Admission 2013: MS Accounting Admission in UIC

 
Accounting
Mailing Address:
UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business
110 Douglas Hall, MC 077
705 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Campus Location: 110 Douglas Hall
Program Code: 20FS1000MS
Main Phone: (312) 996-4573 or (877) 622-8421 (toll free)
E-mail: lgsb@uic.edu
Web Site: go.uic.edu/msa
Head of the Department of Accounting: Somnath Das
Director of Graduate Studies: Ram Ramakrishnan
The Department of Accounting through the Liautaud Graduate
School of Business offers work leading to the Master of Science in Accounting
degree and participates with the MBA Program in the MBA/MS in Accounting joint
degree program.
 
Admission Requirements
Applicants are considered on an individual basis.
Transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work must be submitted to
the Liautaud Graduate School of Business Program Office. In addition to the
Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following
program requirements:
 
Master of Science
  • Baccalaureate
    Field
     No restrictions.
  • Grade
    Point Average
     At least 3.00/4.00 for the final 60 semester (90
    quarter) hours of undergraduate study. Applicants possessing a master’s
    degree in business or an equivalent degree from a program accredited by
    the AACSB-International must have maintained a grade point average of at
    least 3.00/4.00 in that program.
  • Tests
    Required
     GMAT; minimum score of 500 or qualify through GAMSA.
  • GAMSA
    • UIC
      accounting undergraduates who (1) have completed 90 hours overall and 12
      hours in accounting courses at 300- or 400-level and (2) have an overall
      GPA of 3.25 and a GPA of 3.00 from all accounting courses taken.
    • Other
      UIC undergraduates who (1) have completed 90 hours overall and (2) have
      an overall GPA of 3.25 and a GPA of 3.00 from any accounting courses
      taken.
    • If
      already a graduate of UIC, a UIC undergraduate degree must have been
      received in the 16 months prior to the intended start of the MSA.
  • Minimum
    English Competency Test Score

    • TOEFL 570
      (paper-based); 81, with subscores of Reading 20, Listening 20, Speaking
      20, and Writing 21 (iBT Internet-based), OR,
    • IELTS 6.5,
      with subscores of 6.0 for all four subscores.
  • Letters
    of Recommendation
     Two required. None for GAMSA applicants.
  • Personal
    Statement
     Required.
  • Resume Required.
  • Deadlines The
    application deadline for this program is the Graduate College deadline.
    There is no summer admission for the Accounting program.
MBA/MS in Accounting
Applicants to the joint degree program must satisfy the
admission requirements of both the MBAand MS programs.
 
Degree Requirements
In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements,
students must meet the following program requirements:
 
Master of Science
  • Minimum
    Semester Hours Required
     32.
  • Course
    Work
     Degree candidates must present a cumulative grade point
    average of at least 3.00/4.00 for all 400- and 500-level courses.
  • Required
    Courses 
    (5 courses, 20 hours): Select five courses from the
    following: ACTG 516, 525, 585, 593, 417, 446, 456, 465, 475, 484, 509,
    515, 516, 525, 535, 537, 545, 570, 585, 593, and 594. At least two courses
    must be from ACTG 516, 525, 585, and 593.
  • Accounting/Business
    Electives
    : Select any approved LGSB courses to bring the total credit
    hours to 32.
  • At
    least 5 of the courses used toward the MSA degree must be at the
    500-level.
  • Foundation,
    Breadth, and Background Courses
     (11 courses, 44 hours): Students
    without an approved undergraduate degree in Accounting must complete the
    following 11 courses in addition to the above requirements.

    • Foundation
      Courses:
       ACTG 500 and 474 and IDS 570.
    • Breadth
      Courses
      : Three business courses other than accounting.
      Background Courses: ACTG 435, 502, 503, 506, 508.
    • All
      these courses may be waived based on completion of prior satisfactory
      equivalent study.
  • Comprehensive
    Examination
     None.
  • Thesis,
    Project, or Course-Work-Only Options
     Course work only. No other
    options are available
MBA/MS in Accounting
  • Minimum
    Semester Hours Required
     68.
  • Course
    Work 
    Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of
    at least 3.00/4.00 for all course work.
  • Required
    Courses 
    (20 courses, 80 hours)
  • MBA
    Core Courses
     (6) : ACTG 500; ECON 520; FIN 500; IDS 532; MGMT
    541; MKTG 500.
  • MBA
    Electives
     (4): A 3‐course concentration within the MBA program,
    excluding accounting; and one 500‐level business course from a department
    other than accounting and the MBA concentration field.
  • Required
    Accounting Courses 
    (5 courses, 20 hours): Select five courses
    from the following: ACTG 516, 525, 585, 593, 417, 446, 456, 465, 475, 484,
    509, 515, 516, 525, 535, 537, 545, 570, 585, 593, and 594. At least two
    courses must be from ACTG 516, 525, 585, and 593.
  • Accounting
    Background Courses
     (5 courses): ACTG 435, 502, 503, 506, 508.
  • Any of
    the accounting background courses can be waived with prior credit and ACTG
    500 can be waived with a competency examination. However, a minimum of 68
    hours must be completed by taking additional accounting or business electives.
    No more than two 400-level courses can be counted toward the MS portion of
    the degree.
  • Comprehensive
    Examination
     None.
  • Thesis,
    Project, or Course-Work-Only Options
     Course work only. No other
    options are available.
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