Online Master of Science in Accountancy

Thinking Beyond the Numbers to Solve Problems

Online Master of Science in Accountancy
Nestled in the heart of Chicago’s financial district teaching online accounting courses for more than eight years, DePaul University brings the best of both worlds to its online Master of Science in Accounting: a top-tier accounting education combined with a proven history of offering exceptional online programs.

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Taught by Award-Winning Faculty
Our accounting faculty, trained to provide a top-tier online education experience, are award-winning professors and CPAs with recognition from the Big Four accounting firms and academic communities.
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Everything You Need for the CPA Exam
MSA students gain the hands-on skills and knowledge they need to prepare for the CPA exam, and most of our graduates pass the first section of the exam as first-time test takers.
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Reach Your Career Goals
From working in the C-suite to opening their own firms, MSA graduates go on to have incredible accounting careers.
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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, the highest standards of excellence in business and accounting since 1916.
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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 has been highly ranked by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review.
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Program Summary

DePaul University designed the online MSA specifically for the virtual learning environment with input from the leaders in the profession. The program expands DePaul’s eight-year history of offering high-quality online accounting education while maintaining our focus on helping graduates become career-ready from day one.

The program attracts individuals from a broad range of professional backgrounds—from experienced accounting professionals to those who want to enter the field. Online MSA students develop the comprehensive knowledge they need to advance in their careers and prepare for the CPA exam.

“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.

The classes are taught by award-winning accounting practitioners who have been recognized by industry leaders including the big four firms and more, including Deloitte, PwC, EY, KPMG, RSM 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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Masters in Accounting Careers

A master’s in accounting can prepare graduates for a wide variety of career opportunities, both in accounting and general finance. The DePaul MSA program includes both accounting and business classes to prepare students for the various challenges they will face in the workforce. Possible accounting positions include certified public accountant, financial controller, and chief financial officer. Online MSA students can access career services provided by the Kellstadt Career Management Center, which helps graduate students define and achieve their professional goals.

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