Experience the real world of accounting.

100%

corporate residency placement rate

$15k

average salary earned during the 3-month residency

3 months

professional industry experience

Your paid corporate residency gives you real experience working in accounting before you even graduate the program—plus the chance to build your network at a Big 4 or other globally known accounting firm. During your three-month residency, you’ll be paired with a seasoned mentor for one-on-one guidance.

This residency definitely isn’t about watching from the sidelines—it’s a fast-paced, exciting immersion in the day-to-day realities of a top accounting firm. You’ll be working at the associate level during accounting’s busy season, so you’ll have real responsibilities and solve problems as part of a team. You’ll be able to apply the lessons you’re learning in the classroom and tackle challenges that will boost your confidence.

Take note: 95 percent of our graduates are hired by the firms that hosted their corporate residencies.

[Advice for future students] The program is intended to provide an opportunity for students to interact with accounting professionals from various accounting firms. The placement process is important and one should prepare for it. Consider doing research to educate yourself on the various organizations. During interviews, be yourself and try not to stress because it’s important to come across authentically. Meet as many people as you can at all different levels from each organization to get a feel for the culture.

SHAWN HANRAHAN, MSA/MBA’02

Meet our employers

“Students from the Northeastern MSA/MBA program do so well because liberal arts is part of their education. It’s all about thinking, communicating, and problem-solving..When you combine the technical and soft skills, it results in a really good auditor.”

“Because Northeastern students are with us during the busy season, they spend most of their time on-site, interacting with our clients. This is a huge advantage. It’s the real thing.”

The accounting corporate residency enabled me to build the self-confidence necessary to excel at work and also gave me the opportunity to develop strong relationships within the company that will help me begin my full-time career on the right foot.”

Victoria Sponsel, MSA/MBA’18