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DePaul offers customized degree options for both undergraduate and graduate students with an unsurpassed track record of job placement.

Located in the heart of Chicago’s financial and business community​, DePaul's School of Accountancy and Management Information Systems (MIS) is in a unique position to connect students with prominent corporate executives and top-performing companies in various industries. Highlights of our accounting program include:

  • Top Undergraduate Program:  DePaul University ranks third among top ten accounting schools in the Midwest, according to Common Form Inc.; the College of Business has the second highest ranking undergraduate business program in Illinois, according to Bloomberg's Businessweek (2014).

  • Strong Career Outcomes: Undergraduate and graduate students both continue to have strong career and salary outcomes. At the time of graduation, or 6 months following graduation, 91% of accounting students are employed. In 2013, the average starting salary for accounting undergraduate students was $51,175, while the average starting salary for accounting graduate students was $71,233.

  • Big Four Placement: In 2013, 20% of the graduating class was hired by the big four accounting firms (Deloitte, PwC, EY, and KPMG), while 27% were hired by the top ten firms in Chicago. These firms, aside from the top four, include McGladrey, Grant Thornton, CBIZ/Mayer Hoffman McCann, BDO, Crowe Horwath, and CliftonLarsonAllen. 

  • Bachelor/Master of Accountancy Program: The Five-Year Accountancy program combines the bachelor's degree and the MACC degree. Students take three graduate classes during their senior year, then finish nine graduate classes at a 25% tuition scholarship to complete the master’s degree.

  • Top Ranked MST: The Master of Science in Taxation (M.S.T.) program is consistently ranked one of the top tax programs​ in the nation, according to a survey of heads of corporate in-house tax departments conducted by TaxTalent (2016). ​

  • Career Management: Accounting students have a dedicated career advisor who works with undergraduate students. The department also has a faculty advisor for career management and mentoring.

  • Scholarships: Annually, the department awards approximately $300,000 in scholarship funds to both first-year students and to transfer students, supported by alumni, current staff and faculty, firms, and other donors.

Contact Information

School of Accountancy & Management Information Systems
1 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60604-2287
Phone: 312/362-8770
Fax: 312/362-6208
E-mail: accountancy@depaul.edu​​​