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Master of Science in Accounting

The UIC Business Master of Science in Accounting program is designed to position you to excel at accounting by having key insights into an industry that is rapidly changing with new technologies. Accounting is indeed the true language of business, and this program leaves you prepared for a secure career in several areas of the field.


With an accounting degree, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Prepare tax returns for a large or small business
  • Formulate financial reports for shareholders
  • Organize and manage a company’s financial records
  • Evaluate a nonprofit’s financial operations
  • Audit businesses for a government agency
  • Counsel management on ways to reduce costs, boost revenues and increase profits

Top Employers of UIC Business Accounting Graduates

For more career resources, visit the UIC Business Career Center site.

  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • CBIZ
  • CohnReznick
  • Corbett, Duncan & Hubly (CDH)
  • Friedman & Huey
  • RSM
  • True Partners Consulting
  • Warady & Davis LLP
  • Weiss & Company LLP

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Illinois CPA Requirements Heading link

Candidates who apply to sit for the CPA exam after July 1, 2013 must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a bachelors degree in any field
  • 150 semester hours of college credit
  • Specific courses: 30 hours of accounting credit; 24 hours of business courses other than accounting. Within the 30 accounting hours, there must be 2 hours of accounting research.
    Candidates must also have 3 hours of business ethics class. For more information, visit the Illinois CPA Board of Examiners website. You can read the full administrative code.

More information on the Uniform CPA Exam.

Please note: The educational requirements to sit for the CPA in other jurisdictions vary. Please check the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy website to find out about the requirements in other states.

Ram Ramakrishnan Heading link

Director of Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) Graduate Studies

601 S. Morgan St., UH 2300, Illinois


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