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The MSA program provides the academic prerequisites for candidates who wish to take the United States Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. Graduates of the MSA program have had notable success in passing the examination.
The Illinois tradition of excellence in graduate accountancy education began with the awarding of the departments first masters degree in 1922 and its first Ph.D. in 1939. One of the largest suppliers of leaders of the accountancy profession, Illinois boasts more partners in the Big-Four CPA firms than any other academic institution.
The Department of Accountancy is an innovator. As a graduate student in the Department of Accountancy and College of Business, you will take courses that are part of a dynamic curriculum.
Receive hands-on training, gain transferrable knowledge and skills that will provide a foundation for success in many careers, including:
- Public Accounting
- Corporate Accounting
- Banking and Financial Services
- Investment Banking
- Government and non-profit
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has consistently ranked among the top accountancy departments in the United States. Business Week, U.S. News & World Report, and Public Accounting Report have rated both the undergraduate and graduate accounting programs among the best in the United States.