The Wake MSA is Open to All Majors

“You don’t need a background in business — that’s what the MSA is for.”

Brianna Casini majored in Studio Art and Anthropology at Wake Forest, graduating in May 2019. She chose to stay at Wake to earn her M.S. in Accountancy (MSA) at Wake Forest. 

“My long-term goal is to get into a specialized branch that works with museum-based and art gallery clientele. I really want to focus on the arts background [in accounting], it’s just something that’s always been a part of me.”

Watch the video above for more about Brianna’s crossover between art and accounting.

Why the MSA Works

Students from any major can earn an MSA at Wake Forest — you’re set up to succeed with available foundational classes, an optional paid internship, a dedicated career coach, and more. And the MSA isn’t just for accountants anymore — it prepares students for a variety of finance-related careers.

Check out the program highlights below to see if the Wake Forest MSA might be right for you:

  • The cutting-edge analytics focus will teach you technical analysis and critical thinking skills — building on your undergrad major and making you competitive in the marketplace
  • We have strong recruiting relationships with all of the Big 4 accounting firms (Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC) plus numerous leading regional firms
  • The MSA Class of 2023 achieved 98% employment at graduation 
  • Wake Forest students have earned the #1 CPA Pass Rate more than any other school in the past 20 years (NASBA’s Uniform CPA Examination)

Next Steps

Contact Double Deac Blake McClaren (MSM ‘16, BA ‘15) to learn more about kick-starting your career in accounting and finance — with just one more year at Wake.


Schedule a no-pressure conversation with Blake and he’ll even buy your coffee.


Blake McClarenBlake McClaren

Assistant Director, Enrollment Management Recruiting

Wake Forest University, MS in Management, 2016

Wake Forest University, BA in Psychology, 2015

336.728.6170 (text or call)