MS Accounting/MS Taxation

Excellence and Opportunity

Accounting summarizes and quantifies the effectiveness with which an entity – a for-profit company, division within a company, not-for-profit organization, or governmental unit -- uses the resources entrusted to it.  It is an analytical tool that allows managers, investors, employees, taxpayers, and regulators to make better decisions. Expertise in the area of accounting prepares our graduates to use and understand the language of business.

Placement at the time of graduation has consistently been over 90% for U.S. citizens.  The CPA exam pass rate for accounting students from The Leeds School of Business exceeds the national average by over 10%. Many graduates begin careers with public accounting firms in audit, tax, or business services.  Others prefer information management, tax, or compliance positions within corporations.  Still other opportunities exist in financial management, not-for-profit, and government agencies.

The program features internationally recognized research faculty and award-winning teachers.  Leeds faculty work closely with national and international business and accounting leaders to generate relevant course materials, and to help create a broad set of internship and career opportunities for Leeds students.

The MS Accounting and MS Taxation degrees consists of ten graduate level courses.  Students can opt to take additional courses.  Student typically begin the concurrent program in the fall of their senior year, and graduate with both the BSBA and MS degrees after five years. The concurrent degree program is a 150 credit-hour program.  Students earn a BS in Business Administration (120 credits) with an area of emphasis in Accounting, Finance or Accounting and Finance.  The BS degree is awarded concurrently with the MS in Accounting or MS in Taxation, (30) credits or (31) if completing the taxation track.

BS/MS Accounting
Program Contacts

Josh Neil
Faculty Director, MS Accounting Programs

Geri Lameman
BS/MS Accounting Program Assistant

Jay Ballantine
Senior Instructor

Information Sessions

Mon., Sept. 10, 2018
5:30-6:15 PM
Room: KOBL 230
Leeds School of Business

Mon.,  Oct. 1, 2018
5:00-5:45 PM
Room: KOBL 230
Leeds School of Business


Mon., Dec. 3, 2018
5:00-5:45 PM
Room: KOBL 230
Leeds School of Business


Accounting Workshops


CPA Exam Information Session,

Leeds School of Business

Learn all about the CPA exam, including format, requirements, application process, etc. Contact: Jay Ballantine at