Your Masters in Accounting Leads to Measurable Success
Wake Forest University’s Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) is one of the top accounting programs in the U.S. With an unmatched CPA pass rate, we are a premier recruiting school for leading firms and historically 100% of our students are employed at graduation.
Two Options to Earn your MSA
Two-semester program: For students who enter the Wake Forest MSA program having accepted (or plan to accept) a job offer that will begin after completion of the program. Students who pursue the two-semester program graduate in May.
Three-semester program: For students who enter the MSA program without a job offer. This program includes an internship during the spring semester. Students who pursue the three-semester program graduate in December.
- Assurance Services.
- Tax Consulting.
- Financial Transaction Services (unique to Wake Forest).
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A major benefit of the MSA program is the professional internship, a nine-week paid position that provides real-world experience for those students in our three-semester program. Internships are for those who enter the MSA program without a post-MSA job offer and are completed in the spring semester during the busy accounting season. Throughout its history, the MSA program has consistently placed 100% of students in rewarding internships, with most receiving multiple offers. Almost all of our students receive a full-time job offer from their internship.
CPA Exam Preparation
A critical objective, in completing your MSA education, is to achieve a passing score on the CPA exam. The Wake Forest MSA program takes the CPA review seriously and has partnered with nationally recognized Becker CPA Exam Review to help you prepare. Our faculty facilitates the review sessions, which occurs in May and June, after the second semester of the program. As a result, Wake Forest has earned the #1 pass rate in the nation 13 times since establishing the MSA program in 1997, according to the Uniform CPA Examination Candidate Performance. In fact, the program has ranked first or second in all but one year over that time period.
- 100% Employment at Graduation.
- Students typically receive multiple job offers with competitive salaries at major regional, national and international accounting and finance firms.
Meet the Firms
During the twice-yearly “Meet the Firms” events in April and July, you’ll network with leading accounting financial services firms while refining your career goals and making invaluable connections.
A nine-week paid position during busy season provides real-world experience for students in our three-semester program.
The Center for Market Readiness & Employment offers programs and resources to help you grow in your professional development.
- One-on-one career coaching.
- Mock interview sessions.
- Summer workshops and career panels.
- Resume review.
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