Master of Accounting Science (MAS) Career Outcomes

The master of science in accounting at Gies Business prepares you to begin a purposeful career. The Office of Career and Professional Development assists by providing a range of professional advising and career resources.

As an MAS student, you will benefit from a team of professionals dedicated to supporting your success through services that include résumé review, practice interviews, one-on-one advising, career fair preparation, company information sessions, and virtual alumni conversations.

Positions Filled by MAS Graduates (2016-2022)

  • Audit associate
  • Financial analyst
  • Internal auditor
  • Risk advisory associate
  • Staff accountant
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  • Assurance associate
  • Deal advisory associate
  • Forensic accounting associate
  • International tax associate
  • Quantitative research analyst
  • Risk assurance associate
  • State and local tax associate
  • Tax associate
  • Wealth management associate

Employers Hiring MAS Graduates (2016-2022)

  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG
  • Plante Moran
  • PwC
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  • Andersen Tax
  • BDO
  • Crowe
  • Grant Thornton
  • MaloneBailey
  • Miller Cooper
  • RSM

Top Destinations for MAS Graduates (2016-2022)

By US Cities:

  1. Chicago
  2. Champaign-Urbana
  3. New York City
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Atlanta
  6. San Francisco
  7. St. Louis

By Country:

  1. United States
  2. China
  3. Germany
  4. Indonesia

Career development from the start

Before you even get to campus, you’ll take part in the Gies Professional Pathway Foundations Certificate Program, which is designed to help you better understand your skills, your interests, and the types of careers that are a good fit for you. The program helps you explore careers that align with your personal goals and values – and sets you on a path for success, right from the start.

With the Gies Professional Pathway Foundations Program, you will:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of yourself – your personal brand and how to connect your past experiences to your future goals in a way that resonates with employers
  • Explore and define your career goals
  • Craft your professional job search documents
  • Develop the sought-after competencies that will help you succeed throughout your career

Support along your journey

No matter your career interests, our experienced career and professional development staff can help you prepare for the next step in your career journey and be more competitive in the job market. Career and professional development are incorporated into your orientation where you’ll learn how to take advantage of the full array of programs and resources available to you as a Gies student. From skill development to career exploration, our talented team is here to help you every step of the way.


  • Résumé, LinkedIn profile, and cover letter reviews
  • In-person interview workshops and practice
  • Digital and virtual interviewing platform
  • Case interview resources
  • One-on-one advising
  • Online platform access and guidance
  • Company information sessions
  • Virtual alumni conversations

Take the next step toward earning your MAS.