Employment after graduation

In 2019 and 2020, 92% of MAc grads were employed or continuing their education within three months of graduation.

The MAc program builds on the strong industry connections of Tippie’s accounting department. Strong accounting fundamentals coupled with Midwestern work ethic make Tippie an attractive destination for some of the world’s leading employers.

Hiring companies

Tippie’s MAc grads find employment both in public and private accounting roles. Below are some of the destinations for recent MAc graduates:

  • PwC
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • RSM
  • KPMG
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Plan Moran
  • State Farm
  • Transamerica
  • Athene
  • FBI
  • Renewable Energy Group
  • BKD
  • State of Iowa Auditor
  • John Deere
  • Workiva
  • HNI
  • PepsiCo
  • Principal
  • Clifton Larson Allen

Job search support

Meet the Firms Night

Meet the Firms Night is an annual career fair for Tippie accounting students. It’s organized by the accounting student organization, Beta Alpha Psi, and held every fall. Several dozen firms come to campus to meet and network with accounting students.

Pomerantz Career Center

For accounting roles, recruiting starts as soon as school begins in the fall. The Pomerantz Career Center is an important resource for MAc students, who use the center’s job-search experts to make their resume shine and keep tabs on job openings. Students can easily schedule advising appointments online and get support.

Explore the Center


Salary premium for a MAc degree

Employers pay a premium for those who hold a master's degree in accounting. Particularly in the long run. While the difference in pay may be small at the start of your career, over time those who hold a graduate degree in accounting enjoy a $22,000 wage premium over those with a bachelor's degree alone. 


Median annual wages of college-educated workers (ages 25-59) with business majors (2013$)

Graduate degree wage premium (2013$)

  Bachelor's Graduate $ %
Accounting 69,000 91,000 22,000 32

Over a thirty year career, this difference could be worth well over $1 million. It turns out that those higher-level skills you'll learn in the MAc program may very well be worth their weight in gold.

Source: The Economic Value of College Majors, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce analysis of U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey micro data, 2009-2013, pp. 60, Table 3.5.