As a graduate or current student concentrating in accounting, you understand the value of this growing career. Through flexible graduate degree and certificate options, Kelley can equip you to be a competitive job candidate now while positioning you for future promotions. Expand your existing accounting expertise or prepare to sit for the CPA exam with courses that provide greater depth in accounting, rather than mere credit hours. Whether you earn our Graduate Certificate in Accounting or go on to add a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), a Master of Science in Taxation (MST) or the Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing, Kelley can set you up for success.
Customize a graduate accounting degree to set yourself apart.
Why graduate accounting?
The MSA and MST can do two things for you right away: Provide deeper knowledge for the CPA exam that isn’t covered in undergraduate accounting programs, and help you focus on your career—not just your first job.
Watch this video to learn how a Kelley MSA or MST can make a real difference for you—including career advancement, higher earnings and greater job satisfaction over your lifetime.
Earn a fellowship.
Students with an undergraduate degree in accounting who possess a GPA of 3.2 or higher will receive a fellowship toward funding an MSA or MST degree. The annual fellowship funding structure for undergraduate accounting majors offers is currently:
- $5,000 for a GPA greater than 3.74
- $4,000 for a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74
- $3,000 for a GPA between 3.20 and 3.49
In our +1 Program, you can earn a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) degree by adding just one more year to your bachelor’s degree. The Kelley MSA is a much better option than taking less meaningful electives simply to get the 150 credit hours you need to sit for the CPA exam. You can also move seamlessly from your undergraduate degree to one of our graduate certificates in Accounting or Internal Auditing focusing in financial systems. With either option, you’ll build upon your accounting skills while preparing for the CPA exam.
Gain a Master of Science in Taxation (MST) or Graduate Certificate in Taxation to prepare for a career as a tax specialist or business strategist. Customize your tax specialization by choosing up to 10.5 credit hours of electives from tax, accounting, business or law.
Graduate Internal Audit
Demand is high for candidates who have the communication, critical thinking and teamwork skills to excel in internal audit. Our Graduate Certificate in Internal Auditing focusing in operational systems provides the academic foundation to successfully pass the Certified Internal Audit exam, and it’s an excellent launching pad for undergraduate accounting students who do not pursue the CPA.