MAcc Assurance
Exceptional Outcomes

Succeed in Accounting

The Vanderbilt MAcc Assurance program is a proven path to career advancement, financial rewards, and global opportunities in business. We develop first-rate professional service providers with the technical expertise and leadership skills needed to succeed in public accounting. Our graduates understand the science (and art) of providing expert and independent assessments that support smart business decisions within companies.

In one year, you'll gain the skills, experience, and credential needed for long-term success. Your career path could ultimately lead to a spot as a firm partner, executive or CEO in the corporate sector, consultant, or entrepreneur.

What you get in just 12 months:

  • The knowledge and professional skills needed to excel in public accounting (regardless of your undergraduate major)
  • Support to prepare and sit for the CPA exam (the first-time pass rate of Vanderbilt MAcc students remains among the highest for top Master of Accountancy programs)
  • Incredible opportunity to complete a 10-week paid internship with a Big 4 accounting firm—the average amount earned as an intern is $11,000 (many of these internships turn into full-time job offers after graduation)
  • Small-by-design program size—which means you'll get personal attention throughout your time here and opportunities to build enduring relationships with classmates, faculty, and staff

What you can expect after graduation:

  • The average full-time salary for Vanderbilt MAcc Assurance graduates = $56,000 + performance-based bonuses
  • Almost all of our graduates choose to launch their careers with one of the Big 4 accounting firms—KPMG, Deloitte, PwC, or EY—some choose to stay with these firms long-term, while others move on to senior leadership positions on the client side
  • Within 5 years, most of our graduates have advanced within their companies to 6-figure salaries

MAcc Placement Map

By the numbers


Year in and year out, the percentage of MAcc students who have accepted jobs within 90 days of graduation.

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We develop first-rate professional service providers. The firms tell us Vanderbilt graduates are at a “higher level” and have a “leg up” on other schools’ accounting program graduates. Good technical skills. Better people skills. Contributors who show initiative. The broader backgrounds of our students and the managerial perspective developed through MBA-level instruction distinguish our graduates from those of traditional accounting programs.

Karl HackenbrackFaculty Director | Vanderbilt MAcc Programs