Graduate Studies


Please refer to the Accountancy graduate program section for information including departmental contact information, a list of graduate faculty members, program description, and course descriptions.

Bachelor of Business in Accountancy/Master of Accountancy

Requirements for Enrollment
  • A minimum WIU cumulative and major GPA of 3.25 OR
  • A minimum WIU cumulative GPA of 3.0 with a minimum 3.3 GPA in the last 30 hours earned at WIU
Integrated Degree Program Description

Students in the integrated program are allowed to use nine semester hours of B-level accountancy classes to satisfy both the Bachelor of Business degree and the Master of Accountancy degree. However, because 150 semester hours are required to sit for the CPA exam, students are required to complete a total of 150 hours for the integrated baccalaureate and master’s degree program.

Integrated Degree Requirements

I. Core Courses: 3 s.h.

ACCT 551 Accounting Analytics (3)
ACCT 611 Graduate Outcomes Assessment (0)

II. Complete one of the following emphases: 15 s.h.

A. Public Accounting (CPA)

ACCT 470G Tax II (3)
ACCT 540 Contemporary Issues in Accounting (3)
ACCT 541 Advanced Accounting Concepts I (3)
ACCT 542 Advanced Accounting Concepts II (3)
ACCT 580 Advanced Auditing (3)

B. Managerial Accounting

ACCT 445G Financial Modeling and Statement Analysis (3)
ACCT 454G Intermediate Managerial Accounting (3)
ACCT 455G Advanced Management Accounting (3)
ECON 538 Economics for Managers (3)
Accounting elective (3)

III. Integrative Experience: 12 s.h.

A. Internship Option

ACCT 620 Internship (3)
DS electives (3)
Graduate-level business course elective (6)

B. Non-Internship Option

DS electives (3)
Graduate-level business course electives (9)


All courses selected are subject to the approval of the Graduate Advisor and the Graduate Committee for Accountancy. No more than one-half of the semester hours counted for the graduate degree may be earned in courses below the 500 level.