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Master of Science In Accounting Careers

The job market for accountants — especially for those who graduate from Purdue’s industry-leading, one-year Master’s in Accounting (MSA) program — is bright, with a graduate degree generating a median 17% rise in average salary compared to those with only a bachelor’s degree. Accounting, auditing and financial manager opportunities are strong around the country and the world. A Purdue master’s degree prepares you for high-profile positions using state-of-the-art software in financial analysis, enterprise resource planning, business intelligence, database query and cloud-based data.

“The Daniels School's professors, advisors, and resources have equipped me with tools for success. Purdue is a Big Ten school, but the class sizes are inclusive and the courses are personable. I feel that I have learned a lot academically, which is important to me especially as I am studying for the CPA exam. The Daniels School of Business has allowed me to land me my dream job in my dream city because of the reputation of the Purdue education.”

Rachel Carmago, MSA '22

Employment Rate
Within 6 months of graduation
Average Salary
67% of the Class of 2023 provided salary data
Average Bonus

Top Ten Employers

Moss Adams
Ernst & Young
Plante Moran
Pricewaterhouse Cooper

Business Career Services

The dedicated career coaches and advisors at the Daniels School of Business are here to help students turn their goals into reality.  Take advantage of the research-backed tools and the guidance of experienced professionals through individual counseling, job search resources and on-campus recruiting services in the creation of your career path strategy and leadership development.

Whether you are a new professional, career enhancer or career changer, we look forward to working with you. Learn more about the career services office or schedule an appointment on campus or online.

Graduate Services

Industry Overview

The employment landscape is strong for those interested in pursuing a career in accounting and auditing. Our industry overview shares the robust growth in professional opportunities in the field, the many different sectors you could work in, the steady salary growth that accountants and auditors enjoy and the skills necessary to be successful.

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