|Track||Avg. Annual Base Salary||Annual Base Salary Range||Avg. Annual Bonus|
|Tax Consulting||$70,000||$65,000 - $75,000||-|
|Financial Reporting and Assurance||$69,125||$57,000 - $85,000||$7,666|
|One Semester||$64,000||$55,000 - $78,000||$1,566|
|Total||$67,708||$55,000 - $85,000||$4,616|
M.S. in Accounting
Our M.S. in Accounting Program prepares you with the knowledge, skills, and experience to successfully launch your career–whether in accounting, consulting, finance, or any number of industries in an ever-changing job market. Our outstanding career support team will ensure that you’re ready for interviews and presented at your competitive best.
2022 Career Placement by Track
Position yourself for success.
Public accounting firms, including all of the Big Four and many national, regional, and local accounting firms, are the most popular destinations for graduates. Top employers include Baker Tilly, Virchow Krause LLP, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Hantzmon & Wiebel, KPMG LLP, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
But your M.S. in Accounting degree opens doors in many places. With the technical, analytic, and communication skills you acquire while in the program, there's no limit to your career opportunities. Whether you are interested in accounting, analytics, finance, or consulting, our graduates are uniquely qualified team members who are highly sought for the range of talents they acquire at McIntire.
Tap into a new network.
Graduate school is an opportunity to grow your network, build connections, and join a community that will serve you throughout your career. The University of Virginia has a well-connected alumni network of 250K+ across 110+ alumni clubs worldwide. Many alumni are actively engaged with our graduate students, serving as mentors, guest speakers, ambassadors, and hiring managers.
Our alumni are change agents.
McIntire’s alumni represent one of the most and innovative networks of visionary leaders and expert professionals in the world. Many graduates remain actively engaged participants with the Commerce School, routinely serving as mentors, speakers, and recruiters on Grounds and at organizations around the globe. As individuals, they’ve called their careers impactful and rewarding; as a community, McIntire alumni have been vastly transformational. Learn how they’ve made a difference.
Ivy Jin (M.S. in Accounting '16)
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Ryan Polk (M.S. in Accounting '17)
Career Services at McIntire
Whether you’re driven by a clear vision for your future or you’re exploring the possibilities, Commerce Career Services will assist in the discoveries process and provide ways to skillfully navigate the career journey. You’ll have access to individual counseling, employer-specific and educational programs, as well as career-focused speakers and topical panels created to help you succeed. Through Commerce Career Services, you’ll benefit from their time-tested knowledge of the market, strong connections with recruiters, and direct link to UVA’s vast global alumni network.
The best careers are those that empower you to put your skills and values to work. Our dedicated Career Services team offers a wide range of tools and resources to help you explore industries, examine companies, and understand organizational roles so that you'll be able to identify opportunities that best meet your specific career objectives.
From creating effective LinkedIn profiles to honing your interview and follow-up skills, showcase your unique abilities and experiences to stand out during the job search process. Our career coaches will equip you with the tools, strategies, and practical approaches you need to effectively communicate your qualifications to potential employers.
Networking is a critical part of your career journey. At McIntire, there are many ways to connect with recruiters and build relationships with interested employers. Planned networking activities like speaker panels, alumni engagement events, and on-Grounds recruiting programs provide crucial face-to-face interaction with accounting professionals. You'll develop connections, learn about the industry, and get important career advice.