Master's in Accounting

MS in Accounting Career Advancement and Job Placement

Whether you’re just starting or looking to advance your career in accounting, an MS degree will expand your opportunities and salary potential. The Drexel LeBow College of Business understands that post-graduation support is important. Students can take advantage of our Graduate Career Services to explore their career options throughout their program and beyond.

Skills Acquired with an MS in Accounting

Some skills developed in the Drexel LeBow MS in Accounting program include:

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Auditing
  • Data Analysis
  • Financial Decision-making
  • Financial Reporting
  • Leadership
  • Professional Ethics

Job Placement Industries

Accounting professionals find careers in almost any industry, including:

  • Banking and Financial
  • Education
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail

Job Titles

Many MS in Accounting graduates go on to become Certified Public Accountants. However, there are a wide variety of job opportunities for those with a specialized degree in accounting, including:

  • Auditor
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Comptroller
  • Consultant
  • Controller
  • Financial Compliance Specialist
  • Fundraising Coordinator
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Senior Financial Analyst
  • Tax Specialist

Drexel LeBow MS in Accounting Graduate Landings

Below is a list of some recent employers who have hired graduates of the Drexel MS in Accounting program:

  • Grant Thornton
  • J.P. Morgan
  • KPMG

Salary Range for Master of Accounting Graduates

Depending on the specific role and company, professionals with a master’s degree in accounting can earn roughly $51,396 to $60,541 in early to mid-career positions according to the Accounting Institute for Success.