For more than two decades, Wake Forest has remained committed to developing passionate, ethical leaders in the accounting and business professions. Since its inception in 1995, the MSA program has grown into one of the largest and most recognized programs of its kind in the U.S. Our program’s reputation with leading firms enables us to consistently place 100% of our students into jobs at graduation.
For Any Major
Didn't set out to be an accountant? That's ok. You're not alone. Over the last five years, approximately 30% of our graduates were non-accounting majors – half of those had majors in the liberal arts or sciences and were very successful in our program. Majors include:
- Business Administration
- Business Management
- Hospitality Management
- International Business
- International Studies
- Management (General)
- Political Science
The MSA program offers students both two- and three-semester options, with the latter offering a professional internship in the spring semester. For those students who haven’t taken our pre-requisite coursework, we offer these classes on the Wake Forest campus the summer before the MSA program begins.
Be In Demand
A Wake Forest MSA graduate is a highly sought-after candidate. How can we tell? In recent classes, our students typically graduated with multiple job offers, launching their careers with competitive salaries at major regional, national and international accounting and finance firms.
The average salary for a liberal arts undergrad with an MSA degree starts at roughly $55,000 as compared to $35,000 for those without an MSA degree (source: NACE's Fall 2015 Salary Survey).
Choose the track that best suits your aptitudes and career interests
For careers in the assurance/audit practice area. Courses include Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services; Forensic Accounting; and Negotiations.
Financial Transaction Services
Unique to Wake Forest
For careers in the financial transaction and advisory services areas. Courses include Financial Markets, Products and Transactions; Advanced Financial Management; and Business Analysis and Valuation.
Unlimited Backgrounds. Many Paths. One Outcome.
EMPLOYED OR RECEIVED OFFER AT GRADUATION
class of 2016
CPA PASS RATE
12 TIMES SINCE 1997
nasba's uniform cpa examination
MASTER'S ACCOUNTING PROGRAM
public accounting report, 2016
AVERAGE STARTING SALARY