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Masters in Accounting, MSA

Advance Your Career with an MS in Accounting

With a master’s degree in accounting, you can advance your career in public accounting, corporate and management accounting, and nonprofit accounting. You’ll have access to mentors and networking opportunities to help you get ahead.

The MSA program will help prepare students to test for various industry certifications, including the CPA, CIA, CFE, and CMA, by completing their professional training or fulfilling professional exam requirements.


Why Roosevelt for your Accounting Master's Degree

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Customize Your Education

Roosevelt features 3 different curricular tracks so you can tailor your program based on your career goals:

  • The Professional track prepares students to become public (CPAs) or private accountants (auditing, compliance, cost and managerial)
  • The Forensic track is designed for students to pursue careers in fraud detection and prevention, working for regulatory/law enforcement agencies and litigation support
  • The Analytics track merges foundational accounting knowledge with data analytics to help organizations leverage accounting data to inform decision-making
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Flexible and Accessible

The MSA program is delivered through a mix of hybrid and online courses that meet the needs of busy working professionals and full-time students. Online courses allow students the flexibility to complete coursework from anywhere at any time.  Hybrid courses balance the convenience of online with the rich learning environment of in-person courses. The program’s design and delivery meets the requirements for international students to study.

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Abundant Career Opportunities

Our program prepares students for careers in the growing fields of public and private accounting. Earn your degree in Chicago, the second-largest business center in the U.S. and home to dozens of Fortune 500 companies. Major companies work with our Career Services office to recruit students each year for internships and full-time jobs. Our graduates have gone on to work for major companies and accounting firms in Chicago, across the U.S. and globally.


“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”

Guadalupe Cotto, MS ‘15
Staff Accountant