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 and 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. You will gain knowledge and skills 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
Faculty expertise and experience. DePaul’s accounting
faculty members bring a wealth of expertise into the classroom as nationally and
internationally known scholars with extensive experience in accounting graduate
education and accounting practice.
World-class Business Connections. DePaul’s location in the
heart of Chicago’s financial and business district gives students access to
employers at top companies, including international accounting and consulting
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 allow students complete access to the program’s
comprehensive accounting curriculum.
Graduates have 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.