Master of Accounting Career Outcomes

Increase earning potential in a field with growing demand

Students choose our program for the combination of technical skill development, world-class faculty, exclusive Executive Partner program, and team-oriented style of learning. But we know the ultimate goal of any student is to launch a meaningful career. That's why we start working with you as soon as you join our Tribe.

With events ranging from Meet the Firms to mock interviews, tailgates and receptions with employers, on-campus interviews, employer information sessions and one-on-one coaching with the Graduate Career Management Center, there are ways to further your career every week you are on campus. That's why every year, we see our MAcc graduates start careers in dozens of different firms all over the world.

Why pursue a career in accounting?

The MAcc program is an investment in your future, and as with any good investment, you want to maximize your return. Our MAcc Graduates demonstrate accelerated career growth moving on to be Partners, CFOs, and CEOs.

Accounting Industry Averages

  • $ 63K+

    Average Starting Salary

  • $ 80K+

    At 2 Years

  • $ 120K+

    At 5 Years

  • $ 250K+

    Junior Partner/Principal

  • $ 1M+

    Senior Partner/Principal

MAcc Employment Stats

  • 100 %

    Placement Rate

  • 66 %

    Placement at Big Four Accounting Firms

  • $ 60,000

    Average Starting Salary

MAcc Rankings

  • # 14

    Best STEM Job

  • # 7

    Best Business Job

  • # 4

    Among Small Schools Nationwide

MAcc Resources

  • Expert Career Support

    The dedicated team of professionals in the Graduate Career Management Center are your advocates as you search for employment. They have a pulse on the industry and robust connections with recruiters from the Big Four, BDO, Grant Thornton, government agencies, and firms throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

  • Real World Experience

    Students who choose the Experiential Emphasis are able to earn full-time, paid internships through the Integrated Winter Field Experience. Dive in to the real world of Accounting during the busiest time of year for accountants - January through March.

  • Networking Opportunities

    Meet alumni at their firms in Virginia and D.C. during events such as Boot Camp and our D.C. Trek and learn more about different types of Accounting positions. Start the academic year with a full-day at Orientation dedicated to networking. Interact with 30+ CPA and Consulting firms during Meet the Firms Friday.

  • Global Network of Tribe Alumni

    Our extensive global network of alumni are passionate about connecting with our students. They come back to campus to contribute on discussion panels, participate in networking events, and interview prospective candidates as recruiters. They also support future MAcc students through our new Alumni Referral Program.

Haajira Jumaye

Haajira Jumaye '22

"The school organizes a lot of networking events, so I had a chance to meet and interact with senior professionals from the Big Four accounting firms and other companies in industry. As an international student, I have to say the school has been extremely forthcoming to provide opportunities to network and grow professionally."