The First Step in Your Accounting Career

Master of Accounting Career Prospects

As you train to be a trusted accounting advisor, take advantage of the career services available to you.

With our Master of Accounting, you can secure a CPA license and pursue a variety of career options, including working in public or corporate accounting, financial services, nonprofit management or other accounting-related careers.  

Whatever path you choose to follow, WashU’s Center for Career Engagement is your partner all along the way. The center provides coaching, skills training, career planning and access to a global community of business leaders, recruiters, influencer networks and WashU alumni.

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Personalized Professional Development

At WashU, you find career guidance tailored to your needs and interests.

Career Search

We help you break down your career search process into small, manageable tasks so you’re able to seize an opportunity when a potential internship or job presents itself.

Coaching Teams

Work one-on-one with a Certified Career Management Coach while at WashU Olin and after graduation. Gain confidence so throughout your job search you can network, interview and evaluate offers and pursue the best opportunities for your skill set and ambitions.

Customized Curriculum

Partner with your academic advisor and career coach to optimize your studies and get the most out of your WashU education. Use self-assessment tools to get a clear sense of what you want to do next, where you want your career to take you and how you can best meet your professional goals.

Career-Oriented Clubs

Career-Oriented Clubs: Find likeminded students and share valuable information by joining clubs relevant to your career path—Beta Alpha Psi, for example. This nationally recognized honor organization, historically run by accounting students, is open to students and professionals in the financial area.

Learn more about student clubs

We invite SMP students to assess their strengths as they begin their journey to harness their inner powers and identify a career path suitable for them. Your acute insights on financial data as accounting students, combined with your unique strengths, will serve you well in a wide range of career options.

Nan Barnes, Career Coach

Life after Olin

WashU Olin’s name is known by companies the world over for our commitment to Values Based, Data Driven™ leadership. However you chart your professional path, you’ll be in exceptional company. And remember, as an Olin alum, you receive lifelong career coaching and support.

Employers That Hire

PwC, EY, Deloitte, Express Scripts Holding Company, The HSBC Group, Underwriters Laboratories, Belden, KPMG

Read our Employment Report

Employment by Function

See how our graduates put their degrees and skill to work by job function.

Function % of Graduates
Accounting 50%
Consulting 30%
Marketing / Sales 10%
Other 10%

Job Titles

  • Accountant
  • Tax Associate
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Staff
  • Assurance Staff
  • Internal Auditor
  • Consultant
  • Research Associate

Desired Skills

  • Verbal/Written Communication
  • Quantitative Ability
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Interpersonal Ability

The Career Center helped me the most during the semester. It helps me plan my career development and make a clearer positioning of my career principles. It is very important for me to find my future development path during the postgraduate period.

Yuan Wang, MACC 2023

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We invite you to partner with us to develop an individualized recruitment strategy to attract and engage the right candidates for your positions.

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St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

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