Career Outcomes

The Penn State Smeal Master of Accounting program provides students with exceptional employment opportunities upon graduation. The Class of 2023 saw impressive compensation statistics, with a mean base salary of $70,507 and a median of $70,000. 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, PNC Financial Services, and more, actively recruit Master of Accounting graduates. Job titles span various areas such as asset wealth management assurance, auditing, consulting, 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 2023

Compensation - Base Salary

  • Mean: $70,507
  • Median: $70,000

Job Offer Overview - Within 6 Months of Graduation

  • Full-Time Offers: 100%

Hiring Organizations

  • Baker Tilly, LLP
  • BDO, LLP
  • CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP
  • Crowe, LLP
  • Deloitte, LLP
  • Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Grant Thornton
  • KPMG
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • PNC Financial Services
  • Vitol
  • Withum

Job Titles

  • Advisory and Audit Associate
  • Advisory Associate
  • Asset Wealth Management Assurance Associate
  • Assistant manager
  • Assurance Associate
  • Audit & Assurance Assistant
  • Audit Associate
  • External Audit Associate
  • Finance & Accounting Analyst
  • Financial Services Internal Audit Consultant
  • FSO Assurance Staff
  • FSO FAAS Staff
  • Risk and Financial Advisor
  • Staff Accountant I
  • Tax Associate
  • Tax Auditor/Account Representative
  • Tax Consultant I
  • Trade Settlements Analyst
  • Wealth Management Tax Services Associate