The Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program is designed to enable graduates in the liberal arts, sciences, engineering and other fields, as well as graduates in business, to complete a professional accounting program on a part-time or full-time basis. The master's degree in accounting coursework stresses teamwork and group projects, with many case analyses and written and oral presentations. Above all, we expect each student to contribute to the education of his or her colleagues, believing that adult learners have considerable expertise to share with classmates.
Employers seek Roosevelt master's of accounting graduates because they have personal, in-depth training from Chicago’s leading industry professionals. Our classes are small, the contact personal. Learn how you can advance your career, earn the credentials you need, and emerge as an expert in your field.
Roosevelt’s diverse population — the third-most in the Midwest (U.S. News and World Report, 2018) — will put you in the center of myriad viewpoints. And in today’s interconnected marketplace, global perspective is paramount. Plus, our students enjoy the flexibility earning an MSA on a working professional’s schedule offers. This includes weeknight classes in both Schaumburg and downtown Chicago.
Students work on teams in small classes, completing at least 31 semester hours of core accounting skills. Curriculum includes asset valuation, income determination, auditing, managerial accounting and federal taxation. The MSA program offers two tracks: 1) professional accounting and 2) forensics accounting. Students in the MSA program may choose either of two tracks. The MSA program also enhances the student’s preparedness to earn the following designations: the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA).
I don’t know where I’d be if I hadn’t gone back to school and challenged myself. But I know that by being here, I’ve not only earned my bachelor’s and master’s degrees, I've made lasting friendships, discovered my potential and am prepared to re-enter the workforce.