Saint Xavier University Graham School of Management

Graduate Programs

M.S. in accounting

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Accounting program gives students the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge in areas concerning accounting analytics and revenue optimization, as well as ethical issues in financial fraud. This program also delves into concepts like leadership, operation and technology management and market behavior and profitability. Please review the Program Requirements and Course Descriptions for more detailed information.

This program is designed to prepare students for the certified public accountant (CPA) exam and possibly the certified management accountant (CMA) exam or the certified fraud examiner (CFE) exam depending on selection of electives.

Quick Snapshot

Campus Location
Chicago & Online
Length of Program
5 terms
Courses per term
Average of 2 courses
Total Number of Courses
10 courses


The M.S. in Accounting program is a 10 course (30 credit-hour) program that offers online or in-class (hybrid) formats, which are taught in an eight-week term. Two terms may be taken consecutively to form the length of a semester, allowing students to graduate in just one year!