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Accountancy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, IL,
The Master of Science in Accountancy will prepare you for professional practice in diverse financial accounting settings. With a rigorous curriculum in financial, cost and managerial accounting, attest services, information systems, taxation and regulation, the program will enhance your knowledge through theory, case study and real-world experience.



The MSA curriculum is based on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) conceptual framework to give you the knowledge and skills you need for completion of the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination or the Certified Management Accountant exam. The program offers both the breadth and depth of knowledge necessary for a fulfilling career in accountancy.

Problem Solving

Our professors will challenge you to think beyond the numbers and to examine theory and relevant application. You'll develop your critical thinking skills, applying the foundations of accountancy to problems encountered in professional practice. Through the MSA curriculum, you'll explore the serious responsibility of accountants and the ways in which they can impact society.


Coursework in the MSA program also focuses on the role of the professional accountant, with studies of ethics, accounting standards and management. Our graduates pursue productive careers as CPAs and CMAs in the areas of financial accounting and reporting, managerial accounting, taxation and attest services.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting Theory, Practice and Reporting
  • Advanced Cost and Managerial Accounting
  • Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Attest Services
  • Taxation of Partnerships, Corporations, and Not-for-Profits
  • Business Regulation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A completed Graduate Application for Admission
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college and/or university (minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale). Students with a GPA of less than 3.0 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Transcripts (official, sealed in envelope) from all prior college and/or university credit. Aurora University accepts official electronic transcripts
  • A professional resume
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation. Please seek persons who are acquainted with your professional or academic abilities.
  • An interview with the program director or designee

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    680 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 680 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    680 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 680 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Aurora

  • 1120 - 1440 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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