Gain a Competitive Edge
With an MS Accounting degree from Leeds, you’ll open more doors to more opportunities, building your future with high earning potential, a myriad of career paths and increasing opportunities for advancement in your field.
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 and your peer cohort will deep dive into accounting principles and auditing standards while gaining solid skills in financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation and financial reporting systems. You’ll gain confidence as you master topics in challenging and rewarding courses like Business Risk & Decision Analysis in Auditing, Social Responsibility Reporting, and Current Issues in Professional Accounting.
More than 80 percent of MS Accounting students participate in a paid internship that connects classroom theories and concepts into applied experience. Your degree, combined with your internship experience, will boost your resume, helping you build pathways to more challenging roles and priming you for senior management positions in numerous industries, both domestically and abroad.
An MS in Accounting from Leeds ensures you have the knowledge, preparation and confidence to pass the CPA exam and earn your CPA licensure. In fact, Leeds graduates with an MS Accounting degree score on average 10% higher than the national average on the CPA exam.
With your CPA, you can advise businesses in both financial and strategic areas to help them make crucial decisions. From tax preparation and financial planning to internal auditing and investments, many CPAs enjoy sought-after, rewarding careers with high earning potential.
Connections that Count
Getting your resume in front of the right person can be the difference between getting noticed and getting skipped over. Leeds has strong relationships with the Big Four+ accounting firms, Plante Moran and other elite companies around the nation. Expand your network with companies like KPMG, EY, Arrow Electronics, Deloitte, MillerCoors and PwC, and gain access to hundreds of accounting-related jobs and internships.
As a Master’s in Accounting graduate student, you’ll receive personalized support and help connecting with the resources, organizations and people that can help you put your degree to work and make your goals a reality.