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Accountancy (MSA)

The nationally ranked Master of Science (MS) in accountancy is intended for students who do not have an undergraduate accountancy degree. Through the program’s challenging integrated sequence of courses, students become proficient in topics that are relevant to the work of a professional accountant. Students also gain a solid understanding of other business disciplines and their relationship to accounting issues. 


Faculty expertise and experience Bringing both theory and practice into the classroom, DePaul’s  accountancy faculty includes distinguished scholars and professionals who have served as internal auditors, team managers, chief financial officers, controllers and partners in accounting firms.

Location. 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 firms.

Strong alumni network. The alumni of DePaul's undergraduate and graduate accountancy programs  form one of the largest accounting and tax networks in the Chicago area, providing unparalleled access to opportunities and networking.

Online learning option. The program can be completed partially or entirely online, a benefit for students who seek a flexible schedule or do not live in the area. The online option provides full access to the MS in Accountancy’s comprehensive curriculum through video lectures and course materials presented in a convenient, supportive and engaging online format.   

Career Outlook

Graduates achieve some of the highest internship and job placement opportunities during, and immediately following, degree completion.  Graduates have gone on to work at major accounting firms such as KPMG, Deloitte, PwC, EY, Grant Thornton and RSM, as well as in industry, corporate accounting, non-profit accounting and government positions.​​

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