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Benedictine University


(866) 295-3104

(866) 295-3104

Online Master of Science (M.S.) in Accountancy

Earn your master's degree and prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam* in as few as two years.

No Application Fees for August Term*

Benedictine University's online M.S. in Accountancy delivers a CPA-aligned accounting education to students from varied academic backgrounds. When you complete this two-year program, not only will you earn your master's degree, but you'll also fulfill the Illinois requirement of 30 hours of accounting coursework to sit for the CPA exam.**

CPA Exam Preparation: Endorsed by the Big 4 Firms, Wiley CPAexcel® is available at a 20-percent discount to M.S. in Accountancy students, giving you access to the comprehensive tools you need to prepare for the CPA exam after graduation.

Master Accounting Expectations

The M.S. in Accountancy degree blends legal and ethical themes while stressing communication and presentation skills. By graduation, you can improve the Triple Bottom Line1 of social responsibility, economic value and ecological impact as you:

  • Solve accounting problems with critical- and creative-thinking skills
  • Identify accounting opportunities that improve business
  • Make reliable decisions in domestic and global business environments
  • Use the business concepts of financial and managerial accounting, tax management, auditing, leadership and business ethics

Your Future Accounting Career

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics2, the positions of Accountants and Auditors, Financial Managers, Financial Analysts and Financial Examiners will all grow faster than the national average by 2026. Additionally,

  • Chicagoland has the sixth-highest number of accounting and finance job postings in the country3
  • More than 50% of these postings require a master's degree3

You'll graduate with a network of accounting professionals that can help you uncover potential industry opportunities and contacts. Plus, with the assistance of expert faculty, you'll gain industry insights and career mentorship you won't find anywhere else.

Benedictine: One of Forbes' "America's Top Colleges" for the
eighth consecutive year in 20184.


*Program candidates are responsible for meeting CPA examination requirements, which vary by state.

**Depending on your business degree and the courses you completed in undergraduate school.


*Benedictine University will waive the $40 application fee for qualified students who submit a completed application by 8/17/20 and start class on 8/31/20 to one of the following online programs: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), M.S. in Management and Organizational Behavior (M.S.M.O.B.), M.S. in Accountancy (M.S.A.), Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), M.S. in Nursing (M.S.N.), M.S. in Nutrition and Wellness (M.S.N.W.), Dual M.S.N./M.B.A., Dual M.B.A./M.P.H., Dual M.B.A./M.S.M.O.B., Dual M.P.H./M.S.M.O.B., RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN), B.A. in Management, Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology, Graduate Certificate in Health Management and Policy, Graduate Certificate in Health Education and Promotion. The fee waiver program is for United States citizens and permanent residents only and is subject to change without notice. Call (866) 295-3104 for more information.


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