iMSA

A top-three Master of Science in Accountancy

100% Online | CPA Exam Ready Curriculum | Delivered by #1 Ranked Faculty

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A flexible, practice-oriented program from an accounting powerhouse

Gain the competencies that will set you apart. Develop a strong foundation in accounting fundamentals, build expertise in leading analytics methods, and hone your communication and critical thinking skills.

Learn from professors who are considered giants in the accounting field, and get an MSA degree on your schedule. GMAT waivers available.

There is strength in numbers and our numbers are strong

#2
Master’s Accountancy Program in the country; Public Accounting Report
75%
First time CPA pass rate for Accountancy Master’s graduates
#1
Accountancy faculty; BYU faculty research rankings
98%
Successful employment outcomes for Accountancy graduates
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Affordable Excellence

At under $27,200, the iMSA delivers an exceptional degree at a fraction of the price of other top MSA programs. Earn your degree in as little as 18 months or stretch it out to 36 months.
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Extensive Career Options

Accounting is one of the fastest growing careers and the universal language of business. An accountancy degree can open doors in almost any field. Entry-level accounting salaries average $60K per year.
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Deeply Engaging

Each iMSA course comes in two segments – a self-paced, on-demand set of video lectures to give you the core material, and then an intensely hands-on and practice-oriented set of live sessions in which you work directly with faculty and accomplished fellow students.
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CPA Exam-Ready

The iMSA curriculum was developed by top accounting faculty to build expertise in leading analytics methods, financial reporting, audit and control, and US federal taxation. This degree helps prepare you to sit for the CPA exam.
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Powerful Alumni Network

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.

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What Our Students Say

“Each week I’m gaining knowledge directly relevant to my job, working with top professors in their fields, and joining in class discussions with other professionals, all of which has been a tremendous expansion of my learning network. After exploring several possible degree programs, I chose the iMSA at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign because it allows me to participate in a rigorous academic program and yet accommodates my hectic schedule as full-time working mother of two toddlers.”
Rhonda Riedel, CFO - Cloud9 Smart
“The iMSA will help me broaden my financial skill set and get into the C-suite. Anyone who is looking to further their career will greatly benefit from the iMSA program and their outstanding faculty. ”
Renato Torres, Director of Facilities and Construction North America, Brose Group
“The iMSA has had and immediate and direct impact on my job. I work in the financial services industry and I deal with massive amounts of data. The python programing skills I obtained in the data analytics course have helped me immensely, and I also feel more confident at work in meetings speaking about things that I’ve learned in the program.”
Yemisi Aremu, Senior Analyst - GE Capital