Master of Accounting Science (M.A.S.) in Accountancy

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 the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Students select from either a Taxation or Audit option. Graduate concentrations in finance, corporate governance and international businessinformation technology and control, business and public policy, data analytics in accountancy, and supply chain management are also available to M.A.S. students.  Admission to a concentration requires application to the Department no later than February 1 for fall admission. Admission to a concentration is competitive.

Taxation Option

ACCY 451Advanced Income Tax Problems 14
or ACCY 410 Advanced Financial Reporting
or ACCY 510 Financial Reporting Standards
ACCY 551Corporate Income Taxation4
ACCY 552Partnership Income Taxation4
ACCY 554International Taxation4
ACCY 556Tax Research4
Graduate Electives12
Total Hours32

Audit Option

ACCY 510Financial Reporting Standards4
ACCY 515Auditing & Assurance Standards4
ACCY 517Financial Statement Analysis4
ACCY 451Advanced Income Tax Problems 14
or ACCY 410 Advanced Financial Reporting
ACCY 511External Risk Measurement and Reporting4
or ACCY 518 Financial Statement Fraud
Graduate Electives12
Total Hours32

1ACCY 451 and ACCY 410 are currently offered for differential credit (3 hours undergraduate or 4 hours graduate credit). Students in the Taxation option that complete both of these courses during the undergraduate timeframe will take ACCY 510 instead.  Students in the Audit Option that complete both ACCY 451 and ACCY 410 for 3 hours of undergraduate credit would either take both ACCY 518 and ACCY 511, or an approved elective. All graduate electives must be approved by an Accountancy Advisor.

Other Requirements2

Other requirements may overlap
A concentration is not required; however, students not enrolled in a concentration must complete ACCY 512 (or a substitute course approved by an Accountancy advisor).
All 32 graduate hours must be completed at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Minimum GPA:3.0
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 For additional details and requirements refer to the department's program information online and the Graduate College Handbook.