Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Fanatic
GMAT 770, GPA 3.46
Emory Goizueta | Mr. Multimedia
GRE 308, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Sovereign Wealth Fund
GMAT 730, GPA 3.55
Harvard | Mr. Smart Operations
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Darden | Mr. Strategy Manager
GRE 321, GPA 3.5
Ross | Mr. Airline Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.73
Stanford GSB | Mr. Corporate VC Hustler
GMAT 780, GPA 3.17
Wharton | Mr. Marketing Director
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Ross | Ms. Healthcare Startup
GRE 321, GPA 3.51
Kellogg | Mr. Real Estate Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Georgetown McDonough | Ms. Air Force
GMAT 610, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. JD To MBA
GRE 326, GPA 3.01
Harvard | Mr. MacGruber
GRE 313, GPA 3.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Poet At Heart
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Yale | Mr. Ukrainian Biz Man
GRE 310, GPA 4.75 out of 5
Darden | Mr. Former Scientist
GMAT 680, GPA 3.65
Stanford GSB | Mr. Sustainable Business
GRE 331, GPA 3.86
Wharton | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Yale | Ms. Impact Investing
GRE 323, GPA 3.8
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Food Waste Warrior
GMAT Not written yet (around 680), GPA 3.27
Stanford GSB | Ms. Future Tech Exec
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Mr. Finance To Education
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Rice Jones | Mr. Back To School
GRE 315, GPA 3.0
Columbia | Mr. Aussie Military Man
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0 (rough conversion from Weighted Average Mark)
Harvard | Mr. Hopeful Philanthropist
GMAT 710, GPA 3.74
Stanford GSB | Mr. FinTech
GMAT Not Taken Yet, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Analytics Man
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1

Accounting Master’s At 100 Top Business Schools

Interior of the Ross School of Business

Interior of the Ross School of Business

It looks to be a banner year for newly minted bean counters. More companies are planning to hire graduates of accounting master’s programs this year over last year, the Graduate Management Admission Council has just reported. Thirty-four per cent of companies that responded to GMAC’s annual employer survey said they planned to hire people with accounting master’s this year, up from 29% last year. And according to professional staffing firm Robert Half International, business growth is pushing up demand for accountants in corporate and public accounting.

“General accounting skills are in demand, and payroll, billing and other areas that support business growth continue to see steady hiring activity, as well,” says a 2016 Robert Half report. “Companies continue to hire financial and business analysts to help them identify growth opportunities. They also seek accountants with specialized experience in revenue recognition, generally accepted accounting principles and Securities and Exchange Commission reporting.” Robert Half forecasts salaries for entry-level general accounting jobs in mid-sized companies to range from $45,000 to $55,000 this year.

Accounting Master’s At 100 Top Business Schools

RankSchoolProgramDurationTuition
13University of Michigan Ross School of BusinessAccounting8 monthsIn-state: $44,800; out-of-state: $49,800
16NYU Stern School of BusinessAccounting10 months$51,500 (expected)
17University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business SchoolAccounting (also online version)1 year (online: 15-36 months)In-state: $41,988; out-of-state: $59,801 (online: about $60,000)
18University of Texas-Austin McCombs School of BusinessProfessioinal Accounts1 yearIn-state: $22,969-$35,656; out-of-state: $39,865-$57,294 (tuition amounts depend on any waived courses)
20Emory University Goizueta Business SchoolBBA/Master of Professional Accounting (4+1 combined degree)1 yearnot available
21Indiana University Kelley School of BusinessAccounting1 year$34,350
22University of Washington Foster School of BusinessProfessional Accounting9 monthsIn-state, Auditing & Assurance track: $19,500; Taxation track $22,800. Out-of-state, $24,600 either track
24Notre Dame Mendoza College of BusinessAccountancy10 months$48,530
25Michigan State Broad College of BusinessAccounting1 yearIn-state: $26,272; out-of-state: $46,912
27Rice University Jones GSBAccounting (starts fall 2016)10 months$50,000 (expected)
28Vanderbilt University Owen GSMAccounting (assurance)1 year$49,950
28Vanderbilt University Owen GSMAccounting (valuation)1 year$49,950
29University of Minnesota Carlson School of ManagementAccountancy1 yearIn-state: $19,400; out-of-state: $32,000
29University of Minnesota Carlson School of ManagementBusiness Taxation (part-time)18 months to 3 years$38,100
30Washington University Olin Business SchoolAccounting18 months$72,930
31Ohio State Fisher College of BusinessAccounting1 yearIn-state: $31,824; out-of-state: $51,296
32University of Wisconsin Wisconsin School of BusinessAccountancy2 yearsIn-state: $28,952; out-of-state: $58,584
32University of Wisconsin Wisconsin School of BusinessAccountancy (4+1 w/BBA)2 years (integrated with 4-year accounting BBA)In-state: $14,476; out-of-state: $29,292
33Penn State Smeal College of BusinessAccounting1 year$32,500
35University of Maryland Smith School of BusinessAccounting12 or 16 monthsIn-state: $46,140; out-of-state $55,590
36Arizona State Carey School of BusinessAccountancy9 monthsIn-state: $24,600; out-of-state: $40,800; international: $42,600
36Arizona State Carey School of BusinessTaxation9 monthsIn-state: $24,600; out-of-state: $40,800; international: $42,600
37University of Iowa Tippie College of BusinessAccountancy1-2 yearsIn-state: $14,883 (annual); out-of-state: $31,435 (annual)
38University of Rochester Simon Business SchoolAccountancy10 months; 17 months (internship track)$63,000
39Southern Methodist University Cox School of BusinessAccounting9 months$40,236
40University of Pittsburgh Katz GSBAccounting8 months

In-state: $27,218; out-of-state: $36,534

41Texas A & M Mays Business SchoolAccounting18 months$21,526.64
43Brigham Young University Marriott School of BusinessAccounting (also 4+1 for BYU undergraduates)2 yearsMormon Church members: $23,940; non-Mormons: $47,880 (4+1 total tuition: Mormons: $32,570; non-Mormons: $65,140)
44Purdue University Krannert School of ManagementAccounting10 monthsIn-state: $21,316; out-of-state: $39,582
45University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of BusinessAccounting Science1 YearIn-state: $23,250; out-of-state: $29,750
45University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of BusinessAccountancy1 Year$39,000 (+ $4,000 in fees)
45University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of BusinessTax (Chicago)1 Year$37,000
47U.C. Irvine Merage School of BusinessProfessional Accountancy1 year (three quarters)$44,100
48University of Georgia Terry College of BusinessAccountancy (also 4+1 w/BBA)2 semestersIn-state: $12,292; out-of-state: $26,920
49George Washington University School of BusinessAccountancy9 months (students with undergraduate accounting or business degrees); (other students 12-18 months) (part-time: 21-48 months for students with undergraduate accounting or business degrees; other students: 24-60 months)$46,350 (students with undergraduate accounting or business degrees); other students $55,620
50Temple University Fox School of BusinessAccountancy1 year$32,460
51Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of BusinessAccounting6-12 months$44,280
51Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of BusinessTaxationTaxation (part time; also online version)Row:38 Cell:5
52University of Texas-Dallas Jindal SOMAccounting (also online version)18 or 24 months (online: 18-24 months)In-state: 18 months: $23,967; 24 months: $26,760; out-of-state: 18 months: $45,444; 24 months: $48,452 (online: $29,640)
53University of Arizona Eller College of ManagementAccounting1 yearIn-state: $23,562; out-of-state: $41,884
53University of Arizona Eller College of ManagementAccounting: (oriented to international students)1 yearIn-state: $35,343; out-of-state: $62,826
54College of William & Mary Mason School of BusinessAccounting1 yearIn-state: $32,126; out-of-state: $42,382
55Babson CollegeAccounting<1 year$48, 792
56Texas Christian University Neeley School of BusinessAccounting1 year$42,450 (plus $2,900 in fees)
57U.C. Davis GSMProfessional Accountancy9 months$43,650
58University of Alabama Manderson GSBAccountancy9 monthsIn-state: $10,170; out-of-state: $25,950 (plus $2,500 in total course fees)
58University of Alabama Manderson GSBTax Accounting9 monthsIn-state: $10,170; out-of-state: $25,950 (plus $2,500 in total course fees)
59Boston College Carroll SOMAccounting1 year$46,500
60SUNY Buffalo SOMAccounting1 yearIn-state: $10,870 (+ $1,687 in fees); out-of-state: $22,210 (+ $1,687 in fees)
62University of Missouri Trulaske College of BusinessAccountancy (4+1 for U 0f M undergraduates)1 yearIn-state: $16,370, including fees; out-of-state: $33,989, including fees
63Tulane University Freeman School of BusinessAccounting1 year$45,000
64University of South Carolina Moore School of BusinessAccountancy1 yearIn-state: $15,840; out-of-state: $30,930
65North Carolina State Jenkins GSMAccounting (also part-time version)not available2013/14 data: In-state: $9,957/semester; out-of-state: $16,145/semester
66University of Miami School of Business AdministrationAccounting10 months$55,500
66University of Miami School of Business AdministrationAccounting (accelerated 4+1/2 program for U of M accounting undergraduates only)6 months$33,300
66University of Miami School of Business AdministrationTaxation10 months$55,500
67University of Oklahoma Price College of BusinesAccountancy1 yearIn-state: $12,835, including fees (approx.); out-of-state: $26,241, including fees (approx.)
67University of Oklahoma Price College of BusinessAccountancy (4+1, OU accounting majors only)1 semester after undergraduate$7,100, including fees, (approx. cost of final semester; tuition varies by courseload)
68Louisiana State Ourso College of BusinessAccounting30 credit hours (duration depends on courseload per semester)In-state: $10,418; out-of-state: $28,848
69CUNY Baruch College Zicklin School of BusinessAccountancy1 1/2 yearsIn-state: $16,544; out-of-state: $27,797 (based on full-time for two terms, part-time for final term; tuition figures based on minimum 31.5 total credits)
69CUNY Baruch College Zicklin School of BusinessTaxation1 yearIn-state: $16,544; out-of-state: $27,797 (based on full-time for two terms, part-time for final term; tuition figures based on minimum 31.5 total credits)
70University of Colorado Leeds School of BusinessAccounting9-21 months (also 4+1)$35,446
71University of Tennessee-Knoxville Haslam College of BusinessAccountancy10 monthsIn-state: $16,000 (plus $4,500 program fee); out-of-state $42,000 (plus $4,500 program fee)
72Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead SOMAccountancy1 year$43,200
73University of Connecticut Storrs School of BusinessAccounting1-1 1/2 years (also part-time)$28,875
73Rutgers Business SchoolFinancial Accounting1 yearIn-state: $28,588; out-of-state: $49,624
73Rutgers Business SchoolGovernmental Accounting (online)2 years$28,350
73Rutgers Business SchoolProfessional Accounting (part-time)2 yearsIn-state: $31,770; out-of-state: $55,140
73Rutgers Business SchoolTaxation (part-time)2 yearsIn-state: $31,770; out-of-state: $55,140
75University of Utah Eccles School of BusinessAccounting1 yearIn-state: $26,700; out-of-state: $49,500
76University of San Diego School of Business AdministrationAccountingSelf-paced$41,400
76University of San Diego School of Business AdministrationTaxationSelf-paced$41,400
77University of Cincinnati Lindner College of BusinessAccounting9 monthsIn-state: $20,958; out-of-state: $28,796
77University of Cincinnati Lindner College of BusinessTaxation (online)9 monthsIn-state: $20,958; out-of-state: $28,796
78American University Kogod School of BusinessAccounting (also part-time)2 years (approx.)$45,780-$57,225
78American University Kogod School of BusinessTaxation (also part-time)2 years (approx.)$45,780
79Baylor University Hankamer School of BusinessAccountancy1 year$49,995
79Baylor University Hankamer School of BusinessTaxation1 year$49,995
81Pepperdine University Graziadio Business SchoolAccounting1 year$49,650
82Iowa State College of BusinessAccounting9-12 monthsIn-state: $9,870-$14,805; out-of-state: $22,808-$34,212
82University of Arkansas Walton College of BusinessAccountancy1 yearIn-state: $17,702; out-of-state: $41,034
86Chapman University Argyros School of Business and EconomicsAccounting1 year$37,500
87University of Louisville College of BusinessAccountancy1 year$21,000
88Hofstra University Zarb School of BusinessAccounting18 months$36,540
88Hofstra University Zarb School of BusinessTaxation18 months$36,540
89Syracuse University Whitman SOMAccounting (also online version)9, 16, or 21 months (online: 15-24 months)$41,640 (online: $41,640 to $66,624 depending on undergraduate degree)
90University of Oregon Lundquist College of BusinessAccounting1 yearIn-state: $20,098; out-of-state: $27,720
91University of Kentucky Gatton College of BusinessAccounting1 yearIn-state: $13,494 (plus $2,472 program fee); out-of-state $30,399 (plus $2,472 program fee)
93Auburn University Harbert College of BusinessAccountancy (also online version)1 year (online: 2-3 years)In-state: $21,810; out-of-state: $45,282 (online: $24,150)
93University of Tulsa Collins College of BusinessAccountancy1 year$35,280
95Clemson University College of BusinessProfessional Accounting1 yearIn-state: $12,612; out-of-state: $26,385
97St. Louis University Cook School of BusinessAccountingavg. 18 months (1 year possible)$29,850-$53,730 (required credit hours vary by undergraduate courses taken)
98University of Kansas School of BusinessAccounting (also part-time version)1 year (part-time: 2 1/2 years, average)In-state: $16,930.50; out-of-state: $30,838.50 (part-time: $21,688)
99Fordham University Gabelli School of BusinessAccounting8-33 months$40,560 – $68,952 (depends on undergraduate study program)
99Fordham University Gabelli School of BusinessTaxation8-33 months$40,560 – $68,952 (depends on undergraduate study program)
100 (tie)Rochester Institute of Technology Saunders College of BusinessAccounting9 months$40,158
100 (tie)Texas Tech Rawls College of BusinessAccounting1-1 1/2 years$16,000

Source: Poets&Quants

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