Wake Forest Master of Science in Accountancy Students Achieve #1 CPA Pass Rate in the Nation

12.3.2012 News Release

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Students in the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) program at Wake Forest University Schools of Business achieved the top pass rate in the nation on the Certified Public Accountant exam once again, according to the 2012 edition of Uniform CPA Examination Candidate Performance.CPA Pass Rate group photo HALF

Wake Forest had the highest pass rate among 793 institutions with 10 or more candidates sitting for the exam, as well as the #1 pass rate for large programs (a total of 258 institutions with more than 60 candidates.)

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.

“Having established a broad foundation in the liberal arts, built on that foundation through an intensive set of accounting courses and seminars, and put into practice what they’ve been learning in a professional internship with an accounting firm during the busiest time of the year, our students are thoroughly prepared to do well on the CPA exam and, as importantly, to do well in their careers,” said Jack Wilkerson, Senior Associate Dean of Accountancy Programs, Wake Forest University Schools of Business.

Traditionally, 100% of Wake Forest's MSA graduates have accepted job offers prior to graduation, with many students receiving multiple offers.

The Wake Forest accountancy programs, including the MSA program, are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Students have the option of specializing in the career tracks of Assurance Services, Tax Consulting or Transaction Services.

Wake Forest is currently accepting applications for admission to the Master of Science in Accountancy program. More information may be found online at business.wfu.edu/msa.