Accounting Degree

An Accounting Degree Offers You Exceptional Career Opportunities


Prepare yourself to join one of the most in-demand academic disciplines in today’s job market by earning your Master of Science in Accounting degree at GSU. Crain's Chicago Business magazine named accounting as the hottest job sector in Chicago. An accounting degree opens up doors to a wide range of careers in accounting, finance, corporate management, or government. At GSU’s College of Business & Public Administration (CBPA), we ensure our graduates are educated in all aspects of accounting to expertly handle the challenges found in a global business environment.

GSU’s Accounting Degree Provides a Comprehensive Education


As a GSU Student, you will gain the technical knowledge required of accountants including how to analyze complex business issues and communicate effectively with all levels of management. If you are planning to obtain CPA certification, the Master of Science in Accounting degree facilitates completion of the 150 credit hours necessary to be eligible. GSU graduates have achieved some of the highest scores on the CPA exam as well as prestigious recognition such as the Elijah Watt Sells Award and the $10,000 PCAOB Scholarship. Our graduates have also obtained positions at top firms such as KPMG and Crowe Horwath LLP.

GSU students are taught by professors who bring real life experience into the classroom and offer intellectually challenging course work. You will learn to speak the language of business and are prepared to operate the nation's businesses efficiently and accurately. Furthermore, our dynamic CBPA Accounting and Finance student organizations participate in competitions and host a variety of activities including workshops, guest speaker events, and tours of large companies.

Please visit our CBPA Accounting web pages for further information and requirements.

GSU invites you to explore our many degree and individual course offerings listed on our website. In every college we have stellar programs and world-class professors; all focused on delivering academic excellence in a small-class setting. Please see the College of Business and Public Administration’s website for more information regarding our excellent Master of Science in Accounting degree.

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