MSA in Accountancy

DePaul University-International Study Centre, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 35,597

Course Accredited By

HLC

  • 2 Years
  • Blended
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 7% scholarship
Our nationally ranked Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) will prepare you to be a proficient, industry-ready accountant.
If you’re looking to sit for the CPA exam or transition into professional accounting, but don’t have an undergraduate accountancy degree, this program is for you. With a master’s in Accountancy from DePaul, you’ll gain a solid understanding of a variety of business disciplines and their relationships to accounting issues.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • September 2022

Entry requirements
Postgraduate

Standard GPP: 2-Quarter

  • TOEFL (iBT) 70 overall
  • IELTS 6.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 48-52
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo 95
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;

      Up to 12 credits toward degree

Extended GPP: 3-Quarter

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 44-47
  • Pearson Versant NOT ACCEPTED
  • Duolingo 90
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;

       Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 1-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 55 overall
  • IELTS 5.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 42-43
  • Pearson Versant 61-64 (no subscore below 37)
  • Duolingo 85
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;

     Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 2-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
  • IELTS 4.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 37-41
  • Pearson Versant 58-60 (no subscore below 35)
  • Duolingo 80
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;

      Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 3-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 40 overall
  • IELTS 4.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 30-36
  • Pearson Versant 47-57
  • Duolingo 70
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;

       Up to 12 credits toward degree

Pre-Sessional English: 4-Quarter Extended GGP

  • TOEFL (iBT) 32 overall
  • IELTS 3.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
  • Pearson Versant 36-46
  • Duolingo 65
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: GGP: 2.8 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics); 2.5 for College of Computing and Digital Media;

      Up to 12 credits toward degree

Direct Admission

Kellstadt Graduate School of Business

  • TOEFL (iBT) 80 overall (no subscores below 20)
  • IELTS 7.0 (no subscore below 6.5)
  • Pearson (PTE) 53
  • Pearson Versant Not Accepted
  • Duolingo 110
  • Graduate GPA Requirements: Direct Admission: 3.0 for Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (2.5 for MS Business Analytics)
  • Media (3.0 for MS Computational Finance, Creative Producing, Data Science & Predictive Analytics); 2.5 for all other programs

Course Requirements

The Master of Science in Accountancy requires a minimum of 12 courses. 
ACC 500 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 4Hr
ACC 535 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS 4Hr
ACC 541 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING THEORY & PRACTICE I 4Hr
ACC 542 COST AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 4Hr
ACC 543 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING THEORY & PRACTICE II 4Hr
ACC 545 ADVANCED TOPICS IN ACCOUNTING THEORY 4Hr
ACC 547 AUDITING I 4Hr
ACC 548 TAX TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS AND PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS 4Hr
ACC 550 AUDITING II 4Hr
ACC 551 TAX TREATMENT OF CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS 4Hr
ACC 552 BUSINESS LAW FOR ACCOUNTANTS 4Hr
ACC 640 ACCOUNTING THEORY AND POLICY FORMULATION 4Hr

In addition, students are required to complete the following courses: 
ECO 502 ANALYSIS OF BUSINESS CONDITIONS 1 2Hr
FIN 455 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 1 2Hr
MGT 504 FUNDAMENTALS OF OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 1 2Hr
GSB 500 U.S. BUSINESS CULTURE & PRACTICE 2 4Hr

May be waived for students with a prior business degree or equivalent course work.
Required for international students and may be waived for those students with a prior U.S. degree.

Degree Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of the 12 required Accountancy Courses and the 4 Business Courses, or equivalent courses, as outlined above. 
  • Satisfactory completion of at least 48 earned graduate credit hours applicable to the degree (waived courses are not considered earned hours).
  • Satisfactory completion of the college residency requirement.

All courses for credit toward the degree must be completed with satisfactory grades within six calendar years after the candidate’s first term of enrollment in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. After a lapse of six years a course is expired. An expired course is not acceptable for the purpose of satisfaction of degree requirements and is not applicable to the degree without the written permission of the program director or the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. 
 

Graduate 

  • Extended GGP (3 quarter) $22,269 CDM (College of Computing and Digital Media)  &  $24,921 KGSB (Kellstadt Graduate School of Business) 
  • Standard GGP (2 quarter) $18,566 CDM (College of Computing and Digital Media) &  $21,212 KGSB (Kellstadt Graduate School of Business) 
  • Pre-Sessional English (1-2 Quarters) $3,703 per quarter 
  • Direct Admission (varies by program) $21,859 - $35,597 
  • Estimated Room, Board & Fees $11,251 - $16,877 
  • Graduate Pathway Scholarship available upto $4,000 
  • Graduate Direct Admission Scholarships available upto $5,000 KGSB (Kellstadt Graduate School of Business) 

*Direct Admission Scholarship is available in each year.

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