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Northeastern Illinois University offers a two-phase Master of Science in Accounting Program.

  • The first phase consists of a set of foundation courses, some or all of which may be waived depending on your prior academic preparation. If your bachelor's degree is not in accounting, you will also need to show proficiency in six undergraduate prerequisite courses: Cost AccountingAuditing Theory and ProblemsFederal Income Tax (Individual)Intermediate Financial Accounting IIntermediate Financial Accounting II and Business Calculus. You may demonstrate proficiency either through competent course work or by passing a proficiency examination. Please note that these six courses are program prerequisites. They are not part of the MS in Accounting program and cannot be applied to the degree requirements.
  • The second phase is made up of 30 hours of advanced core courses and is required of all students in the program.  Among these advanced courses are six hours of accounting elective classes and nine hours of non-accounting elective classes.

Academic Catalog Information 

Take a closer look at the Master in Accounting and the courses offered toward the degree.

Accounting, M.S.

Department and Contact Information 

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Jian Li, program coordinator, at (773) 442-6129 or 

Accounting, Business Law and Finance

About Northeastern 

Northeastern Illinois University is home to more than 10,000 students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.

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