M.Sc. On Campus


Northeastern Illinois University

12 months
865 USD/credit 25950 USD/year
865 USD/credit 25950 USD/year
432 USD/credit 12960 USD/year
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The Accounting program of the Northeastern Illinois University offers you a broad base of knowledge about accounting and business theory and practice, tailored for students who wish to meet Illinois' 150-credit hour requirement to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students with or without undergraduate preparation in business or accounting.


Program Benefits

The Accounting program of the Northeastern Illinois University demonstrates quality through AACSB accreditation and offers an outstanding return on investment. Students who graduate from Northeastern have among the lowest student loan debt upon commencement.

Northeastern's student body is exceptionally diverse, as is its faculty, representing more than 60 different countries from around the world. Students are encouraged to network in order to develop knowledge and skills needed in business. Northeastern's Alumni Association has a network of more than 62,000 individuals, including local and national financial institutions.

Program pathways are for traditional students and executives with foundation and core courses offered at convenient times through online, hybrid and traditional classroom settings.

Career Options

The M.S. in Accounting prepares you for careers such as:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Financial Accountant
  • Managerial Accountant
  • Income Tax Professional
  • Auditor

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Auditing Theory And Practice
  • Accounting For Planning And Control
  • Current Topics In Financial Accounting
  • Research Methodology In Accounting
  • Tax Research And Procedure
  • Governmental & Not-For-Profit Accounting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting from a regionally-accredited college/university or recognized international institution
  • Successful completion of the equivalent content of The Legal Environment of Business, and the following five undergraduate-level accounting courses: Cost Accounting, Auditing Theory and Problems, Federal Income Tax (Individual), Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • Transcripts of all prior undergraduate and graduate coursework; performance on the GMAT or GRE
  • A statement of career goals and objectives
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae (C.V.) and any other evidence that can help the committee assess the applicant’s qualifications. 
  • International applicants are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
  • All transcripts from foreign countries must be professionally evaluated on a course-by-course basis by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 865 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 432 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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