D'Amore-McKim has a proven track record of helping non-accounting, liberal arts majors start new careers in accounting. 100% of our MS in Accounting/MBA graduates over the last three years have been offered full-time jobs at regional, national, and Big Four accounting firms.
As you consider your career options after completing your undergraduate degree, take a closer look at accounting:
Q: Why pursue a career in accounting?
A: Accounting provides a challenging, stimulating work environment that is constantly evolving and changing. Far from just number-crunchers, accountants work closely with their co-workers and clients as trusted business advisors. There are many opportunities for travel and career advancement, so you won't be chained to your desk. Blue shirts are purely optional.
Q: What types of career paths are available?
A: With an advanced degree in Accounting, you have many long-term career options. You may want to move into a senior management role in a Public Accounting firm. You may want to work in an accounting or finance role within a private company. You may even want to branch out as an entrepreneur and start your own company. Having an advanced degree helps open new doors when you graduate and well into the future.
Q: Why would a liberal arts major pursue accounting?
A: If you are a motivated, achievement-oriented person who wants to advance your career in a versatile, challenging field, accounting may be the right profession for you. The D'Amore-McKim MS in Accounting/MBA is specifically designed for non-accounting majors who can begin the program right after they complete their undergraduate degree. The most common reasons students enter our program:
- Took an accounting course, or knows someone in the accounting profession
- Want a solid foundation in business management
- Love their liberal arts concentration but are interested in finding a profession with a more stable and defined career path
Q: How can I make the career change?
A: The D'Amore-McKim MS in Accounting/MBA is specifically designed to help non-accounting, liberal arts majors launch their careers in accounting. In just 15 months, you can earn two degrees - a Master of Science in Accounting and an MBA - and become prepared to take the CPA exam. No prior knowledge of accounting or work experience is necessary, so you can get started on your MSA/MBA as soon as you have completed your undergraduate degree. As part of the program, you will complete a three-month paid residency at a public accounting firm, gaining professional experience during the accounting profession's busiest season (January - March).
Q: Where can I learn more?
A: We would be delighted to discuss your interest in accounting and help you to determine if it is a strong match for your career goals. Please contact the Graduate School of Professional Accounting at email@example.com or 617.373.3244 to speak with an Admissions Counselor and have your questions answered.