Stanford GSB | Ms. Engineering To Finance
GRE 333, GPA 3.76
Stanford GSB | Ms. Indian Non-Engineer
GMAT 740, GPA 9.05/10
Wharton | Mr. Indian Engineer + MBA Now In Consulting
GMAT 760, GPA 8.7 / 10
Tepper | Mr. Climb The Ladder
GRE 321, GPA 3.1
Darden | Mr. MBB Aspirant/Tech
GMAT 700, GPA 3.16
MIT Sloan | Mr. Marine Combat Arms Officer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Stanford GSB | Ms. Anthropologist
GMAT 740, GPA 3.3
Wharton | Ms. Product Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Mr. PM To Tech Co.
GMAT 720, GPA 3.2
UCLA Anderson | Ms. Tech In HR
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MIT Sloan | Mr. Electrical Agri-tech
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MIT Sloan | Mr. Aker 22
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Duke Fuqua | Ms. Consulting Research To Consultant
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Stanford GSB | Mr. Future Tech In Healthcare
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Cornell Johnson | Ms. Environmental Sustainability
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Harvard | Mr. Gay Singaporean Strategy Consultant
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GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
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GRE 300, GPA 3.4
MIT Sloan | Ms. Senior PM Unicorn
GMAT 700, GPA 3.18
Harvard | Mr. Lieutenant To Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. “GMAT” Grimly Miserable At Tests
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Yale | Mr. IB To Strategy
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Kellogg | Ms. Freelance Hustler
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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

Rank School Program Duration Tuition
13 University of Michigan Ross School of Business Accounting 8 months In-state: $44,800; out-of-state: $49,800
16 NYU Stern School of Business Accounting 10 months $51,500 (expected)
17 University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School Accounting (also online version) 1 year (online: 15-36 months) In-state: $41,988; out-of-state: $59,801 (online: about $60,000)
18 University of Texas-Austin McCombs School of Business Professioinal Accounts 1 year In-state: $22,969-$35,656; out-of-state: $39,865-$57,294 (tuition amounts depend on any waived courses)
20 Emory University Goizueta Business School BBA/Master of Professional Accounting (4+1 combined degree) 1 year not available
21 Indiana University Kelley School of Business Accounting 1 year $34,350
22 University of Washington Foster School of Business Professional Accounting 9 months In-state, Auditing & Assurance track: $19,500; Taxation track $22,800. Out-of-state, $24,600 either track
24 Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business Accountancy 10 months $48,530
25 Michigan State Broad College of Business Accounting 1 year In-state: $26,272; out-of-state: $46,912
27 Rice University Jones GSB Accounting (starts fall 2016) 10 months $50,000 (expected)
28 Vanderbilt University Owen GSM Accounting (assurance) 1 year $49,950
28 Vanderbilt University Owen GSM Accounting (valuation) 1 year $49,950
29 University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Accountancy 1 year In-state: $19,400; out-of-state: $32,000
29 University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Business Taxation (part-time) 18 months to 3 years $38,100
30 Washington University Olin Business School Accounting 18 months $72,930
31 Ohio State Fisher College of Business Accounting 1 year In-state: $31,824; out-of-state: $51,296
32 University of Wisconsin Wisconsin School of Business Accountancy 2 years In-state: $28,952; out-of-state: $58,584
32 University of Wisconsin Wisconsin School of Business Accountancy (4+1 w/BBA) 2 years (integrated with 4-year accounting BBA) In-state: $14,476; out-of-state: $29,292
33 Penn State Smeal College of Business Accounting 1 year $32,500
35 University of Maryland Smith School of Business Accounting 12 or 16 months In-state: $46,140; out-of-state $55,590
36 Arizona State Carey School of Business Accountancy 9 months In-state: $24,600; out-of-state: $40,800; international: $42,600
36 Arizona State Carey School of Business Taxation 9 months In-state: $24,600; out-of-state: $40,800; international: $42,600
37 University of Iowa Tippie College of Business Accountancy 1-2 years In-state: $14,883 (annual); out-of-state: $31,435 (annual)
38 University of Rochester Simon Business School Accountancy 10 months; 17 months (internship track) $63,000
39 Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business Accounting 9 months $40,236
40 University of Pittsburgh Katz GSB Accounting 8 months

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

41 Texas A & M Mays Business School Accounting 18 months $21,526.64
43 Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business Accounting (also 4+1 for BYU undergraduates) 2 years Mormon Church members: $23,940; non-Mormons: $47,880 (4+1 total tuition: Mormons: $32,570; non-Mormons: $65,140)
44 Purdue University Krannert School of Management Accounting 10 months In-state: $21,316; out-of-state: $39,582
45 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Business Accounting Science 1 Year In-state: $23,250; out-of-state: $29,750
45 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Business Accountancy 1 Year $39,000 (+ $4,000 in fees)
45 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Business Tax (Chicago) 1 Year $37,000
47 U.C. Irvine Merage School of Business Professional Accountancy 1 year (three quarters) $44,100
48 University of Georgia Terry College of Business Accountancy (also 4+1 w/BBA) 2 semesters In-state: $12,292; out-of-state: $26,920
49 George Washington University School of Business Accountancy 9 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
50 Temple University Fox School of Business Accountancy 1 year $32,460
51 Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business Accounting 6-12 months $44,280
51 Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business Taxation Taxation (part time; also online version) Row:38 Cell:5
52 University of Texas-Dallas Jindal SOM Accounting (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)
53 University of Arizona Eller College of Management Accounting 1 year In-state: $23,562; out-of-state: $41,884
53 University of Arizona Eller College of Management Accounting: (oriented to international students) 1 year In-state: $35,343; out-of-state: $62,826
54 College of William & Mary Mason School of Business Accounting 1 year In-state: $32,126; out-of-state: $42,382
55 Babson College Accounting <1 year $48, 792
56 Texas Christian University Neeley School of Business Accounting 1 year $42,450 (plus $2,900 in fees)
57 U.C. Davis GSM Professional Accountancy 9 months $43,650
58 University of Alabama Manderson GSB Accountancy 9 months In-state: $10,170; out-of-state: $25,950 (plus $2,500 in total course fees)
58 University of Alabama Manderson GSB Tax Accounting 9 months In-state: $10,170; out-of-state: $25,950 (plus $2,500 in total course fees)
59 Boston College Carroll SOM Accounting 1 year $46,500
60 SUNY Buffalo SOM Accounting 1 year In-state: $10,870 (+ $1,687 in fees); out-of-state: $22,210 (+ $1,687 in fees)
62 University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business Accountancy (4+1 for U 0f M undergraduates) 1 year In-state: $16,370, including fees; out-of-state: $33,989, including fees
63 Tulane University Freeman School of Business Accounting 1 year $45,000
64 University of South Carolina Moore School of Business Accountancy 1 year In-state: $15,840; out-of-state: $30,930
65 North Carolina State Jenkins GSM Accounting (also part-time version) not available 2013/14 data: In-state: $9,957/semester; out-of-state: $16,145/semester
66 University of Miami School of Business Administration Accounting 10 months $55,500
66 University of Miami School of Business Administration Accounting (accelerated 4+1/2 program for U of M accounting undergraduates only) 6 months $33,300
66 University of Miami School of Business Administration Taxation 10 months $55,500
67 University of Oklahoma Price College of Busines Accountancy 1 year In-state: $12,835, including fees (approx.); out-of-state: $26,241, including fees (approx.)
67 University of Oklahoma Price College of Business Accountancy (4+1, OU accounting majors only) 1 semester after undergraduate $7,100, including fees, (approx. cost of final semester; tuition varies by courseload)
68 Louisiana State Ourso College of Business Accounting 30 credit hours (duration depends on courseload per semester) In-state: $10,418; out-of-state: $28,848
69 CUNY Baruch College Zicklin School of Business Accountancy 1 1/2 years In-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)
69 CUNY Baruch College Zicklin School of Business Taxation 1 year In-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)
70 University of Colorado Leeds School of Business Accounting 9-21 months (also 4+1) $35,446
71 University of Tennessee-Knoxville Haslam College of Business Accountancy 10 months In-state: $16,000 (plus $4,500 program fee); out-of-state $42,000 (plus $4,500 program fee)
72 Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead SOM Accountancy 1 year $43,200
73 University of Connecticut Storrs School of Business Accounting 1-1 1/2 years (also part-time) $28,875
73 Rutgers Business School Financial Accounting 1 year In-state: $28,588; out-of-state: $49,624
73 Rutgers Business School Governmental Accounting (online) 2 years $28,350
73 Rutgers Business School Professional Accounting (part-time) 2 years In-state: $31,770; out-of-state: $55,140
73 Rutgers Business School Taxation (part-time) 2 years In-state: $31,770; out-of-state: $55,140
75 University of Utah Eccles School of Business Accounting 1 year In-state: $26,700; out-of-state: $49,500
76 University of San Diego School of Business Administration Accounting Self-paced $41,400
76 University of San Diego School of Business Administration Taxation Self-paced $41,400
77 University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business Accounting 9 months In-state: $20,958; out-of-state: $28,796
77 University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business Taxation (online) 9 months In-state: $20,958; out-of-state: $28,796
78 American University Kogod School of Business Accounting (also part-time) 2 years (approx.) $45,780-$57,225
78 American University Kogod School of Business Taxation (also part-time) 2 years (approx.) $45,780
79 Baylor University Hankamer School of Business Accountancy 1 year $49,995
79 Baylor University Hankamer School of Business Taxation 1 year $49,995
81 Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School Accounting 1 year $49,650
82 Iowa State College of Business Accounting 9-12 months In-state: $9,870-$14,805; out-of-state: $22,808-$34,212
82 University of Arkansas Walton College of Business Accountancy 1 year In-state: $17,702; out-of-state: $41,034
86 Chapman University Argyros School of Business and Economics Accounting 1 year $37,500
87 University of Louisville College of Business Accountancy 1 year $21,000
88 Hofstra University Zarb School of Business Accounting 18 months $36,540
88 Hofstra University Zarb School of Business Taxation 18 months $36,540
89 Syracuse University Whitman SOM Accounting (also online version) 9, 16, or 21 months (online: 15-24 months) $41,640 (online: $41,640 to $66,624 depending on undergraduate degree)
90 University of Oregon Lundquist College of Business Accounting 1 year In-state: $20,098; out-of-state: $27,720
91 University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business Accounting 1 year In-state: $13,494 (plus $2,472 program fee); out-of-state $30,399 (plus $2,472 program fee)
93 Auburn University Harbert College of Business Accountancy (also online version) 1 year (online: 2-3 years) In-state: $21,810; out-of-state: $45,282 (online: $24,150)
93 University of Tulsa Collins College of Business Accountancy 1 year $35,280
95 Clemson University College of Business Professional Accounting 1 year In-state: $12,612; out-of-state: $26,385
97 St. Louis University Cook School of Business Accounting avg. 18 months (1 year possible) $29,850-$53,730 (required credit hours vary by undergraduate courses taken)
98 University of Kansas School of Business Accounting (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)
99 Fordham University Gabelli School of Business Accounting 8-33 months $40,560 – $68,952 (depends on undergraduate study program)
99 Fordham University Gabelli School of Business Taxation 8-33 months $40,560 – $68,952 (depends on undergraduate study program)
100 (tie) Rochester Institute of Technology Saunders College of Business Accounting 9 months $40,158
100 (tie) Texas Tech Rawls College of Business Accounting 1-1 1/2 years $16,000

Source: Poets&Quants

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