Master of Accountancy – General Online

Meet the high demand for qualified accountants and CPAs. Earn your AACSB-accredited MAcc online from one of the country’s most robust accounting schools and gain a competitive edge.

Apply by: 8/4/24
Start class: 8/19/24
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Program Overview

Build your career prospects with a general Master of Accountancy online

Become a sought-after accounting professional with a STEM-designated program that prepares you to sit for the CPA Exam. This affordable online Master of Accountancy – General prepares you for a broad range of in-demand roles in a rapidly growing field.

Gain an in-depth understanding of key accounting concepts including budgeting, auditing and analytics and qualify for senior-level positions such as corporate controller, managerial accountant and chief financial officer.

This online accounting program provides the opportunity to earn your master’s degree by building on your base knowledge of accounting principles and business applications to advance in your current role or pivot and accelerate your career.

As a student of this general MAcc program, you will:

  • Learn the intricacies of consolidations, partnership accounting and international accounting
  • Understand how to audit an acquisition and payment cycle
  • Gain a robust understanding of profitability analysis, budgeting, performance evaluation and reporting
  • Learn the intricacies of consolidations, partnership accounting and international accounting
  • Understand how to audit an acquisition and payment cycle
  • Gain a robust understanding of profitability analysis, budgeting, performance evaluation and reporting

Career Opportunities in Accounting:

  • Managerial Accountant
  • Corporate Controller
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Managerial Accountant
  • Corporate Controller
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Personal Financial Advisor

Also available:

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers specialized degrees that can help you grow personally and professionally. Learn about our other business programs.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers specialized degrees that can help you grow personally and professionally. Learn about our other business programs.

Total Tuition $16,200*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is an accredited member of AACSB International. SIU Carbondale is among the fewer than 2 percent of the world's schools offering business degree programs to hold supplemental AACSB accounting accreditation.

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Tuition

Our affordable tuition is easy on your budget

At SIU, we believe that education should be accessible to all, and that’s why the MAcc General online program’s tuition is budget-friendly and paid by the course.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $16,200*
Per Credit Hour $540

Calendar

Important dates and deadlines to keep in mind

Our General Master of Accountancy online program is delivered in a 100 percent online format, giving you the freedom to fulfill professional and personal responsibilities while enrolled. Choose the start date that best suits your schedule.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall 18/19/248/4/248/9/248/14/248/19/2410/10/248 weeks
Fall 210/14/249/29/2410/4/2410/9/2410/14/2412/13/248 weeks
Spring 11/13/2512/29/241/3/251/8/251/13/253/7/258 weeks
Spring 23/17/253/2/253/7/253/12/253/17/255/9/258 weeks

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Next Apply Date 8/4/24
Start Class 8/19/24

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Admissions

What you need for admission to the online Master of Accountancy program

Apply to the Master of Accountancy online program and prepare to unleash your potential, discover your passions, and create a future that reflects your unique aspirations.

Admission Requirements:

  • Two references
  • Transcripts
  • 2.7 Undergraduate GPA

For admission into the general MAcc online program, you must meet the streamlined requirements below.

  • Submit graduate application
  • A 2.7 undergraduate GPA from a regionally accredited institution in accounting prior to enrollment. Any graduate level work must have a 3.0 GPA.
  • Transcripts (official transcripts are needed prior to the second term, but not needed to apply as unofficial are accepted)
  • Resume or CV
  • Two references (preferred method within application)

Official transcripts and other documents should be sent from the granting institutions to our Graduate School.

Email address: [email protected]

Mailing address:
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Graduate School
1263 Lincoln Drive MC 4716
Carbondale, IL 62901

Admission Requirements:

  • Two references
  • Transcripts
  • 2.7 Undergraduate GPA

Courses

Take a closer look at the general online MAcc program courses

Curriculum for the General MAcc program online is comprised of 10 core courses, totaling 30 credit hours. You may choose to complete the capstone (ACCT 575) and/or an internship (ACCT 595) in place of any core course(s).

Students must take 10 courses below. ACCT 575 and ACCT 595 can be substituted for any other core course. 

Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Describes and explains methods for examining research questions about professional judgment in accounting.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Provides the student with a working knowledge of the tax practitioner's methodology applied to the solution of both routine and complex tax problems.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Provides students with in-depth exposure to federal income taxation of corporations and shareholders. Areas explored are corporate formations, distributions, redemptions, liquidations, corporate income tax, accumulated earnings tax, personal holding company tax, and affiliated corporations.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
This course will focus on the legislative and judicial evolution of the present tax systems. Basic concepts of state and local taxation, such as jurisdiction, commerce clause restrictions, uniformity, apportionment and taxation of e-commerce, will be examined. One of the primary objectives of this class is to ensure that students are familiar with the myriad of U.S. Supreme Court decisions delineating the taxing authority of state and local government entities in relation to the commerce, due process, equal protection and supremacy clauses of the U.S. Constitution. Students will also learn to interpret and analyze complex court decisions.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Explains how organizations govern their investment in IT through strategic alignment, risk assessment, and performance measurement. Describes processes for evaluating and monitoring the effectiveness of IT general controls related to processing operations, system security, and change management.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
This course focuses on how managers and auditors can use information technology to (a) identify trends in business process performance, and (b) evaluate the veracity of financial information by analyzing patterns that manifest in accounting data.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Explains how management identifies and evaluates conditions that increase the risk of failing to achieve business objectives, and how organizations design and implement procedures to control business risk. Describes practices the board of directors rely on to govern enterprise risk management processes by monitoring and assessing the effectiveness of the organization's response to risk.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Fraud examination will cover the principles and methodology of fraud detection and deterrence. The course includes such topics as skimming, cash larceny, check tampering, register disbursement schemes, billing schemes, payroll and expense reimbursement schemes, non-cash misappropriations, corruption, accounting principles and fraud, fraudulent financial statements, and interviewing witnesses.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Coverage includes: (1) investigative techniques and forensic accounting processes and tools used in the detection and prevention of fraud against a business entity; (2) definitions and descriptions of various fraudulent schemes; (3) litigation services provided by accountants including expert testimony; (4) methods of calculating losses and damages; and (5) basics of the use of computer aids in forensic investigation.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Financial and managerial accounting concepts peculiar to the planning and administration of public and quasi-public organizations such as governmental units, institutions, and charitable organizations. Also includes the study of governmental auditing standards.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Capstone course covering financial accounting and reporting, IFRS, governmental accounting, not-for-profit accounting, auditing and attestation, business law, taxation, and business environment and concepts. Emphasis will be reinforcing the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary for problem solving and communication in the accounting profession. This course can be taken in place of another MAcc Core course if desired for the general MAcc program only.
Duration: 8 Weeks weeks
Supervised work experience in professional accounting. This course can be taken in place of another MAcc Core course if desired, for the MAcc general program only.

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