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Career Destinations

Public accounting firms, including all of the “Big Four” and many national, regional, and local accounting firms, remain among the most popular employers of M.S. in Accounting graduates.

Class of 2018 Plac​ement Statistics


placement rate


sign with a Big Four firm


recruiting companies


average starting salary


FR&A Track salary range


Tax Consulting Track salary range

2014-2016 Placement by Geographic Region*
North America
   United States 99%
      Northeast:  New York    17%
      Mid-Atlantic: DC & Northern Virginia  (McLean & Tysons Corner)    54%
      Southwest    3%
      South    16%
      Midwest    4%
      West    4%
   Bermuda    1%
   China  1%

   *Student-reported information as of August 2016

Public Accounting Firms Employing Recent Graduates
​Corporate Partners ​Other Firms
​Baker Tilly ​​Bates White
Deloitte LLP BDO
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP Cherry Bekaert & Holland
​Ernst & Young CST Group
Hantzmon Wiebel Grant Thornton LLP
​KPMG LLP ​Keiter
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP McGladrey
  Reznick Group

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