No matter what state the economy is in, there will always be strong demand for accountants and auditors. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 6% growth for accounting employment from 2018 to 2028, making the profession a promising one to pursue. Globalization and complex tax and regulatory environments are just two factors spurring this growth.

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Two Tracks, One Destination

The Albers Masters in Accounting program establishes the foundation for a successful career in accounting. Achieve your goals through one of two tracks.

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Masters in Accounting Track One

For the recently graduated college student with a degree in accounting. You are looking to excel and become a future leader in professional accounting.

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Masters in Accounting Track Two

For those with a non-accounting undergraduate degree. You are looking to sit for the CPA exam and pursue a corporate accounting career.

Ranked #1 in the Northwest

The Albers MPAC program is #25 in the nation, tied for#4 on the West Coast, and tied for #1 in the Northwest by U.S. News & World Report 2021.

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Why Albers' Masters in Accounting program?

  • High CPA pass rates
  • Excellent career outcomes with high placement rates
  • Access to Big 4 accounting firms and large Seattle conglomerates such as Amazon, Microsoft, Costco, and Boeing
  • Track 1 careers include Risk Assurance, Auditing, Corporate Accounting and Tax
  • Extensive alumni network and deep connections with Seattle's professional community
  • Internships count towards credits
  • Financial aid is available

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Risk Advisory and Assurance (RSKA) Certificate 

Get a head start on your career. Masters in Accounting students can get certified in Risk Advisory and Assurance and simultaneously take one of the tests required for the Certified Internal Audit exam through Albers' Risk Advisory and Assurance Program.

This program has been designated a Center of Excellence by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and is one of only nine Centers in the world. 

Student Opportunities

The Albers' Masters in Accounting program not only teaches students the skills to launch a successful accounting career, but also offers opportunities to enhance classroom learning with co-curricular activities. These activities include:

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The Albers' Masters in Accounting program takes an active role in the placement of accounting students into their chosen profession.

Students are exposed to their chosen profession through student accounting organizations — Beta Alpha Psi, the Internal Audit Club, Ascend -- as well as the accounting internship program, the Accounting Mentor Program, and formal career counseling and job placement services provided by the Albers Placement Center.

Make the Most of Your Investment

Seattle University offers a dual degree program for students taking the Masters in Accounting program. This allows you to complete two degrees in less time than it would take to complete each one separately.

The Masters in Accounting program may be taken in conjunction with our:

> Part-time MBA
> Masters in Business Analytics
> Masters in Finance
> Juris Doctorate

For more information about dual degrees, go to the Dual Degrees page.


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