Career Services: Support For Your Continued Growth

Our MS in Accounting program will not only provide you with the knowledge and skills you need in order to be successful in accounting, it will also provide you with a strong professional network that will enable you to grow and develop your career. The timing of the program enables candidates to launch their careers in January–the industry’s busy season, when accounting professionals are in high demand. Global, national, regional and local area firms have been well pleased with the MS in Accounting alums who have joined their ranks. In fact, alumni of the program often reach out in order to hire recent graduates. In the past five years, 98% of graduates with authorization to work in the U.S. have ended the program with job offers in hand.

Students who enter the program without existing job offers receive assistance in their career search. Advisors meet with candidates to better understand their aspirations, critique and circulate resumes to surrounding firms and hiring agencies, and conduct mock interviews. Faculty referrals and career guidance are common along with networking events featuring local firms and alumni from the program.

Over half of our students enter the program with a job offer contingent upon completing 150 credit hours of study in order to become CPA exam eligible. These students are welcome to visit with an advisor or faculty member to review career options, refine their resume and make alumni connections

Our Services

Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Professional Accounting provides valuable career resources to its students. We can help you to make the most out of your professional opportunities with services including:

Career Outcomes

Full-Time Job Offer Rate for Recent Graduates

Over the past five years, 98% of graduates with authorization to work in the U.S. have received full time job offers in the accounting field.

Our Alumni Network

There’s a real power in a personal network. The Graduate School of Professional Accounting, established over 50 years ago, has a passionate and loyal alumni base you’ll be able to connect with while you’re earning your degree and long afterward. Our 3,000 graduates—partners, directors, managers, and associates—are links in a supportive chain stretching from Boston to Beijing and beyond. In fact, many alumni of the program often reach out in order to hire recent graduates. 

Northeastern’s Office of Alumni Relations is also happy to connect you to the larger community of 40,000+ graduates via events, programs, services, chapters and groups, volunteer opportunities, and more. Our alumni represent a diverse range of businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies across the country and around the world.


The abbreviated length of the program accelerated my career—I was offered an internship position in the spring semester and have now accepted a full time position.”

KRISTOPHER MORAN, MSA’17