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.
The Albers Masters in Accounting program establishes the foundation for a successful career in accounting. Achieve your goals through one of two tracks.
For the recently graduated college student with a degree in accounting. You are looking to excel and become a future leader in professional accounting.
For those with a non-accounting undergraduate degree. You are looking to sit for the CPA exam and pursue a corporate accounting career.
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.
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.
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:
MPAC students can connect to internship opportunities through the Albers Placement Center, which allows you to earn up to 9 credits towards your MPAC degree. Our students have had internships with the Big 4 accounting firms and also many of the mid-sized and smaller CPA firms. We also have had students placed at many of the Seattle-based companies like Starbucks, Nordstrom, Amazon, Weyerhaeuser, and PACCAR.
Every summer, Albers conducts a European Study Tour that goes to countries like Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The focus of the study tour is corporate governance. Students have an opportunity to meet with professionals from the Big 4, top European firms, and also EU officials. Students can earn 3 credits by participating in the Study Tour.
Students enrolled in our IT Audit and Risk Assurance courses get a unique opportunity to conduct a simulated audit engagement with a client at Seattle University. This will include planning, implementing, and presenting the results to the client as part of the engagement process.
Beta Alpha Psi provides the opportunity to receive professional development and networking opportunities and connect with other students in the degree. Our Seattle University’s BAP Chapter has received accolades as an outstanding chapter for many years.
MPAC students can be paired with professionals in the industry to receive support and meet regularly to discuss career paths, internships, and personal development for their future occupation.
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.
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:
For more information about dual degrees, go to the Dual Degrees page.