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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

2018 Placement by Geographic Region*
North America
   United States 96%
      Northeast:  New York    7%
      Mid-Atlantic: DC, Northern Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania    71%
      South    14%
      Midwest    2%
      West    2%
   China  2%
   Norway 2%

   *Student-reported information as of August 2018.

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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