What is the MSADA degree?
Successful leaders of tomorrow require a mastery of accounting and business principles and the ability to aggregate and analyze data in a meaningful way. The MSADA curriculum is carefully designed to ensure our students have the knowledge and tools necessary to be leaders in their chosen career-paths. Our program enables students to use data-driven approaches, leverage technology tools, and apply analytical techniques to solve business problems. Our program is unique because we focus on experiential learning where students take what they learn in the classroom and apply it to real life. They have the opportunity to work with real clients, providing solutions that have a lasting impact on society. Top employers need problem solvers that have the tools necessary to make data-informed business decision. The MSADA is perfectly suited to deliver.
How does the MSADA maximize my academic potential?
Employers of today want top talent to meet the increasing demands of business. A Kelley MSADA is a STEM-designated degree in high-demand. You will learn mastery of accounting principles, data-analysis and interpretation, statistical analysis, business intelligence, among others. The MSADA prepares you for lasting career success. It’s well worth the effort: 95% of MSADA students receive job offers in their intended field within 90 days of graduation.
How long does a MSADA degree take?
The intensive two-semester curriculum opens a variety of accounting career paths, including taxation, auditing and risk management, corporate accounting, management consulting, banking and financial services, and governmental and nonprofit organizations.
What is the cost of the MSADA degree?
Your investment in your education will offer great returns, delivering skills to advance your career from day one. All applicants are considered for merit-based financial awards, but no separate application is necessary. More than half of students admitted to the MSADA program have received merit-based financial awards from the Kelley School's Graduate Accounting Programs (GAP). Graduate assistantships (GAs), including teaching assistantships and GAP fellowships, can make your MSADA investment even stronger. See our tuition and financial aid page.
Do I need a business degree to enroll in the MSADA program?
The MSADA is a specialized graduate degree for accounting or finance undergraduate students. However, earning a business degree is not required. We encourage students from all backgrounds who wish to find a fulfilling career in accounting to consider our MSADA program. To help ensure student success, applicants must complete all prerequisites before beginning the MSADA program. See our prerequisite courses page. If you have questions about whether your prior coursework would satisfy these requirements, please contact Evan Gerstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will the MSADA set me on a path to a fulfilling career?
An in-depth knowledge of accounting prepares MSADA graduates for success in assurance, data analytics, risk management, or taxation—and commands higher salaries as graduates’ careers progress. See our employment statistics for employment rates and compensation. The Kelley School of Business has relationships with more than 500 companies across the world. Our graduates have been recruited to a variety of firms including Crowe, Cummins, Deloitte, EY, FORVIS, Grant Thornton, KPMG, PwC, and more. MSADA graduates also have access to Kelley’s world-class career services team for the rest of their professional career. Obtaining the MSADA now ensures there are no obstacles facing you as you start your professional career and seek higher-level positions that require advanced graduate degrees.
The MSADA and Graduate Career Services teams will work with you to uncover your strengths and find your passion. Knowing who you are will prepare you to take on real-world challenges in your field consulting and throughout your career. With this valuable support, you’ll be ready to face the challenges and opportunities that come your way.