Successful completion of the MSA program requires that the candidate have excellent written and oral communication skills and an aptitude for analyzing complex problems. The MSA may be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students with a recent undergraduate degree in accounting typically complete the program in one year. Part-time students with a recent undergraduate degree in accounting typically complete the program in two years. Depending on the number of courses taken each semester, students with undergraduate degrees in non-business fields can complete the program and elective requirements in 2 to 4 years.
MSA candidates will complete a research project resulting in a written report and a final examination. Both requirements will be completed as part of the requirements for ACCT 580.
For domestic classified graduate students, the deadline is approximately one month before the start of classes. International students, please see www.siue.edu/iss
NOTE: If you are a new graduate student and you intend to apply for a Competitive Graduate Award (CGA), the deadline for having all of your application materials turned in moves up to January 15th. If you apply for the CGA but your SIUE application is incomplete, your application for the Competitive Graduate Award will be removed from consideration.
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Contact and Advising Information
Dr. Mike Costigan, Chair
Department of Accounting
School of Business
Founders Hall, Room 2117
Campus Box 1104
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1104