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Master of Accountancy

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At SIU, students find a master’s program that holds a distinction rarely found in the nation: the accounting programs have separate accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting body for business programs. That separate accreditation is held by less than 1 percent of the more than 16,000 schools worldwide granting business degrees.

The Master of Accountancy program prepares aspiring professionals for traditional accounting roles, such as a CPA, or helps them acquire skills required for more specialized roles such as financial analyst, corporate treasurer, controller, fraud examiner, forensic accountant, auditor or financial advisor. Graduates may also pursue careers as professional accountants in public practice, industry, financial institutions, government, and other not-for-profit organizations.

Concentrations

Audit and Accounting Information Systems

The Auditing & Accounting Information Systems program is designed for those interested in pursuing careers in auditing or advisory services in industry or in public accounting. The primary objective of the program is to develop conceptual and technical abilities, applied accounting research skills, communication skills, critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Tax

The Taxation program is designed for those interested in pursuing tax careers in industry or in public accounting. The primary objective of the program is to develop conceptual and technical knowledge, research competence, decision making, critical thinking, and communication skills.

Concurrent J.D./MAcc Degree

The SIU School of Law and SIU School of Accountancy offer a concurrent J.D./Masters of Accountancy degree that provides students a wide variety of career options. These include positions within the legal profession that require an understanding of accounting, as well as law/policy-related positions in accounting and business. Students must gain admission to both programs.

Online Option

Earning a master’s degree in accountancy opens new doors for many aspiring professionals. While SIU’s program prepares students for traditional accounting roles, such as a CPA, it also helps them gain the skills required for more specialized roles such as financial analyst, corporate treasurer, controller, fraud examiner, forensic accountant, auditor, tax accountant, or financial consultant.

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Contact Information

For more information about the program or to request information, contact:

Marcus Odom
Program Director
Rehn Hall 232
1025 Lincoln Dr.
Carbondale, IL 62901
618-453-1408
modom@business.siu.edu

 

Admissions

You can complete your Master of Accountancy degree in one calendar year. We accept admissions in Summer, Spring, and Fall semesters. Admissions are decided on a holistic approach using information provided during the application process. The program is offered in-person and on-campus or fully online, if it is your choice.

Accreditation

FSA SealOur program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and has achieved full membership in the Federation of Schools of Accountancy.

AACSB LogoThere are over 16,000 business schools worldwide,

  • 878 have AACSB accreditation
  • 189 have separate accreditation by the AACSB
  • 121 have full membership and are Fully Accredited by the Federation of Schools of Accountancy
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