Looking for a career with bright prospects amid a gloomy economy? You may want to choose accountancy. Research shows firms are hiring accountancy graduates in record numbers. But what if you’re trying to break into the field? Then DePaul’s new online Master of Science in Accountancy degree may be the perfect fit for you. DePaul’s School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems recently introduced this entirely online program, gearing it to students without undergraduate accounting degrees.
Just like DePaul’s traditional MS in Accountancy, the online program includes an integrated set of courses that emphasize components of professional accounting, with the goal of providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the CPA Exam. Core business classes also address how other business disciplines relate to accounting. Courses are taught by top-flight faculty, including former and current high-level accounting industry practitioners – the same faculty who teach in the traditional face-to-face program.
“For working professionals that want to earn a master’s degree in accountancy, our online program offers a number of benefits,” says Kevin Stevens, director of DePaul’s School of Accountancy. “The online format provides flexible scheduling, the opportunity to revisit material as much as needed, and faculty who are available regularly for direct feedback.”
The accountancy school also recently introduced a combined undergraduate-graduate degree. The Accelerated Bachelor-Master of Accountancy program allows accountancy majors to complete a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree in accountancy in five years. The program emphasizes two of the hottest areas in accounting today: internal auditing, and fraud/forensic accounting.
For more information and admissions requirements for these programs, visit the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business website.