Northern Illinois University

Master of Accountancy


1425 W. Lincoln Hwy

Dekalb, IL 60115

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Accountancy

Format: Online

Program Description:

The online Master of Accountancy from Northern Illinois University (NIU) will prepare you for the CPA exam* and give you skill sets for career success in accounting and finance roles. With NIU, you will gain foundational training in areas like accounting information systems, financial reporting, taxation principles, data analytics and auditing.

Our flexible curriculum also features electives to help you focus your studies for your chosen career path. The online MAC is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and can be completed in just two years. It is a part-time program, allowing you to earn your degree while maintaining your current work commitments.

You will learn from faculty who practiced accounting in the field before coming to NIU. These experts bring real-world skills into the classroom and know firsthand what it’s like to work as a professional accountant. They incorporate this practical knowledge into their teaching and empower you to succeed.

Our Department of Accountancy has a reputation for developing employable graduates who can perform in the workplace, and students benefit from recruiting efforts from a variety of organizations. The accountancy programs at NIU have ranked continuously among the very best programs in the country.

As an NIU student, you can learn on your schedule and earn a valuable credential from a university that is focused on your future.

*Out-of-state students will have a master’s degree that fulfils requirements to take exam in most other states. Check your state’s requirements for details.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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