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Accountancy (MACC)

The Master of Accountancy (MACC), to be renamed the Master in Audit and Advisory Services (MSAA) in spring 2017 prepares students to succeed as accountants by gaining advanced training in audit and the functions accounting firms provide clients under the advisory umbrella. Training includes hands-on experience using internal audit programs, data analytics and forensic accounting techniques. Students graduate with a set of varied competencies that are highly valued by the accounting profession. The program is intended for students with a prior degree in accounting.

The program’s faculty include nationally and internationally known scholars and professors, and its alumni form one of the largest accounting networks in Chicago.


Comprehensive curriculum. The program’s integrated curriculum focuses on areas that are in high demand throughout all sectors of the accounting profession—big data coursework, internal audit, fraud and forensic accounting, and information systems.

Case-based coursework. Students gain advanced, practical skills for workplace application by learning in a case-based setting and working with audit systems used by accounting professionals.

Professional input. The program’s core competencies are based on insights from top-ranking members of the auditing and accounting profession. Students are prepared with skills that are highly regarded by firms and corporations.

Recognized as a top school. DePaul’s accounting program is recognized by the Institute of Internal Auditors Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) Program as a comprehensive-level school for internal audit education—making us one of only 15 schools in the United States recognized with this distinction.

Career Outlook

Ninety-one percent of 2014 Kellstadt Graduate School of Business graduates were employed after graduation. MACC graduates have gone on to work for, or earn promotions in, large, medium and small accounting firms; corporate accounting; consulting firms, non-profit organizations and government offices.​​​​​​​​​

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