Elon is known for its rich intellectual community characterized by active student engagement with a faculty dedicated to excellent teaching and scholarly accomplishment. The M.S. in Accounting program strives to provide the highest quality graduate education in an environment characterized by engaged learning and high student-faculty interaction. Our faculty reflect the best of the academic and professional worlds; you’ll work with professors who skillfully blend academic practice with real world experience.

The body of knowledge in accounting has dramatically grown in the last decade and increasingly requires focused accounting education beyond the undergraduate degree in order to be successful and competitive. Graduates will leave the program ready to sit for the CPA exam and prepared for rewarding careers in financial accounting, auditing, taxation and other related fields.

Students will gain knowledge through:

  • 21 core hours in accounting and 9 elective hours in either tax, audit or a combination of both
  • A global study experience to visit international businesses and accounting firms
  • Small class sizes where you form close mentoring relationships with experienced faculty
  • Intense preparation for the CPA exam