Accountancy, MAS

for the degree of Master of Accounting Science


chair of department: Theo Sougiannis

director of graduate studies: Nerissa Brown

associate director of graduate studies: Ashley Lamb


department website: https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/accountancy

program website: https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/mas

college website: https://giesbusiness.illinois.edu/


overview of graduate college admissions & requirements: Graduate Admissions

overview of college admissions & requirements: Gies Catalog


department office: 360 Wohlers Hall, 1206 South Sixth, Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 333-0857

email: accy@illinois.edu


The M.A.S. program is a one-year program for students who have completed or are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from an accredited U.S. institution. Each student will select either a Taxation or Financial Reporting & Assurance Option as a primary focus. Each Option (listed below) includes room for graduate electives. By design, the program emphasizes the emerging trend of data analytics in the practice of accounting, with a standard course plan that leads to a graduate concentration in data analytics in accountancy to fulfill the graduate electives. Students have the choice of remaining in the standard course plan or selecting from among the following alternative graduate concentrations to fulfill the graduate elective requirement: corporate governance and international business, finance, financial reporting & assurance, information technology & control, real estate, taxation, and supply chain management. Students who wish to deviate from the standard course plan, but do not wish to pursue a listed graduate concentration, may petition to take other graduate courses of interest subject to approval of an Accountancy Advisor. Admission to a concentration requires application to the Department no later than February 1 for fall admission. Admission to some concentrations may be competitive. 


Graduate Degree Programs in Accountancy

Accountancy, MAS

with optional concentrations: 

Business & Public Policy | Corporate Governance & International Business | Data Analytics in Accountancy | Finance | Financial Reporting & Assurance | Information Technology & Control | Real Estate | Supply Chain Management | Taxation

Accountancy, MS (on campus & online)

on campus concentrations: 

Business & Public Policy | Corporate Governance & International Business | Data Analytics in Accountancy | Finance | Information Technology & Control | Supply Chain Management | Taxation

online concentrations:

Accountancy Analytics

Accountancy, PhD

Minor:

Accountancy


Admission

All applicants to the Master of Accounting Science program should refer to MAS program.

for the degree of Master of Accounting Science in Accountancy


For additional details and requirements refer to the department's program information online and the Graduate College Handbook.

Choose one (1) from: 4
Advanced Financial Reporting
Advanced Income Tax Problems
Choose one (1) Accounting elective from this list:4
Financial Reporting Standards
Data Analytics for Management Accounting
Auditing & Assurance Standards
Financial Statement Analysis
Financial Statement Fraud
Multistate Taxation
International Taxation
Data Analytics Foundations for Accountancy
Statistical Analyses for Accountancy
Risk Management and Innovation
Data Analytics Applications in Accountancy
Introduction to Accounting Research
Choose one (1) of these two (2) concentrations:12
Taxation
Financial Reporting & Assurance
Choose one (1) additional concentration from this list:12
Corporate Governance & International Business
Data Analytics in Accountancy
Financial Reporting & Assurance
Finance
Information Technology & Control
Real Estate
Supply Chain Management
Taxation
Total Hours32

Other Requirements

Other requirements may overlap
The prescribed courses may only be used to satisfy the requirements of one concentration.
All 32 graduate hours must be completed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Minimum GPA: 3.0