Graduate Studies


Please refer to the Accountancy graduate program section for information including departmental contact information, a list of graduate faculty members, program description, and course descriptions.

Bachelor of Business in Accountancy/Master of Accountancy

Requirements for Enrollment
  • A minimum cumulative and major GPA of 3.25 OR

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 with a minimum 3.3 GPA in the last 30 hours earned at WIU

  • Integrated Degree Program Description

    Students in the integrated program are allowed to use six semester hours of B-level accountancy classes to satisfy both the Bachelor of Business degree and the Master of Accountancy degree. However, because 150 semester hours are required to sit for the CPA exam, students are required to complete a total of 150 hours for the integrated baccalaureate and master’s degree program.

    Integrated Degree Requirements

    I. Core Courses: 3 s.h.

    ACCT 551 Advanced Management Accounting/Systems (3)
    ACCT 611 Graduate Outcomes Assessment (0)

    II. Complete one of the following emphases: 15 s.h.

    A. Public Accounting (CPA)

    ACCT 470G Tax II (3)
    ACCT 540 Contemporary Issues in Accounting (3)
    ACCT 541 Advanced Accounting Concepts I (3)
    ACCT 542 Advanced Accounting Concepts II (3)
    ACCT Advanced Auditing (3)

    B. Managerial Accounting

    ACCT 445G Financial Modeling and Statement Analysis (3)
    ACCT 455G Advanced Management Accounting (3)
    ACCT 547 Corporate Financial Reporting & Analysis (3)
    ECON 538 Economics for Managers (3)
    Accounting elective (3)

    III. Integrative Experience: 12 s.h.

    Graduate-level business courses that must include 3 s.h. of DS coursework (12)

    TOTAL PROGRAM: 30 s.h.

    All courses selected are subject to the approval of the Graduate Advisor and the Graduate Committee for Accountancy. No more than one-half of the semester hours counted for the graduate degree may be earned in courses below the 500 level.