The UIS master’s degree in accounting provides advanced studies in accounting and related disciplines chosen by the student based on individual objectives. The degree is designed to enhance communication and critical thinking skills.


A master’s degree in accounting enables students to achieve professional careers in the field, as well as to assume leadership roles in the public, private, and government sectors. This program provides foundational knowledge for students preparing to sit for the CPA exam. Additional coursework and professional experience may be required to obtain the CPA license. There are several accounting scholarships offered specifically to accounting students. For degree requirements, course descriptions, and other info check out the Accounting M.A. catalog page.


  1. Apply technical competencies regarding accounting decisions and practices
  2. Use data analytics and problem-solving skills within the accounting functional areas
  3. Communicate effectively in business and accounting writing and plan and deliver oral presentations
  4. Evaluate ethical issues that confront business and accounting professionals
  5. Demonstrate effective teamwork skills


UIS has two programs for you to get work experience and help fund your graduate degree. Both programs come with a tuition & fee waiver and a monthly stipend. For more information, please visit the graduate interns programs page.

  • GPSI – The Graduate Public Service Internship (GPSI) program places graduate students in state government agencies for an immersive internship experience.
  • GA – The Graduate Assistant (GA) program allows students to work in a department on campus assisting with research or assisting around a department.


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The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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