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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

The Impact of the Mason MSA on Your Accounting Career

2015 Mason Masters in Accounting career DataOur dedicated career services team offers you personalized career consulting services for life.

Those who earn a masters in accounting and pass the CPA exam have greater accounting career opportunities and earning potential. In addition to the opportunities that exist within accounting firms, CPAs can advance to positions including, but not limited to, chief financial officer, controller, and chief operating officer.. That means throughout your time in the MS in Accounting program and even after you graduate, you will have access to our career services and our broad network of employers.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that U.S. jobs for accountants and auditors will grow by 16% from 2010-2020, adding about 190,700 new accounting jobs. For accountants working as tax examiners and revenue agents the job growth is expected to be at 7% from 2010-2020 or about 5,500 new jobs.

KPMG considers Mason a top 50 university for hiring accounting students.

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Career Services at George Mason

 

$10,738

higher average starting salary earned by George Mason MS in Accounting graduates versus those with only a bachelor's degree

66%

of Mason MS in Accounting graduates received a signing bonus

85.7%

of Mason MS in Accounting graduates had secured a job by the time of their graduation

 

Average Salaries for Accounting Careers

  Big 4 Firm Industry Average Average Experience
Entry Level $55,000 $46,000-63,000 First year
Junior Staff Accountant $46,000-63,000 $40,000-80,000 1 - 2 years
Senior Staff Accountant $65,000-95,000 $70,000 3 - 5 years
Manager $65,000-140,000 $85,000 6 - 7 years
Senior Manager $72,000-160,000 $115,000 7+ years
Partner $200,000-3,000,000 $150,000 10+ years