Do you aspire to be a professional accountant, financial analyst or consultant? In our stem-designated Master of Accounting program, we will prepare you for the cpa exam or a career in finance. You’ll get the individual attention you need to achieve your goals.
Through our robust and customized curriculum, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge in accounting and finance to launch a career with an accounting firm, private company or public entity. Specializations and industry-specific opportunities will let you turn your interests into the technical expertise that employers value.
You can complete your degree on an accelerated schedule in only 10 months, or spread your coursework out over 18 months to allow for a summer internship. New Orleans will feel like home!
If your goal is an accounting career, we will prepare you for the Certified Public Accountant exam in any state. Our alumni include a number of Sells Award winners, who score 95% or more on the CPA exam.
Our STEM-designated Master of Accounting degree program allows international students to extend their training by 24 months if they work in their field of study.
About the Master of Accounting Degree Program
KPMG Professor Gus De Franco discusses the Master of Accounting program at Tulane’s Freeman School of Business and the personal attention that makes it unique.
The STEM-designated Master of Accounting is a full-time graduate business degree program designed for recent grads
Earn your degree in less than a year.
In just 10 months, you can change your future – or extend your program to 18 months and complete a summer internship.
Learn from the experts.
In addition to professors who are on the cutting edge of research, our faculty includes seasoned industry experts.
Live in a one-of-a-kind city.
New Orleans is a city like no other, boasting a culture rich in music, food and festivals, as well as a subtropical climate.
Be prepared for your career.
You’ll be ready to sit for the CPA exam in any of the 50 states. Plus, you can develop expertise by pursuing one of our seven specializations
Tap into a robust network.
You’re in good company as a Tulanian. You'll build a network as a student and enter the job market with connections across the country and around the world.
Get ready to launch.
You’ll follow in the footsteps of an accomplished cohort. Our grads regularly win the Sells award – by scoring 95% or more on the CPA exam. You’ll find many of our grads at top accounting firms around the world.
My Tulane experience was a microcosm of life. To put it simply, New Orleans allowed me to grow, Tulane prepared me to succeed and the Freeman School challenged me to lead.
-Carlos Wilson (MACCT ’16), senior associate, asset & wealth management, PwC
Our curriculum will give you the real-world knowledge and skills to prepare you for an accounting career or to enter the world of finance. As you complete your accounting degree requirements, you’ll reach beyond your comfort zone through deliberate and intentional educational experiences. You’ll put your knowledge to use, learning forensic accounting by testifying in moot court or how to work with a team through improv exercises.
I do improv exercises with my students because it teaches them how to stay in the moment, focus on others and move the conversation forward -- skills that every employer out there is looking for.
-Tim West, professor of practice in accounting and graduate of Second City
When you enter Freeman’s accounting program, you’ll work one on one with an advisor to evaluate your background and define your goals. Your advisor will help you choose the right courses to fulfill your accounting degree requirements based on your education, interests and professional aspirations. You’ll gain the critical skills and knowledge to succeed in the world of accounting and finance along with the ethical grounding, analytical thinking and communication skills that will serve you throughout your career.
You’ll have the opportunity to pursue one of our seven specializations – like analytics or structured finance – gaining critical knowledge and skills that employers value.
Our faculty are on the cutting edge of research, with interests ranging from forensic accounting to motivating millennials. Seasoned industry experts prepare you for the situations you’ll encounter in the real world.
In addition to mastering advanced financial accounting, you’ll develop your communication and interpersonal skills in small classes where you can get to know fellow students and your professors.
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With a 30-year reputation for excellence in accounting, we have strong recruiting relationships with the Big Four and other leading employers. Our distinguished community of alumni, which includes Certified Professional Accountants, financial analysts and other finance professionals, stretches from Beijing and Shanghai to New York and Miami – and beyond. These are just a few of the companies where you’ll find our graduates:
Serena Loftus, assistant professor of accounting at Tulane University, discusses her research on the importance of causal language – words like “because” or “thus” – in providing employee feedback impacts the employee’s subsequent performance.
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