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Master of Science in Accounting

Choosing the right program to pursue a Master’s in Accounting is vital to a student’s career, whether they are just starting out, switching careers or advancing to an entirely new level.

Drexel LeBow’s MS in Accounting is a highly specialized, industry-informed program, incorporating a solid understanding of data analytics, a thorough knowledge of business acumen and a mastery of accounting skills to make graduates of the program the multi-dimensional accounting professionals every organization seeks with the powerful resume credentials hiring managers look for.

The dynamic STEM-designated curriculum positions students to be successful in earning coveted industry credentials including Certified Public Accountant (CPA®) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA®). Experiential learning continues to be a core foundation of the program, providing students with opportunities to gain real-world experience required as part of both the CPA and CMA examinations.

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Positioned for Success

Developed with feedback from top global accounting firms, multinational corporations and our network of alumni, the MS Accounting program is designed to position graduates for success on the new CPA exam.

Market-Driven Concentrations

Degree concentrations are built to reflect the variety of career paths and employer needs in the accounting field, from audit to corporate or managerial accounting to a dual focus on business and technology.

Learn from Experts and Peers

Research-active faculty provide unrivaled access as experts who understand recent developments in theory and practice, and peer-to-peer interactions in and out of class expand networks and perspectives.

STEM-Designated Program

Students with an F-1 visa can apply for a 24-month OPT Extension, beyond the standard 12 months, if they meet noted criteria.

Alumni Network

With LeBow’s strong 40,000+ alumni network, part of Drexel’s 180,000+ network, wherever your career takes you, you’ll find a Dragon there to help you soar.

MS in Accounting Curriculum

LeBow’s accounting curriculum is propelled by Drexel’s over 100-year history of industry-based education. The 45-credit Master’s of Accounting program takes an interdisciplinary, applied approach with a focus on building deep accounting skills and knowledge, developing a student’s business acumen, and honing critical thinking, data analytics and communication skills.

Program Options

Offered on campus in Philadelphia, Drexel LeBow’s MS in Accounting is available full-time with completion in 12 months.

Core Areas of Study

  • Accountancy: Designed to deepen accountancy skills and enable students to analyze current, complex financial transactions and issues.
  • Analytics and Technology: These give students the in-demand skills to work with data, evaluate output and share insights expected by business and accounting firms.
  • Business Acumen: Designed to provide a well-rounded understanding of business principles to position students to succeed in any industry.

Concentrations

Students can choose from three tracks to customize their learning experience.

Business Analysis, Planning and Reporting

The Business Analysis, Planning and Reporting concentration provides the theoretical framework, industry best practices and hands-on skills necessary to excel in roles such as auditor, financial analyst, budget analyst, corporate controller, treasurer, risk manager and more.

Tax Analysis and Planning

Taxation is a major focus for many accounting careers. Supplementing the business and core accounting curriculum of an MS in Accounting degree with the Tax Analysis and Planning concentration will allow graduates to take their tax-focused career to a new level for their organization or clients.

Accounting Information Systems and Controls

This concentration hones skills for this rapidly growing area of the accounting profession. It allows graduates to be the bridge that connects accounting and IT and the go-to resource every company needs to operate at a higher level. This interdisciplinary program can equip students to be the accounting professional who can lead tech-focused projects with an eye toward business goals.

Experiential Learning for Graduate Students

A practical, hands-on approach is embedded into graduate programs at LeBow, integrating experiential learning across all components of the student experience. Research-driven consulting projects, industry speakers, competitions and other engagements allow students to learn from companies such as Comcast, KPMG and more.

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Career Outcomes and Support

With top-notch service, resources and programming through Drexel LeBow’s Office of Graduate Career Services, students, alumni and partners are empowered with the tools and knowledge to successfully navigate today’s job market and achieve their career goals.

Campus and Facilities

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Our 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home, Gerri C. LeBow Hall, is at the heart of the Drexel University campus, which is located in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood, home to the city’s vibrant research and technology corridor.

Being located in Philadelphia, and within a short distance of New York and Washington DC means Drexel LeBow students have access, not just to our 1700+ industry partners but also to a wealth of experience from leaders in the business, research and governmental fields.

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To learn more about Drexel LeBow’s master’s programs, students are encouraged to attend an information session or request additional information.

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