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M.S. in Accounting Career Outlook

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Seton Hall’s Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.A.C.) is designed specifically to prepare professionals with minimal background in accounting to enter and thrive in the accounting profession. As you progress through the program, you will earn the credits you need to sit for the CPA exam. But you will also receive the personal attention, networking opportunities and career services you need to focus on your accounting career path.

The online M.S.A.C. degree prepares graduates for a steadily growing and financially rewarding profession whether you are looking for a career change to accounting or to excel higher and become a CPA. There were a reported 1,538,400 accountants and auditors in 2022. About 126,500 openings for accountants and auditors are projected each year, on average, from 2022 to 2032.1

This program gives you the skillset needed for positions with average salaries ranging from $63,532 to $159,996,2 including job titles such as:

  • Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Controller
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Tax Manager
  • Senior Tax Manager
  • Tax Director

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A Practical Education

To ensure that you receive a practical, career-oriented education, the M.S.A.C, program was also created and is regularly updated in consultation with an advisory board made up of current employees and alumni of top firms and organizations that include:

  • PwC
  • Evangelista & Company
  • Magone & Company, P.C.
  • KPMG
  • Crowe Horwath
  • Deloitte
  • New Jersey Society of CPAs
  • EY
  • CohnReznick
  • RSM 
  • Withum 
  • IRS 
  • Prudential 
  • Verizon 

During your M.S.A.C. studies, you will have the opportunity to network with program alumni and advisory board members who are employed at prestigious firms such as Deloitte, EY, KPMG, PwC and Prudential. In addition, students who graduate from this program are actively recruited by the Big Four and other prominent accounting firms and major corporations.

An online M.S.A.C. from Seton Hall University provides more than a practical education to become a CPA. You will combine the flexibility of online learning and benefits of personal attention with the technical knowledge you need for success in your accounting career. Contact an Online Admissions Counselor at (844) 823-1198 to learn more or Request More Information.

1 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Accountants and Auditors: (visited on 3/1/24)

2 Average salary figures accessed on 3/1/2024 at, using the auditor and tax director positions as the lower and upper limits.

*Seton Hall University will waive the $75 application fee for qualified students who submit a completed application within a 3 week period for our 2021-2022 start dates to one of the following online programs: M.S.N. in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) or Master of Science in Accounting (M.S.A.C.).The fee waiver program is for United States citizens and permanent residents only and is subject to change without notice. Fees paid previously are non-refundable. Connect with your enrollment counselor for more information.