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Accountancy Concentration

The Accountancy Concentration prepares students to meet the educational requirements necessary to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. Students considering this concentration are encouraged to review the Illinois Board of Examiners requirements for the CPA exam. Our Director of Accountancy may also be able to assist you with ACC specific questions.

MBA students with a non-accounting undergraduate degree can complete the six Phase I Accounting courses to meet the prerequisites of the graduate-level ACC courses. These courses are offered at EIU's main campus in Charleston; the sequencing of prerequisites on these courses requires a minimum of three semesters. MBA courses can be taken concurrently while completing the Phase I Accounting courses.  

In addition to the MBA Core, the required courses in the Accountancy Concentration are:

Course Prerequisite(s)
MBA 5900, Management Simulation MBA 5640, Financial Management; MBA 5660, Operations Management
ACC 5200, Financial Accounting Standards ACC 3250, Financial Accounting Theory II
ACC 5400, Advanced Auditing & Assurance Services ACC 4700*, Admission to MBA or permission of the Coordinator, Graduate Business Studies

*Prerequisite for all 4000-level ACC courses: cumulative EIU GPA of 2.5 or higher

Concurrent courses: Students are strongly encouraged to take ACC 3200 concurrently with ACC 3300. Students are strongly encouraged to take ACC 3250 concurrently with ACC 3900.

ACC 5450, Legal & Reg. Env. of Acc. Prof. BUS 2750, Legal and Social Environment of Business. No credit for students who have successfully completed MGT 3470 and MGT 3480.
3 Hours of Accounting Electives See list below for approved electives.
Total: 33 Semester Hours  

Students must choose one elective course from the following list. The options are as follows: 

Course Prerequisite(s)
ACC 5000, Fraud Examination Admission to the MBA program or permission of the Coordinator, Graduate Business Studies
ACC 5100, Special Topics Determined by subject matter
ACC 5300, Strategic Cost Management ACC 3300,Management and Cost Accounting or MBA 5605, Managerial Accounting
ACC 5700, Seminar on Challenges in ACC ACC 3200

*Prerequisite for all 4000-level ACC courses: cumulative EIU GPA of 2.5 or higher

Concurrent courses: Students are strongly encouraged to take ACC 3200 concurrently with ACC 3300. Students are strongly encouraged to take ACC 3250 concurrently with ACC 3900.