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Master of Science in Accounting

Our nearly 100 percent employment rate (within 90 days of graduation) puts you in a great position to start your career.

In today’s global business world, accounting professionals are vital to any management team. Whether you've always had a talent for accounting or are just discovering it, the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree gives you the expertise you need to become a Certified Public Accountant and secure a position with a professional services firm or prestigious corporation. 

In the Master of Science in Accounting Program, you'll benefit from the Kelley School of Business's outstanding faculty members and our innovative curriculum focusing on real-world experiences.

The tools you need to become a CPA

The MSA degree is an intensive, one-year full-time graduate degree program for students who have already earned an undergraduate business degree. In this program, students:

  • Develop valuable advanced financial skills in a technical accounting curriculum
  • Gain real-world experience in team-based, corporate-sponsored field consulting projects
  • Achieve in-depth knowledge about assurance and risk management or taxation.
  • Complete the 150-hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam in most states

Exclusive CPA Review Course: At the end of the MSA program, you can take advantage of a six-week Fast Pass CPA review course offered by Becker, the most trusted and recommended name in CPA review courses. This is an exclusive offer only for Kelley graduate accounting students—perfectly timed to help you prepare for the CPA exam. Kelley pass rate is 97% with the national pass rate at 48%.

Field Consulting: Many students learn best through experience. In the field consulting component of the MSA degree, students work in small teams to consult with local businesses or organizations from a variety of economic sectors to identify real business problems and formulate and implement solutions. Read about one student's field-consulting experience.


The Kelley School’s Graduate Career Services (GCS) office facilitates recruiting opportunities, career coaching, mentoring, and supports MSA students in every aspect of the career search. And with our record of a nearly 100 percent placement rate, you're poised to get a great job after graduation. You will be well prepared for careers in:

  • Auditing and risk management
  • Corporate accounting
  • Management consulting
  • Banking and financial services
  • Governmental and nonprofit organizations
  • Taxation practices