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Concentration Requirements

The Accountancy MBA concentration provides you with coursework that is critical to decision-making in the accounting profession. The program includes theory and concepts, technical knowledge, practical skills and familiarization with the tools and methodologies used by an accountant or a manager making accounting decisions. You will develop skills in critical thinking, problem-solving and financial management. You will gain business acumen to understand financial transactions within a company. The curriculum covers all of the accounting course areas to prepare you to sit for the CPA exam.

Highlights

You will graduate with a set of varied competencies, all of which are highly sought after in the accounting field. The structure of the concentration will provide you with:

  • A comprehensive curriculum covering all important sectors of the field identified by top-ranking members of the auditing and accounting profession, including big data analysis, internal audit, fraud and forensic accounting and information systems.
  • Opportunities to work with audit systems used by accounting professionals.
  • Experience learning from nationally and internationally recognized faculty.
  • Access to a large and active alumni group called Ledger & Quill, which supports students with scholarship opportunities, mentorship and annual networking events.
  • Several accounting-related student organizations, allowing for interaction with peers, alumni and working professionals.

Concentration Requirements

This concentration requires completion of any three graduate-level accounting courses. Students select an individualized set of courses using the content areas below as a guide. Students may focus on one area of courses or combine courses from multiple areas depending on what matches their career aspirations. 

Accounting for Managers

Course Title Quarter Hours
ACC 542
COST AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING
ACC 535
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
ACC 636
INTERNAL AUDITING, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND INTERNAL CONTROL

Tax

Course Title Quarter Hours
ACC 548
TAX TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS AND PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS
ACC 551
TAX TREATMENT OF CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
ACC 558
TAX RESEARCH

Accounting Data Analytics

Course Title Quarter Hours
ACC 535
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS
ACC 639
AUDIT ANALYTICS
ACC 646
FORENSIC FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS AND VALUATION

 Forensic Accounting

Course Title Quarter Hours
ACC 635
PRINCIPLES OF FORENSIC ACCOUNTING
ACC 645
FORENSIC AND INVESTIGATIVE ACCOUNTING
ACC 646
FORENSIC FINANCIAL STATEMENT ANALYSIS AND VALUATION

CPA

In addition to ACC 500, a minimum of 7 graduate courses from below are required to meet the Illinois CPA educational requirements. Students are strongly advised to complete all courses below to become fully prepared to pass the exam.

Course Title Quarter Hours
ACC 541
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING THEORY & PRACTICE I 1
ACC 543
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING THEORY & PRACTICE II 1
ACC 545
ADVANCED TOPICS IN ACCOUNTING THEORY
ACC 547
AUDITING I 1
ACC 548
TAX TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS AND PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS 1
ACC 550
AUDITING II
ACC 551
TAX TREATMENT OF CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
ACC 552
BUSINESS LAW FOR ACCOUNTANTS
ACC 640
ACCOUNTING THEORY AND POLICY FORMULATION

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