country, Public Accounting Report

$62,330 average salary for an Accountancy graduate

FORMING YOUR FOUNDATION

A lot can change in one year. The Master of Accounting Science (MAS) program at Gies College of Business intends to show you just how much can change.

This one-year program is for students with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Illinois or any other accredited institution in the United States. You enter the program knowing that our distinguished faculty teach in an approachable setting that averages a 24:1 student-faculty ratio. You leave as graduates that handle the CPA exam with confidence. And you join an alumni base that placed more partners in the Big-Four CPA firms than any other academic institution.

Form your foundation with the Gies Business MAS program in one year. Build off of it for the rest of your life.

 

YOUR PATH FORWARD

Already have or currently pursuing your bachelor’s in Accounting from any accredited institution in the U.S.?

Currently an undergraduate student from the University of Illinois pursuing your bachelor’s in Accounting?

GET TO KNOW MAS

CURRICULUM

“MAS alumni are proof that this curriculum delivers upon our promise to lead the world in accountancy education. Graduates now steer Fortune 500 companies and others are entrepreneurs solving some of society’s biggest problems. From this foundational experience the business leaders of tomorrow are growing into their own.”

- W. Brooke Elliott, Accountancy Department Head and Ernst & Young Distinguished Professor in Accounting

CONCENTRATIONS

When Wellington Riera, MAS '18, chose from one of six concentrations, he did so knowing he would begin his career as an auditor at PwC. The Finance concentration supplemented his accounting knowledge to better serve the banks and private equity firms that will be his clients.

Now it's your chance to choose a concentration that best fits your needs, just like Riera did.

CAREER SERVICES

No. 1 in student satisfaction, according to Businessweek student rankings, Business Career Services helps you nail that interview, find the right internship, and turn your dream career into a reality. BCS resources come from a team of specialized professionals whose goal it is to help in your professional development.

Their efforts helped form a job placement rate of 96.6% for 2017 MAS graduates.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Nearly 50% of students who applied received an assistantship or scholarship

TUITION & FEES

    $24,080 for in-state residents.
    $37,400 for out-of-state residents.

CONTACT MAS

Need more information?
Call: 217-333-5030
Email: pwaccycenter@illinois.edu