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Master of Science in Accounting Career Outlook

Enhance Your Career With Our Online Accounting Degree

Transfer friendly

Management focused

  • CPA Preparation: Graduate ready to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
  • Management Competency Focus: Gain a broad base of management competencies alongside new accounting skills.
  • Add to Your Degree: Double major with an MBA, if desired.

Earn your CPA and boost your career with Carlow’s online graduate program in accounting.

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Elevate Your Accounting Salary Potential

Managing Accountant or Auditor $78,540 per year1

Financial Specialist $77,300 per year1

Accountant or Auditor $77,250 per year1

Tax, Bookkeeping and Payroll Services $77,080 per year1

Career Outlook for Accounting Graduates

With your master’s degree in accounting plus a CPA license, you could advance to leadership and management positions in the field. You can pursue these positions in any industry that employs accountants.

  • The highest 10 percent of accountants and auditors earned more than $128,970 per year in May 2021.1
  • About 136,400 openings for accountants and auditors are projected from 2021 to 2031.2
  • Food manufacturing, mining, electric power generation, retail, transportation and insurance are some of the fastest-growing industries for accountants and auditors.3

Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired

  • Acquire advanced knowledge of accounting and finance to prepare for the CPA exam.
  • Demonstrate broad management competencies.
  • Identify and use accounting and tax resources to support decision-making.

Career Support

Launching your business career is a huge step, and our team of instructors is ready to help you succeed.

Established Partnerships

Carlow has strong relationships with multiple corporations and organizations that help give you access to employer discounts as well as potential internships and employment.

Experienced Faculty

Our faculty are well-connected and have years of experience in business and management. They’re prepared to help you find your path and able to introduce you to others who can help.

Career Planning Services

Carlow provides career advising sessions, career-related programming, job search support and employer engagement on and off campus.

A Caring Network

Our vibrant community of students embodies the values of the Sisters of Mercy. Our alumni network and current students are ready to support each other in their careers.