Program Features


The Public Accounting Report has consistently ranked the Illinois on campus Master’s and undergraduate accountancy programs among the top three in the United States. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an accounting powerhouse. The Department of Accountancy, home of the iMSA, has been ranked #1 by both the BYU’s Accounting Faculty Research Rankings and UT Dallas Top Business Schools based on Research Contributions Rankings.

The University has become an online education leader, as well. In partnership with Coursera, the University has created flexible and rich learning options that have been called a “breakthrough.” University of Illinois online classrooms deliver unsurpassed levels of engagement and quality.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign tradition of excellence in graduate accountancy education began with the awarding of the department’s first master’s degree in 1922 and its first Ph.D. in 1939.  One of the largest suppliers of leaders of the accountancy profession, Illinois boasts more partners in the Big-Four CPA firms and more CFOs in Fortune 500 corporations than any other academic institution.