Career Opportunities

Choose the accounting path that excites you most


Job placement rate for MS in Accounting domestic graduates in the last five years

The accounting industry is undergoing a digital transformation—and that translates into more opportunities for accounting experts who understand big data. Employers are looking for tech-savvy leaders who know how to navigate change and think on their feet. With that in mind, we designed the MS in Accounting program to prepare you to meet the demands of the industry today and in the future.

Your comprehensive accounting education—plus the analytical and management skills you've developed during the program—will position you to pursue these rewarding roles in the public or the corporate sector:

  • Auditor
  • Tax accountant
  • Financial analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Controller
  • Professor of accounting
  • Consultant
  • Chief financial officer

This MS in Accounting program has challenged my abilities and pushed me to improve upon all the skills I developed throughout my undergraduate studies. Beyond building the advanced technical and analytical skills expected from the program, there is an additional emphasis on communication. Particularly, the art of articulating information and communicating it in an organized, timely fashion, which is an essential quality expected out of today's professionals. 


Student services will help you reach your goals

You have a vision for the accounting career you want, and student services will provide complete support to help you get there. Employers reach out directly to the Graduate School of Public Accounting because they value our graduates as leaders and innovators, and our staff work tirelessly to connect you with the opportunities that are right for you.

During the program, you'll work closely with a dedicated career advisor to plan your strategy and begin your job search. Your student services experience will include . . .

  • Personalized one-on-one coaching
  • Introductions to influential alumni
  • Resume review and interview coaching

Even if you already have a job offer contingent on passing your CPA exam, we welcome you to work with us to go over all your options, refine your resume, and connect with our distinguished accounting alumni.

Position yourself for career success

Join an elite group of alumni

Our career support extends far beyond your time in the program—you'll enjoy the benefits of a lifelong Northeastern connection once you become part of our outstanding alumni network. In particular, the Graduate School of Professional Accounting has a passionate and loyal alumni base with more than 3,000 members, many of whom recruit our graduates every year. They know the quality of our program firsthand, and their confidence in the caliber of a Northeastern accounting education will open doors for you.  

You'll join a large and energetic group of MBA alumni from D'Amore-McKim, numbering more than 58,000 members, as well as 300,000+ Northeastern grads who enjoy giving back to the community. Our alumni network spans 181 countries, with members who regularly connect through events, programs, services, chapters, volunteering, and more.

Get connected to our network

Questions? Get in touch.

Angela Mittiga

Associate Director of Graduate Advising, Graduate School of Professional Accounting