Not only do we learn the critical accounting knowledge, but we learn the soft business skills.
Jaclyn Taylor, Master of Accounting Alum
On why TCU’s accounting grads are in high demand
Although Jaclyn entered college as a pre-med undergrad, she discovered that accounting came very easily to her (in contrast to the struggle her peers experienced). Because she enjoyed it, she decided to major in accounting and top that with TCU’s one-year master’s program. The master’s degree readied her for the Texas CPA exam—and for long-term career success.
More than accounting
TCU’s Master of Accounting graduates are creative problem solvers who can hit the ground running. “TCU has helped me to be as successful as I possibly can be. Not only do we learn the critical accounting knowledge, but we learn the soft business skills, like communicating, being an ethical manager, being able to motivate someone, being able to deal with conflict and having crucial conversations with people.”
Outstanding career placement
With a master’s in accounting from TCU, you’ll gain expert status in assurance, taxation, financial reporting, internal audits and litigation support from a school with a 98 percent employment rate at graduation. The DFW Metroplex’s more than 10,000 corporations also give you access to better internships and better networking. Jaclyn interned with Deloitte for a semester, gaining experience in writing work papers, accounts payable, cash and journal entry testing. Then she accepted a full-time job as an auditor with Deloitte. “I interned for Deloitte full-time from January to March, right during busy tax season. It was an awesome experience to see it all happen at a very fast pace.”
TCU graduates consistently place in the top 5 CPA exam pass rates in Texas because they meet all the requirements to take the test and possess the detailed knowledge to score highly. While studying for the CPA exam, Jaclyn felt well-prepared. “It made me feel good, because as I read through the sections, I remembered we learned about it in a past class. It was nice to see that I had been exposed to all of these topics at least once.”