M.S. Accounting - Career Destinations | UVA McIntire School of Commerce
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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 2019 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

2019 Placement by Geographic Region*
North America
   United States 94%
      Northeast:  New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island 21%
      Mid-Atlantic: DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania    61%
      South: North Carolina    3%
      Midwest: Illinois    3%
      West: California    6%
   China, Hong Kong  6%

   *Student-reported information as of January 2019.

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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