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Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Accounting

Alumni Spotlight

Fiona Devan

Fiona Devan BS'88, MBA'99

Executive Director of Human Resources, Cummins Power Generation

Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Accounting taught me to be analytical. As a leader, you have to be able to analyze and truly understand the issues in order to set the vision.”


Master's (MBA and Specialized)

A Competitive Advantage

The Kelley School offers three master’s degree options for students interested in accounting: a traditional Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an accounting major or minor, an MBA in Accounting, and a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA). Kelley’s hands-on approach to learning will prepare you to immediately add value to your job after graduation, and the MBA in Accounting and MSA offer everything you’ll need to become a certified public accountant.

Undergraduate accounting and finance students who are admitted to the MBA in Accounting program as juniors can complete a bachelor’s degree and MBA in Accounting within five years. If you’re entering the MSA program without an undergraduate degree in accounting, you can catch up in our Intensive Summer Session.

3/2 MBA program

Kelley students can complete both a Bachelor of Science and an MBA in Accounting or Financial Analysis in five years, enabling them to be more competitive in the job market. You’ll leave this program well prepared for a financial services career in a corporation or public accounting firm. Learn more about the Kelley 3/2 MBA.

Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)

Students who are interested in audit or tax careers in a professional service firm can enhance their chances of landing such a position with an MSA from Kelley. The program can be completed in just one year. Learn more about the Kelley Master of Science in Accounting.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Students who enter Kelley’s two-year, full-time MBA program can major or minor in several areas, including accounting. The innovative and flexible curriculum is designed to meet your specific professional objectives through elements such as our industry-focused academies. Learn more about the Kelley MBA.


Our graduates are ready to dive into challenging jobs. Our field consulting course places students in direct contact with local businesses and organizations to solve real-world business problems. In our field study component, groups of MBA in Accounting students go on location with a host organization—typically in Europe—and engage in meaningful projects that have real-world impact. And our traditional MBA students gain specialized, field-specific knowledge and experience through our MBA academies and summer opportunities such as internships.

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