Northeastern Illinois University

College of Business and Management

Master of Science in Accounting

Address:

5500 N. St. Louis Avenue

Graduate Admissions, Room D-101D

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

Phone:

1-773-442-6001

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Accounting

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MSA program offers you a broad base of knowledge about accounting and business theory and practice, tailored for students who wish to meet Illinois' 150 credit-hour requirement for the CPA. The MSA curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students with or without undergraduate preparation in business or accounting. The MSA core courses provide students with a balanced, rigorous, and in-depth exposure to the building blocks for a well-educated accountant with an advanced degree in financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, income taxation, and research methodology. Credit hours required: 30-67 A two-phase structure enables students from business and non-business backgrounds to progress conveniently toward degree completion with a minimum of redundant courses. Phase I If a student’s undergraduate degree is in business but not in accounting, the student is required to take the following five accounting courses. ACTG-301 Cost Accounting............................................3 cr. ACTG-307 Auditing Theory and Problems.....................3 cr. ACTG-310 Federal Income Tax (Individual)....................3 cr. ACTG-321 Intermediate Financial Accounting I.............3 cr. ACTG-322 Intermediate Financial Accounting II............3 cr. Total………………………………………………………………………….15 cr. Business Courses If a student’s undergraduate degree is not in business, the student is required to fulfill the above Accounting requirements plus the following 22 hrs. of Business Courses MATH-167 Business Calculus........................................4 cr. ACTG-400 Fundamentals of Accounting.......................4 cr. (or ACTG 201 and ACTG 202.....6 cr.) BLAW-400 Legal Environment of Business....................2 cr. (or BLAW 285………………………3 cr.) FINA-400 Fundamentals of Financial Management.....2 cr. (or FINA 360………………………..3 cr.) ECON-401 Fundamentals of Business Economics........4 cr. MKTG-400 Fundamentals of Marketing.........................2 cr. (or MKTG 350..................3 cr.) MNGT-400 Managing Organizations..............................2 cr. (or MNGT 370...................3 cr.) MNGT-401 Business Statistics.......................................2 cr. (or MNGT 368....................3 cr.) Total………………………………………………………………………….22 cr. Phase II Phase II consists of 30 semester hours beyond the above requirements. ACTG-407 Auditing Theory and Practice.......................3 cr. ACTG-412 Accounting for Planning and Control...........3 cr. ACTG-421 Current Topics in Financial Accounting........3 cr. ACTG-430 Research Methodology in Accounting.........3 cr. ACTG-440 Tax Research and Procedure.......................3 cr. Accounting Electives ................................................... 6 cr. Non-Accounting Electives............................................ 9 cr. Total………………………………………………………………………….30 cr. The full, definitive description of all the electives and degree requirements can be found in the University Catalog.

Accreditation:

The University has regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, the university also is accredited through several disciplinary bodies.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 33-51

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In-state $364.60 Out-of-state $671.60 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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