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Friday, November 16, 2018

The math checks out. Northeastern Illinois University’s Master of Science in Accounting has been named one of the most affordable accounting master’s programs in the United States by The program was one of only two from the State of Illinois to make the list. is an online comprehensive resource for aspiring and experienced accounting professionals. Its mission is to make paths to education, licensure and certification easily accessible.


Though tuition factors into Northeastern’s ranking, a significant component of this distinction is based on the percentage of students who passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam on their first attempt, which is no small feat. The exam consists of nearly 300 questions and 28 task-based simulation problems.


“Our graduates go on to become CPAs, financial accountants and income tax professional auditors,” said Stijepko Tokic, chair of Northeastern’s Department of Accounting, Business Law and Finance. “We take great pride in providing our students with the academic and financial foundations to achieve their career goals.” also highlighted Northeastern’s “dedicated faculty, small class sizes, and flexible curriculum” as reasons prospective students should consider the program.


Northeastern offers a two-phase M.S. in Accounting program. The first phase consists of a set of foundation courses, some or all of which may be waived depending on your prior academic preparation. The second phase is made up of 30 hours of advanced core courses and is required of all students in the program. Among these advanced courses are six hours of accounting elective classes and nine hours of non-accounting elective classes.


Northeastern’s College of Business and Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).


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