Exploring a career in accounting? Interested in earning 150 credit hours and sitting for your CPA exam? The graduate accounting programs at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business can help you get there.

Whether you are an accounting major looking to earn your master's degree, or a college graduate with an academic or professional background in a different industry, D'Amore-McKim offers advanced degrees that will equip you with the skills you need to be successful.

Our MS in Accounting and MS in Accounting/MBA programs will prepare you to master essential accounting principles and acquire the technical skills you'll need as big data transforms the industry. Join us for a deep dive into our two unique program offerings and discover how they can prepare you for an accounting career in a rapidly evolving business world.

Agenda

  • 10:00 AM – Introduction & Panel 
  • Hear firsthand from current students, recent alumni and our Admissions team about the MS in Accounting and MS in Accounting MBA programs at D'Amore-McKim School of Business 
  • 11:00 AM – Exploring the CPA Exam 
  • Find out how the MS in Accounting and MS in Accounting/MBA programs will help prepare you for the CPA examination.  Professor of Accounting and Accounting Group Chair, Timothy J. Rupert will discuss requirements for the CPA exam, expectations in the classroom and strategies to maximize your experience in the programs for the best possible result.  
  • 11:45 AM – Meet & Greet 
  • Get to know our students, alumni, and admissions team through mini-networking sessions in Zoom. 

Faculty Speaker

Tim Rupert
Professor of Accounting

Timothy J. Rupert is an Accounting Professor and Accounting Group Chair. Professor Rupert's research interests include cognitive and decision making processes of taxpayers and tax practitioners. His research uses behavioral methodologies to examine the impact of changes in the structure of the tax system on decision making and fairness perceptions. Professor Rupert is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of the American Taxation Association, Behavioral Research in Accounting, Advances in Taxation, and Advances in Behavioral Accounting Research.

Student Panelists

Cal Bettinson – MSA/MBA '22, Northeastern University '20, PwC 

Cal grew up in York, Maine, and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University this past spring at Fenway Park. While there, Cal was able to develop an interest in the diverging area of health care and fintech and take part in two Boston-based co-op experiences at Advent International and Kyruus. He was able to work in private equity on Advent's finance team and learn about healthcare technology as an accountant at Kyruus for the past year and a half. Cal is the third generation in his family to go to Northeastern and loved his time in undergrad, where he was introduced to many opportunities, both academically and personally. In his free time, he enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, cooking, and traveling. Cal is excited to be back at Northeastern and to continue his accounting career in the Boston area.

Siren Chen – MSA/MBA, '22, Bard College '20, Deloitte 

Growing up as a metropolitan who strategically split her time between Tokyo and Beijing, Siren decided to attend Bard College in New York. There, she developed a unique sociohistorical lens to analyze real life economic issues. Her undergraduate research thesis revealed the forces that sustained inelastic Chinese female consumer demands during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout academic research and internship experience in various industries, Siren uncovered her passion for leveraging analytics to drive strategic insights for businesses and developed a long-term goal of working in audit and consulting. In her spare time, she is also a competitive squash player and a marathon runner. Siren looks forward to launching her career in public accounting and exploring how her multicultural background will interact with what Boston has to offer.

Travis Grant – MSA/MBA '22, Haverford College, '20, KPMG

What does “Nature's Little Secret” and a set of dominoes have in common? On the surface, absolutely nothing! But now, we have your attention. A diehard Chelsea FC, Miami Heat, and New York Mets fan, Trav doesn't play when it comes to his teams. However, off the court and field, you can usually catch Trav writing poetry or adding to his sock & sneaker collections. Like a bottle of Cruzan Rum, he is full of island flavor and packs a subtle punch, hailing from the small Caribbean island of Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Fresh out of high school, he came to the U.S during the summer of 2016, and now five years later, he is ready to take the world by storm. Truly blessed and humbled to be a part of this great program, Trav aspires to build a network of life-long friends, partnerships, and resources to make an impact on his community and those who have helped pave the way before him.

 

Sriyash Prajval Kadiyala – MSA/MBA '22, Grinnell College '21, Deloitte 

Sriyash is from Kolkata, India and speaks both Hindi and English. At Grinnell, Sriyash was a member of the Political Science Student Education and Policy Committee, a writing mentor, sat on the committee for planning TEDx Grinnell College, a member of the Alternative Break Board, and a community advisor. He also had an externship in Nuremberg, Germany, and studied abroad for a semester in London. Sriyash's hobbies include watching airline videos, reading non-fiction books, listening to Feynman lectures, and swimming. He is a diehard fan of Swiss tennis player Roger Federer and the English football club Manchester United. Sriyash admittedly owns too many Mickey Mouse t-shirts. Some fun facts about Sriyash are that he physically bumped into three British cabinet ministers while interning at Parliament last fall and has done sixteen consecutive hours of improv for a fundraiser.

Saleh Malcoln – MSA/MBA '22, SUNY Albany '21, PwC 

Selah was born in Huntington, New York but completed most of her secondary education in Atlanta, Georgia. During undergrad, Selah was a member of the University at Albany Division I Women's Volleyball team. Along with being a full-time student-athlete, she served on the university's Student Athlete Advisory Committee, eventually becoming Vice President for the 2020-2021 academic year. As a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Selah was responsible for communicating with the school and conference on behalf of the student-athletes. Her academic work and community engagement awarded her The Warren E. Winslow and Amy P. Fey Endowment Achievement Award. Her background as an athlete has afforded her valuable skills such as resiliency, discipline, and self confidence. Selah graduated summa cum laude from the University at Albany in May 2021 and plans on mentoring other young minorities. Her interests include fitness, listening to music, and traveling. Selah is also in the process of becoming a certified yoga instructor.

Matt Bloomer – MSA '21, Castleton State College, '21, Grant Thornton

Matthew Bloomer finished his MS in Accounting degree in December 2021 and will a start full-time position with Grant Thornton in January 2022.  He completed his undergraduate degree in May 2021 at Castleton State College in Vermont, earning a bachelor's of science in Accounting and Business Management. 

Louisa Harriman – MSA '21, Northeastern University '21, PwC 

Louisa Harriman recently graduated from the MS in Accounting program in December 2021 and has started a full-time position with PwC in Boston. She is a Double Husky, who attended Northeastern for her undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting.  Prior to Northeastern, she attended Bunker Hill Community College.  Passionate about taxation, Louisa lists her hobbies as “achieving the improbable, rescuing spiders, and helping people figure out what they want to do with their life.”

Other Speakers

Julie Chasse

Julie Chasse is the Director of the Graduate School of Professional Accounting and is responsible for overseeing the graduate accounting programs including recruiting, admissions, scholarships, curriculum, advising, internship, and career services. Prior to working at Northeastern, she taught college-level accounting and worked as a Tax Manager at EY.

Lizbeth Jones

Lizbeth Jones is the Assistant Director for the Graduate School of Professional Accounting