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Your Accounting Corporate Residency: Making It Real

To launch a new career in accounting at a top firm, your education will need to be more than just a dynamic classroom environment. It’s going to take learning that only comes from relevant, meaningful experience. Our MS in Accounting/MBA is distinguished in providing an advanced, engaging curriculum while offering you the opportunity to build confidence and a lifetime of valuable connections that will help you stand out professionally. That is where our internship program makes the difference.

Built into our MS In Accounting/MBA dual degree program is a transformative, 3-month paid corporate residency at a leading firm during the accounting busy season. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill corporate residency. It’s an opportunity to accelerate your career with unparalleled experience, skills, and insights that are relevant and applicable to real-world public accounting and business challenges.

The Corporate Residency Process

Six months into your studies, you will embark on a 3-month paid residency at one of our corporate partners. This will not only offer you valuable experience in the field, but also one-on-one guidance of a seasoned mentor. You will be right on the front line of a reputable accounting firm as they enter the height of busy season. Your corporate residency will be a chance for you to put into practice the collective insights and skills you have developed in the classroom. It gives you the opportunity to do “real world work with real responsibilities” at an associate level and as part of a talented team.

Our staff will work diligently with you to find your best fit for your corporate residency.

By the Numbers


All of our Class of 2018 graduates in the last 4 years have been offered and accepted full-time positions.


The average salary earned during the 3-month residency is more than $15,000.


Robert Half International finds that a master’s in accounting increases salaries by 23% when compared to holding a bachelor’s degree only.

The internship is a sure-fire way to jumpstart your career. The dual degree gives you the credentials you need for long-term success.

Allison Hammerly, MSA/MBA ’16