College of Business & Technology

CBT Graduate Programs

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 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 Business Administration

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 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.