Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) Student Stories

Recent master's in accountancy graduates share their experience in the Gies MSA program. If you are interested in speaking with a current MSA student ambassador, please visit the Graduate Student Ambassador page.

"Before taking the MSA program, I worked for 13 years at the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia. The MSA gave me the opportunity to hone my knowledge and skills to become a good accountant. I met a variety of friends from different backgrounds. Besides studying hard, we also do lots of fun activities like movie nights, picnics, lunches, and more."

David Putra, MSA ’23

"The MSA has a very good reputation that contributes to employers placing a high demand on students who graduate from the program. This makes securing a job after graduation stress free, even for international students. I also love that the program prepares me directly for the CPA exams."

Tracy Micah, MSA ’23

"Starting the MSA in the summer and utilizing the Gies career development resources helped me land a job offer at Deloitte’s Philadelphia office as an audit assistant in the fall semester. I prepared for the Fall Career Fair and began developing essential skills needed for career success – including job searching and networking skills – three months earlier than other students."

Jiayi Lin, MSA ’23

"One of the most amazing things about the MSA program is that you don’t need an accounting background to be accepted. Because of the renowned faculty and a large supply of useful resources, this program teaches you how to be competitive in the field of accounting, no matter what your background is."

Allan Hay, MSA '23

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