Positions Filled by MSA Graduates (2016-2019)

  • Accounting Associate
  • Analyst
  • Audit Assistant
  • Audit Associate
  • Auditor
  • Consultant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Internal Auditor
  • Investment Banking Associate
  • Management Trainee
  • Risk Assurance Associate
  • Settlement Associate
  • Staff Accountant
  • Tax Associate

Employers Hiring MSA Graduates (2016-2019)

  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  • BDO
  • Chen & Fan Accountancy Corporation
  • Chewy.com
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • KPMG
  • MaloneBailey
  • Plante Moran
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • RSM
  • Unilever China

Top Destinations for Recent MSA Graduates (2016-2019)

By US Cities:

  1. Chicago
  2. Champaign-Urbana
  3. New York City
  4. Decatur
  5. Los Angeles
  6. San Jose
  7. San Francisco
  8. Palo Alto

By Country:

  1. United States
  2. China
  3. Taiwan
  4. Thailand
  5. Kazakhstan
  6. South Korea
  7. Canada
  8. Mexico

On-Campus Recruiting Opportunities

The reputation of our College and our graduates brings hundreds of recruiters from the world’s top companies to campus each semester. The Gies Business Career Services team sponsors recruiting fairs each fall and spring semester, which provide opportunities for students to interview with companies for full-time and internship positions.

In addition, you have additional opportunities to participate in recruiting fairs across campus, including two in The Grainger College of Engineering; one in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; one in the Research Park; and two all-campus recruiting fairs. As a Gies student, you can take advantage of a full array of resources and the experience of our Gies Business Career Services professionals to prepare you for these recruiting opportunities.

Career Development and Job Search Services

Here at Gies, we are dedicated to your career development, whether that means preparing you for a successful job search or helping you plan for your professional life after graduation. Throughout the year, the Gies Business Career Services team offer a wide range of services and development programming including but not limited to:

  • 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
  • Career fair preparation
  • Online platform access and guidance
  • Company information sessions
  • Virtual alumni conversations

Accounting Career Outlook

Accounting jobs are projected to grow by 6% from 2018 to 2028. Through the MSA program, you’ll develop a strong foundation in accounting fundamentals, build an expertise in data analytics, and become prepared to pass the CPA.

  • 2019 median pay: $71,550
  • Number of jobs in 2018: 1,424,000
  • Top industries: finance and insurance, management of companies, accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services

U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Accountants and Auditors, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm (visited June 14, 2020)

Gies News and Events

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Bertram helping build a bridge for the next generation

Jim Bertram joined Gies as an instructor of finance this fall after spending 32 years in investment banking, working for major firms like Salomon Brothers, Deutsche Bank, Banc of America Securities, and William Blair. He will be teaching Investment Banking (FIN 463) this fall and succeeding Rob Metzger as the director of the Investment Banking Academy in January.

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Torelli: From civil engineer to Gies department head

Carlos Torelli will apply his engineering mindset and marketing expertise to his new role as head of the Department of Business Administration at Gies. “We have a responsibility to give back in academia at a certain point in our careers. I returned to Gies because I knew they would value my skills and my background and give me the opportunity to make an impact."