Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business


Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA)

The Master of Science in Accountancy degree is a 12-course evening program taught on a quarter system. A student may enter the program at the start of any quarter.

Students who have not completed courses in accounting and business administration may be accepted into the program, but they will have to take additional courses to make up the prerequisite material.

Courses: 12 required

  • Six accounting courses 
  • One course in business ethics
  • Two MBA non-accounting elective courses
  • Three elective courses (MBA or MSA)

To fulfill course requirements, students can choose from graduate accounting courses.

Graduate Accounting Courses

  • ACCT 402: Issues in Financial Reporting
  • ACCT 403: Federal Taxes
  • ACCT 404: Financial Statement Analysis
  • ACCT 412: Special Topics (as needed)
  • ACCT 424: Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT 425: International Accounting
  • ACCT 431: Tax Research
  • ACCT 432: State, Local, and International Tax
  • ACCT 436: Forensic Accounting
  • ACCT 437: Advanced Forensic Accounting
  • LREB 445: Entrepreneurship Law