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College of Business & Technology Graduate Programs

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Master of Accountancy - (M.A.c.c.)

The Master of Accountancy (M.A.c.c.) program is designed to develop outstanding graduates who demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to enter the accounting profession and meet future career challenges. The Department of Accounting provides a student-centered environment that promotes academic excellence, professional and personal growth, a spirit of collegiality, and ethical and professional conduct. The faculty is committed to excellence in teaching and is engaged in research, service, and professional interactions to benefit the University, the accounting profession, and the community. Learn more about the Master of Accountancy program.

Master of Business Administration - (MBA)

Through its high-quality Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program, Western Illinois University prepares its MBA graduates for socially responsible leadership and managerial roles in an interdependent, multicultural, and diverse business world. With full accreditation by AACSB international, Western’s College of Business and Technology ranks among the top 15% of business schools nationwide. Learn more about the MBA program.

Master of Science in Computer Science

Computer scientists impact society through their work in many areas. The advancement of technology has transformed the way and speed with which individuals work, communicate, and exchange information. As we now depend daily on the stability and reliability of our technology systems, there is a very strong demand for individuals with a background in computer science. Graduate-level computer scientists are generally hired to work with the next generation of technology in areas such as computer systems, networking, database administration, operating systems, search engines, software engineering, and custom applications. Learn more about the Computer Science program.

Master of Arts in Economics

The Master of Arts in Economics is an extremely flexible degree with which graduates find employment in all sectors of the economy. A number of graduates have gone on to doctoral programs in Economics and other disciplines. The department is large enough to offer a wide selection of courses but small enough to provide individual attention. The department has alumni from over 70 countries, providing an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to other cultures. Learn more about the Master of Arts in Economics.

Master of Science in Engineering Technology Leadership

The Department of Engineering Technology offers a Master of Science degree in Engineering Technology Leadership. The program is designed to prepare manufacturing professionals to be knowledgeable about world class manufacturing systems. The program provides advanced course work in manufacturing strategies, agendas, and quality control. In addition, the program addresses principles of world class organizations and restructuring of manufacturing practices, which include, but are not limited to: simultaneous/concurrent engineering practices, just in time manufacturing, material requirements/resources planning, and product and process simplification with value analysis/value engineering. Learn more about the Engineering Technology Leadership program.

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Courses taken in the Business Administration Certificate can be applied towards a WIU MBA degree with any concentration. If you complete the certificate, you are more than 1/3 of the way toward an MBA degree. Only twelve semester hours and available online. Learn more about the Business Administration Certificate.

Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

This program brings together the technical skills of data mining, statistical modeling, and forecasting for data driven decision making and for solving the analytical problems of the contemporary business world. The program is designed for graduate level students in diverse backgrounds. Learn more about the Business Analytics Certificate.

Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management

The SCM certificate is ideal for a supply chain professional interested in advancing his/her career and knowledge of SCM, or a college graduate with a good GPA who is interested in an SCM career. The certificate consists of twelve semester hours (four courses) and can be completed in two semesters. Learn more about the Supply Chain Management Certificate.