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Audit and Advisory Services (MSAA)
Audit & Advisory Services (MSAA)

Take your audit & accounting career to the next level

Earn your graduate accounting degree and complete the additional credits to qualify for the CPA exam with the master’s in Audit and Advisory Services. You’ll gain practical, advanced auditing skills to excel in a career in a public accounting firm or corporate internal audit department.

Become a financial data expert. Know what questions to ask and how to interpret the findings. Acquire sought-after skills in

  • Fraud and forensic accounting
  • Visualization techniques
  • Audit and internal audit tools
  • Data analytics
  • Information systems
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Dynamic connections to Chicago's accounting community

Not only does our location place you in the heart of the city’s business and financial district, but our alumni form one of the largest accounting networks in Chicago. Top firms such as EY, Plante Moran, GT, Crowe Horwath and many others that surround our Loop Campus regularly hire our students.

Application Deadlines

Enrollment Quarter Domestic Student Deadline International Student Deadline
Fall August 1 July 1
Winter November 1 October 1
Spring March 1 February 1
Summer May 1 April 1

Admission Requirements

Submit an online application, essay, résumé and official transcripts.

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Required Courses

You’ll take nine required courses and three business electives of your choice.

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of reporting 2016 Accountancy graduates were employed full-time, part-time or volunteer full-time within six months of graduation

Faculty at the top of their game

Learn from faculty with years of industry experience, like Assistant Professor Tawei (David) Wang. He is an expert in the areas of IT management and audit, and security and risk management, in addition to data analytics and mining. His research includes topics such as how companies respond to their competitor's product recalls on social media and how that affects revenue.

Alumni Network

In addition to the wider group of Kellstadt alumni, the School of Accountancy & MIS alumni network reaches to the top ranks of corporations, public accounting firms, education and government. The alumni society, Ledger & Quill, is one of the largest accounting alumni groups in the nation.


Graduate school is an investment in your future. Kellstadt awarded more than $3 million to incoming students last year. Additionally, the giving society of the School of Accountancy & MIS gives approximately $25k annually to students pursuing their master’s in Accountancy, Taxation, or Audit and Advisory Services. Learn more about scholarship opportunities available to you.

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Contact Information

For more information about applying, contact the Kellstadt office at (312) 362-8810 or

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