Benedictine University's online Master of Science (M.S.) in Accountancy is designed to provide students of all backgrounds with a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)–aligned accounting education.
Whether or not you currently hold a degree in accounting, this program enables you to fulfill the Illinois requirement of 30 accounting hours to sit for the CPA exam (based on your undergraduate course transcripts) and earn your master's in two years—when and where it's most convenient for you.*
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 following graduation.
Master the Soft Skills Hiring Managers Seek
Being a "number cruncher" is no longer enough to stand out in the field of accounting and finance. Now, accounting professionals need to balance their subject-matter expertise with communication skills that make their knowledge accessible to all stakeholders.
To ensure this softer skill set is second nature by graduation, as much as 45 percent of your work in the program will be group-based. This reflects the realities of working in an office setting and allows you to build these skills over time, in a safe environment with expert coaching from your professors.