Want a Great Career? Get a Master’s Degree in Accounting!

Master of Accountancy students Megan Beach and Shelby Engebretson enjoying a well-deserved break after graduation.

Accounting professionals are in demand! During the current academic year more than 22 public accounting firms from across the country visited the University of Montana to recruit students majoring in accounting. In addition, the accounting program attracts recruiters from governmental organizations and industry.

Students working on a master’s degree in accounting are in the highest demand. The result is that students graduating with a master of accountancy degree often have multiple job offers and most have secured a career position by the time they graduate. And the jobs the students accept are not just jobs. They are career positions offering many opportunities and rapid career advancement.

Because of the national demand for accounting professionals, students can pick their location. Many students choose to stay in Montana and spring graduates have taken positions in Missoula, Billings, Bozeman, Helena, and Kalispell. Those who choose to leave the state have almost endless options. Many students choose to stay in the northwest, and begin their careers in Portland or Seattle. Others choose more distant locations such as New York City, Denver, or San Diego.

Wherever you want to begin your degree, there is an opportunity for you with an accounting degree.

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Master of Accountancy students Megan Beach and Shelby Engebretson enjoying a well-deserved break after graduation. Discussing career opportunities, Megan said “I think the market right now for accounting jobs is great! I don’t feel like I will ever have to worry about not finding a job, regardless of where I move to”.