Admissions Overview

The next cohort starts Fall 2020.

Admission is competitive. 

The iMSA is a fully online Master’s in Accounting program offered by the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  You will earn an MSA degree with the same faculty and rigor as an on campus program but in a flexible and online format. Our Admissions Team is looking for evidence of academic ability, as well as indications of past performance and future potential in your professional career.

If you have questions or would like help with your application, please feel free to contact our Admissions Team at or register for one of our webinars.

The iMSA program welcomes students with a bachelor’s degree in any academic discipline, subject to certain business background prerequisites specified under Admissions Requirements.

Application Deadlines

You can start the iMSA in August and January of each year.

Applications for Fall 2020 Deadlines

Priority 2 Deadline: March 1, 2020

Priority 2 Benefits

  • No app fee
  • Early connection with advisor
  • Possible early degree start in May

Priority 3 Deadline: April 15, 2020

Priority 3 Benefits

  • No app fee
  • Early connection with advisor
  • Possible early non-degree start in May

Priority 4 Deadline: May 15, 2020

Priority 4 Benefits

  • Full consideration for degree program
  • Early connection with advisor

Final Deadline: June 15, 2020

Final Deadline Info

  • Full consideration for degree program

Apply now