Online Master of Science in Accountancy

Thinking Beyond the Numbers to Solve Problems

Online Master of Science in Accountancy
Settled in the heart of Chicago’s financial district, the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and Driehaus College of Business at DePaul University bring the expertise, academic rigor, and legacy of a top-tier business education to its online Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program.

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Taught by Award-Winning Faculty
Our instructors are expert practitioners with industry recognition, including awards from the Big Four accounting firms.
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Everything You Need for the CPA Exam
The majority of our MSA graduates pass the CPA exam as first-time test takers.
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AACSB Accredited
Our online MSA aligns with the rigorous standards set by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International.
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History of Business Excellence
The Driehaus College of Business was among the first business schools in the United States. We have continued this legacy of business excellence with our online MSA, which the TFE Times ranked as a top-tier program.
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Program Summary

DePaul University designed the online MSA program with input from the leaders in the industry. As a result, our program provides the knowledge and hands-on skills graduates need to become adept accounting professionals who are highly skilled at applying those practices to business decision making.

The program also covers everything graduates will need to know to prepare for the CPA exam. It attracts students from a broad range of professional backgrounds—from experienced accounting professionals to those who want to enter the field.

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“All professional accountants will be expected to look beyond the numbers. They will need to collaborate and partner with people in other parts of the business and outside the business; interpret and explain the numbers; provide insight and information; help organizations to achieve short-term goals and longer-term objectives; think and behave more strategically and become more involved in decision making than before.” -Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, “Professional Accountants – The Future”

The program includes 12 courses in accountancy. Like a Master of Accounting (MAcc) program, the MSA covers foundational principles and accounting theory. However, the MSA also explores advanced accounting theory and methods that will enable both experienced and new accounting professionals to elevate their careers.

Accountancy Online Master of Science at DePaul University

The classes are taught by award-winning accounting practitioners who have been recognized by industry leaders including the big four firms and more, including KPMG, Deloitte, PwC and others. In addition to exploring the principles, costs, and ethics of accounting, DePaul’s MSA program provides hands-on experience with a full breadth of auditing, reporting and other accountancy procedures.

The accounting theory and principles courses provide students with the knowledge to identify when and why specific accounting practices apply to business scenarios. The practical coursework teaches students how to apply these practices.

Equipped with both practice and theory, DePaul MSA graduates will leave the program prepared to handle the full range of accountancy challenges and issues that their employers or clients face, both today and in the future.

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