Online Master of Accountancy

Become an Asset Sought by Leading Accounting Firms

Your Future. Our Focus.

Ever-changing tax laws and the complexity of global finance elevate the demand for accounting professionals. In fact, projections indicate that U.S. employers will need nearly 1.5 million accountants and auditors by 2030.1 Now, you can develop expertise for finance and accounting roles with the online Master of Accountancy program from Northern Illinois University.

NIU’s accountancy program offers online classes on a part-time schedule, providing flexibility for meeting your professional commitments and enabling you to finish in two years. As a signal of our Master of Accountancy program’s reputation for excellence, it is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Our program has also ranked among the top 25 graduate accountancy programs for more than 20 years.2

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Online Courses Taught by Experienced Accounting Professionals

Prepare to achieve your professional aspirations by learning from faculty with extensive accounting experience. Our instructors bring real-world expertise to each online class, enabling you to gain practical knowledge, technical skills and other qualifications employers desire. Moreover, we designed the curriculum to prepare you for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam,* helping you acquire the credentials to thrive after graduation.

Our online courses focus on these topics and more:

Assurance Services

Delve into auditing, attestation and other assurance services, focusing on engagement planning, risk assessment and other practices.

Managerial Accounting Information Systems

Study the management planning and control systems used for integrating financial and managerial accounting information.

Financial Reporting

Explore accounting and reporting issues related to business combinations, the consolidation of financial statements and beyond.

Issues in Taxation

Learn about federal taxation concepts that apply to business entities and get an introduction to jurisdictional tax issues.

Online Programs for Your Goals and Schedule

With NIU’s online programs, you can seek a high-quality degree no matter where you are. While you study online, we’ll provide the support and resources to propel your success and make your education personal. Collaborate with your classmates and faculty using the same technology that delivers your coursework and use the helpful services available to on-campus students. This includes dedicated career support even after you graduate as well as access to NIU libraries and online resources.

Improve the Forecast for Your Accounting Career

NIU’s online accountancy program provides the skills and experience needed to analyze financial processes, make strategic decisions and improve business outcomes. Additionally, you’ll access career support that includes our online career platform — Huskies Get Hired — and career fairs where you can connect with potential employers, putting you on track for success in accounting, finance and beyond.

Rewarding Careers for Accountancy Graduates

  1. Financial Manager: $131,710 per year3.
  2. Financial Analyst: $81,410 per year4.
  3. Budget Analyst: $79,940 per year5.
  4. Accountant or Auditor: $77,250 per year1.

Quality Education That Supports Your Aspirations

NIU focuses on empowering your success through educational excellence and experiential learning. You will benefit from small class sizes and receive the faculty guidance needed to thrive in your career and life. Our online programs are an engine for innovation, preparing you to transform the world through research, artistry, teaching and outreach.

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Sources and Disclaimers:

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Accountants and Auditors. Retrieved July 12, 2022, from
  2. Northern Illinois University. “College of Business Rankings and Recognitions.” Retrieved July 12, 2022, from
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Financial Managers. Retrieved July 12, 2022, from
  4. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Financial Analysts. Retrieved July 12, 2022, from
  5. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Budget Analysts. Retrieved July 12, 2022, from

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