Today's accounting and finance professionals must possess knowledge, experience, and a well-developed set of technical and critical thinking skills to meet the challenges of a wide range of business environments.
These challenges are addressed by the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program at Wake Forest University. The MSA program prepares students for a variety of careers in accounting and financial management. All students participate in intensive coursework, seminars and case-based research to prepare for a career in auditing, tax consulting, investment banking, or financial consulting. Unique to our MSA program, we offer a career track in Transaction Services and specialized forensic accounting courses taught by faculty members who are subject-matter experts. As an MSA student, you will acquire the aptitude necessary to succeed at top public accounting firms and major corporations worldwide. Many MSA students receive significant merit-based scholarships in order to pursue their education at Wake Forest University.
According to recruiters, Wake Forest University is considered a premier recruiting school for the Big 4 accounting firms. In addition, the MSA program is AACSB accredited in business, with a special accreditation in accounting.
- Wake Forest Schools of Business students achieved the #1 pass rate and the highest average score in the nation on the Certified Public Accountant Exam among candidates (with and without advanced degrees) from nearly 800 colleges and universities. Wake Forest students have earned the top ranking ten times since the School began offering a Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) degree in 1997, more than any other university during the same time period. Source: 2011 Edition of Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination.
- In the December 2012 Public Accounting Report’s list of the top U.S. Master’s accounting programs, Wake Forest’s Master of Science in Accountancy program placed No. 28 up eight spots from 36.