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The Impact of the Mason MS in Accounting on Your Career

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Our dedicated career services team offers you personalized career coaching and planning services for life. That means even after you graduate, you will have access to our career services staff and our broad network of employers to find accounting jobs and further your accounting career.

Those who earn an MS in Accounting and pass the CPA exam have greater accounting career opportunities and earning potential. In addition to the accounting job opportunities that exist within accounting firms, CPAs can advance to positions including, but not limited to, chief financial officer, controller, and chief operating officer.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that U.S. accounting jobs 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 least 7% from 2010-2020 or about 5,500 new jobs. 

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

$10,738 higher average starting salary earned by George Mason MS in Accounting graduates versus those with only a bachelor's degree

26% of Mason MS in Accounting graduates received a signing bonus

64% of Mason MS in Accounting graduates had secured a job by the time of their graduation