Fast results. Master of accounting degrees can be earned in as little as one year. That means that 12 months after taking your first class, you can be on the job. You don’t have to work for five or ten years and then go back to school for two or three years to earn a return from your MAC degree.
And it’s not just that MACs are in demand and paid well (though that doesn’t hurt). Earning a master’s degree in accounting gives you skills that will pay back for your entire career.
In addition to learning their way around financial statements, tax law and business, MACs also are equipped with strong communication skills, powerful analytical tools and a deep understanding of how businesses and other organizations operate.
Even if you end up in a role with little or no accounting responsibility, a Master of Accounting degree still pays dividends.
Your next step?
Preparing yourself for the job market with a peek at the recruitment process that the Big 4 and middle-market accounting firms, as well as numerous major corporations, use when they search for entry-level accountants.