Master of Science in Professional Accountancy
Employment Outcomes for School of Management Graduate Students
In a recent survey of all graduate-level students enrolled in degree programs through Marist's School of Management, 85% indicated they were employed full-time in the area of their degree, 4% indicated they were enrolled in further education full-time (doctoral program or additional coursework), and 10% indicated they were employed while continuing to further their education. A partial list of companies where our alumni are currently employed includes the following:
- BKD LLP
- Deloitte & Touche LLP
- KPMG LLP
- Cesarano & Khan P.C.
- Ernst & Young LLP
- Andersen Tax Service.
*a small sample of employers from the prior year
- Certified Public Accountant
- Financial Analyst
- Tax Specialist
Career Potential For MS in Professional Accountancy Graduates
Promotions to partner, manager, and corporate managerial positions increasingly go to candidates with graduate degrees.
A careerBuilder.com survey found that companies are pushing their hiring level to candidates with higher degrees.
The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that accountants who have a CPA and a master in accounting have an advantage in the market.
A recent Institute of Management Accountants' salary survey showed increased earnings for accountants with a graduate degree:
The median dollar amount increase for those with a master's degree was $13,436, resulting in a median base salary of $107,000.
Total median compensation for those with master's degrees was $123,000 compared to $109,716 for those with a bachelor's degree only.
Of survey participants who indicated that they held an entry-level management accounting position, 55 percent reported having a master's degree.
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Daniel Eric Goldstein '17, MSPAccy '18
Ernst & Young
Incoming FSO Assurance Staff
I found the ease of the transition from undergraduate school to graduate school at Marist most beneficial. More specifically, I was able to establish relationships with a majority of the wonderful faculty involved with the MSPAccy program.