What will I learn?

Advance your accounting career through a program that holds a distinction just 130 schools in the nation have. Because we have full membership in the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, that’s us. You can choose a concentration in taxation or in auditing and accounting information systems.

Purpose

The objective of the Master of Accountancy degree program is to provide an opportunity for students to achieve greater breadth and depth in the study of Accountancy than is possible in the baccalaureate program. As preparation for entry into a dynamic profession, the curriculum fosters clear, logical, and analytical thought processes, effective oral and written communications, and life-long learning skills. Graduates pursue careers as professional accountants in public practice, industry, financial institutions, government, and other not-for-profit organizations.

Concentrations

Auditing & Accounting Information Systems: The Auditing & Accounting Information Systems program is designed for those interested in pursuing careers in auditing in industry and in public accounting. The primary objective of the program is to develop conceptual and technical abilities, research competence, and communication and human relations skills.

The program of study is designed to provide in-depth exposure to the basic areas of auditing and accounting information systems and to develop competencies in the practical application of these areas of expertise. Students in the program must complete 30 hours of graduate-level course work.

Which department am I in?

College of Business and Analytics

Study options

Full Time (30 hours)

Tuition fees
US$30,000.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 December 2021, 10 January 2022

Venue

College of Business and Analytics

Southern Illinois University,

Rehn Hall, 1025 Lincoln Drive,

CARBONDALE,

Illinois,

62901, United States

Online/Distance (30 hours)

Tuition fees
USD $469.50 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 December 2021, 10 January 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of bachelor’s coursework; 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average).

For international students

You must meet minimum general Graduate School requirements to be eligible to be considered for admission by the School of Accountancy. To be eligible to be considered for admission to a Master’s program, the following minimum GPA is required:

2.7 (on a 4.0 grading scale) on approximately the last two years of your Bachelor's degree

Foreign-born applicants who have not completed a four-year bachelor's degree program in the United States of America (minimum 60 graded hours) are required by the Graduate School to obtain an acceptable score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination (550 paper-based score; 213 computer-based score; 80 Internet-based score); or a score of 6.5 on the IELTS

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Priding itself on its inclusivity, international students can enjoy a diverse campus community where 29% of the total enrolled are minority students.

  • Globally and Nationally ranked public research University
  • Over 200 majors, minors and specifications
  • Reduced tuition rates for eligible international students
  • Student population representing over 100 countries

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