Career Outcomes

The Penn State Smeal Master of Accounting program provides students with exceptional employment opportunities upon graduation. The Class of 2022 saw impressive compensation statistics, with a mean base salary of $68,166 and a median of $68,000. Additionally, 100% of graduates received full-time job offers within six months of completing the program. A wide range of prestigious organizations, including Baker Tilly, Deloitte LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, KPMG, PwC, and more, actively recruit Master of Accounting graduates. Job titles span various areas such as accounting and assurance, advisory, audit, finance, tax, and more. These employment outcomes demonstrate the program's commitment to preparing students for successful careers in the accounting industry.

Employment Statistics for the Class of 2022

Compensation - Base Salary

  • Mean: $68,166
  • Median: $68,000
  • Mean Bonus: $3,438

Job Offer Overview - Within 6 Months of Graduation

  • Full-Time Offers: 100%

Hiring Organizations

  • Baker Tilly
  • BDO USA LLP
  • Crowe LLP
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Grant Thorton
  • H2R CPA
  • KPMG
  • Lanigan Ryan
  • PwC
  • RSM US LLP
  • SEI Investment Group
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Walz Group PC

Job Titles

  • Accounting & Assurance Associate
  • Advisory Associate
  • Assurance Associate
  • Assurance Staff
  • Audit & Assurance Associate
  • Audit & Assurance staff
  • Audit Associate
  • Audit Associate II
  • Audit Staff
  • Finance Leadership Development Program
  • FSO Assurance Staff
  • FSO Tax Staff
  • Fund Accounting Supervisor
  • Risk Consulting Associate
  • Staff - Forensics & Integrity Services
  • Staff Accountant
  • Tax Associate
  • Tax Consultant I
  • US Tax Consulting Associate