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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Your career path in accounting.

Isenberg provides a comprehensive career development program that aligns with our high-quality accounting curriculum. Through participation in our career and professional development workshops, you will gain the career support you need to develop and execute a career and professional development (CPD) plan. A dedicated MSA career coach is available for individualized career advising sessions. You will also have access to IConnect, an online career and professional development platform sponsored by Isenberg’s Office of Career Success. You can create an IConnect profile to receive tailored career content related to the topics that matter most to you.

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Welcome and Launch

The MSA small-group welcome session will launch you into the program and introduce you to the personal advising and resources you need. Whether you already have a job offer in-hand or are just starting your search, this session helps you set your course and access the career resources you need. You will leave the welcome with clear next steps in your career journey.

Your Career Coach

As an Isenberg MSA student, you will have direct access to a career coach who can help you with everything from exploring careers in accounting to a personalized job search to interview prep and social media profiles. Your coach will also help connect you with our extensive network of Isenberg alumni and our many industry partners in accounting.

Career Workshops

Isenberg MSA career workshops are innovative and comprehensive, covering topics, such as building your LinkedIn profile, behavioral interviewing, and on-campus recruiting. We also host panels of industry speakers and accounting alumni. Our workshops and panels are designed to give you the right preparation when you need it, with recordings and digital assets always available for your review.

Primary recruiting school for Big 4 Accounting Firms
Average starting salary of MS in Accounting graduates
Career Skills
Gain industry specific skills with a focus in data analytics, forensic accounting or taxation
Virtual Career Center

Virtual Career Center

MSA Lead Career Coach

MSA Lead Career Coach

Kim Figueroa
Director of Internships
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Follow our step-by-step process to complete your online application.

  1. Once you click Apply Now, you will be taken to the University's secure online student information system, SPIRE.
  2. Follow the “Go to Application” link to create your user account to begin your application process.
  3. Complete the admissions requirements and submit your application. Note: you can save and resume your application process as you gather required materials.
  4. After submitting, track your application at the Graduate School Status of Application page.
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