Why pursue an M.S. in Accounting?

CPA Ready

Research has shown that candidates with an M.S. in Accounting degree are better prepared for careers in public accounting. They score significantly higher on the CPA exam than students who only have a B.S. degree.

Students who earn the M.S. in Accounting degree at Elon will more than double the number of accounting course hours they take, thus obtaining a stronger accounting knowledge base.

Career Advancement

M.S. in Accounting graduates are promoted faster than their B.S. counterparts. Research shows they also earn 37 percent more in their careers than accounting graduates who hold only the B.S. degree.

Why study at Elon?

Our M.S. in Accounting program:

  • Can be completed in less than a year. Students without an undergraduate degree in accounting may complete the MSA with the completion of appropriate accounting prerequisites.
  • Offers intense CPA exam preparation.
  • Is taught by faculty who reflect the best of the academic and professional worlds. You’ll work with professors who skillfully blend academic practice with real world experience.