Gain a Competitive Edge
Leeds graduates with an MS in Accounting consistently pass the CPA exam with higher scores than other business schools in the state while also ranking among the top in the national averages. The difference translates to better job offers from firms with a variety of advancement opportunities.
Our graduates land competitive jobs in audit and assurance, risk management, consulting, and financial planning and analysis. Whether you’re seeking a career locally, nationally or globally, you’ll be a valuable asset to companies, public accounting firms, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies of every size and in nearly any place.
Build Your Expertise
As an MS Accounting student, you will strengthen your strategic thinking and gain solid decision-making skills in accounting principles and auditing standards, financial accounting, taxation and financial reporting systems. You’ll build confidence as you learn from distinguished faculty teaching comprehensive courses like Business Risk & Decision Analysis in Auditing, Social Responsibility Reporting and International Financial Reporting Standards.
A majority of MS Accounting students participate in a paid internship during busy-season that connects classroom theories and concepts with a “real-world” experience. This unique internship experience will enhance your classroom education, add appeal to your resume as you prepare launch your new career.
Although the Master’s in Accounting does not specifically lead to licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), it is possible that the degree and the specific courses taken might count toward licensing requirements in some states. If you are planning to seek professional licensure as a CPA, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing entity (in most cases the state board of accountancy) in the state in which you plan to practice in order to seek information and guidance regarding licensure requirements. CPA licensing requirements, including the educational component of those requirements, are state specific and differ greatly from one state to another. Each state’s board of accountancy can be found by visiting the website of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy at: NASBA.org
Since 2015 three of our students have received the prestigious American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Sells Award
for earning the highest cumulative scores on the four sections of the exam on their first attempt.