Program Director: Dr. David Gray
The curriculum integrates aspects of accounting taxation, finance and economics to emphasize the skills and mindset necessary for students to be a successful professional.
If a student earned an undergraduate accounting degree, the financial management courses and certificate option help meet the 150 credit-hour requirement for CPA licensure in most states, while providing more specialized training than a general MBA degree. (Note: Effective January 1, 2023, candidates may sit for the CPA examination in Illinois with a Bachelor's degree. However, candidates will be required to complete 150 semester credits for state licensure.)
Full-time students can complete their degree within one full year if they enroll in two courses each half-semester (e.g., Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, Spring II, etc.), including the summer). Part-time students can complete the degree within two full years if you enroll in one course each half-semester, including summer.
*Any student with an interest in Finance may pursue the Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Financial Management degree.