Master's of Accounting (iMSA)

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Master's of Accounting (iMSA)

Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois

Accredited diploma

Offered by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Taught in English

Engage in group discussions with professors and peers

18-36 months

32 credit hours of graduate coursework

100% online

Hands-on learning from anywhere, no travel required

$20,984 - $27,200 USD total cost

Depending on elective course choices

Student Experience

Technical excellence is a given. Hiring outstanding faculty, admitting students with exceptional credentials, delivering innovative and market-relevant accounting curriculum, and preparing students to pass the CPA exam are essential ingredients of our leading accounting master’s programs. At Gies, we take all of these areas seriously. We teach students to develop and apply an analytics-oriented mindset to a variety of accounting scenarios, including financial accounting, audit and tax, advisory and managerial, and forensics.

Practicing skills is an equally important component of learning. At Gies, we create opportunities for our students to learn through practicing key technical and non-technical business skills. The results are invaluable and foster personal and professional development.

The iMSA program is fully developed and taught by Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois. The University of Illinois leverages Coursera’s online education platform to deliver the components of the program curriculum, allowing iMSA students to benefit from Coursera features such as interactive video transcription, in-course note taking, and seamless learning across multiple devices.

Students in the iMSA program also have the opportunity to participate in on campus and in person events, specifically designed for Gies Online students. They are able to network and engage with the growing student and alumni community through experiences like graduation, iConverge, and immersion programs.