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Master of Science in Accounting: Career Outlook

Accelerate Your Accounting Career

With many accounting firms preferring candidates with a graduate-level education, the online Master of Science in Accounting from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota prepares you for today's highest-paying careers. Plus, advancing your knowledge of accounting will improve your standing in one of the country's most secure professions: In Q1 of 2018, the unemployment rate for accountants and auditors was only 1.9 percent, compared to the national unemployment rate of 4.1 percent.14

Possessing a master's degree in accounting prepares you for a plethora of career opportunities and makes you more attractive to potential employers in many industries, including government agencies, private financial firms, hedge fund accounting, forensic accounting, and traditional accounting firms.

You'll also earn your master's while receiving credits toward the credits required to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, and learn content knowledge to help prepare you for the CPA exam and/or the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification.*

Titles and Salaries: Promising Returns

The strategic design of our online M.S. in Accounting program equips you for a management-level accounting career by providing you with the soft skills necessary to lead as well as the technical skills required to take your accounting expertise to the next level.

JOB TITLE

MEDIAN INCOME

Accountant / Auditor

$70,5002

Budget Analyst

$76,2203

Financial Manager

$127,9904

Financial Analyst

$85,6605

Program Outcomes: Precision and Performance

Whatever the job calls for, you'll be ready to handle the numbers and keep finances on track. When you complete your online M.S. in Accounting, you'll be ready to:

  • Use advanced accounting knowledge to address organizational issues
  • Evaluate complex accounting situations
  • Assess emerging and global accounting issues that can contribute to organizational success
  • Articulate a process for making ethical decisions
  • Manage accounting teams to achieve established goals
  • Communicate complex financial information in a clear and concise manner

Take Your Career to the Next Level

Earn an accounting degree that prepares you for new opportunities and success. Request more information or call 877-308-9954.

*Certification requirements vary by state; it is the responsibility of individual students to review all requirements and criteria for the state in which they are seeking certification.

Sources:

1Stash, Steven (2019, July 11). How to Make the Accountant Unemployment Rate Work for You. Retrieved from https://www.roberthalf.com/blog/job-market/a-look-at-the-quarterly-accountant-unemployment-rate.
2Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Accountants and Auditors. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm.
3Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Budget Analysts. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/budget-analysts.htm.
4Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Analysts. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm.
5Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Managers. Retrieved from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/financial-managers.htm.