My area of study is in accounting

Customize a graduate accounting degree to set yourself apart.

As a graduate or current student concentrating in accounting, you understand the value of this growing career. Through flexible graduate degree and certificate options, Kelley can equip you to be a competitive job candidate now while positioning you for future promotions. Expand your existing accounting expertise or prepare to sit for the CPA exam with courses that provide greater depth in accounting, rather than mere credit hours. Whether you earn our Graduate Certificate in Accounting or go on to add a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), a Master of Science in Taxation (MST) or the Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing, Kelley can set you up for success.

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Whether you are looking to begin an accounting career or advance in your current role, you may have questions about why you should consider a master's degree or whether you need to be a CPA. Find answers to these questions and more by viewing our brief FAQ videos about the graduate accounting program.

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Earn a fellowship.

Students with an undergraduate degree in accounting who possess a GPA of 3.2 or higher will receive a fellowship toward funding an MSA or MST degree. The annual fellowship funding structure for undergraduate accounting majors offers is currently:

  • $5,000 for a GPA greater than 3.74
  • $4,000 for a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74
  • $3,000 for a GPA between 3.20 and 3.49

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Graduate Accounting

In our +1 Program, you can earn a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree by adding just one more year to your bachelor’s degree. The Kelley MSA is a much better option than taking less meaningful electives simply to get the 150 credit hours you need to sit for the CPA exam. You can also move seamlessly from your undergraduate degree to one of our graduate certificates in Accounting or Internal Auditing focusing in financial systems. With either option, you’ll build upon your accounting skills while preparing for the CPA exam.

Graduate Accounting Degrees

Graduate Taxation

Gain a Master of Science in Taxation (MST) or Graduate Certificate in Taxation to prepare for a career as a tax specialist or business strategist. Customize your tax specialization by choosing up to 10.5 credit hours of electives from tax, accounting, business or law.

Graduate Taxation Degrees

Graduate Internal Audit

Demand is high for candidates who have the communication, critical thinking and teamwork skills to excel in internal audit. Our Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing focusing in operational systems provides the academic foundation to successfully pass the Certified Internal Audit exam, and it’s an excellent launching pad for undergraduate accounting students who do not pursue the CPA.

Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing

I wanted to earn the +1 MSA degree at Kelley—not only to prepare for the CPA, but also to build a stronger accounting base.

Shelby Pake, BS’19, MSA’21