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M.S. in Accounting Career Outlook

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 career success in accounting.

The online M.S.A.C. degree prepares graduates for a steadily growing and financially rewarding profession. The accounting field is expected to see steady growth, with professionals offering strong technical knowledge poised to take advantage of the increase in career opportunities. There were a reported 1,436,100 accountants and auditors in 2020. About 125,700 openings for accountants and auditors are projected each year, on average, over the decade.1

This program gives you the skillset needed for positions that pay median salaries ranging from $84,193 to $150,349,2 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

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 CPA education. 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 US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Accountants and Auditors: (visited on 11/19/20)

2 Median salary figures accessed on 11/19/20 at, using the tax manager and financial controller positions as lower and upper limits.