MS in Accounting and Information Analysis Career Success

MS in Accounting and Information Analysis Partnering and Internships

MS in Accounting and Information Analysis (MSAIA) core courses incorporate both academic rigor and practitioner input, either through involving practicing professionals or, in the case of MACC 420, using an experienced practitioner as instructor. Most courses have some sessions taught by practitioners and many use outside speakers to emphasize the real world implications of the subject matter.


An integral component of the MSAIA program involves partnering with professional firms. Public accounting firms, consulting organizations, and corporate partners lend their expertise. Partners contribute to the classroom experience by providing unique talents. Professionals present materials alongside professors and interject their experiences and understanding of practical issues to enrich the learning experience.


The work experience gained from internships provides a practical framework and enhances understanding of the course material. Although not required, all students are encouraged to take one or more internships prior to beginning the program.

Recruitment and Placement

Over 100 companies recruit annually on campus for Lehigh accounting graduates, including:

  • Campbell Soup Co.
  • Deloitte and Touche LLP
  • Eisner Amper 
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Huron Consulting
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • JP MorganChase
  • McGladrey LLP
  • Merck & Co., Inc
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Nabisco Foods
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Morgan Stanley

Graduates have been hired in several fields including:

  • Assurance and auditing
  • Transaction analysis and structured finance
  • Corporate accounting and control
  • Consulting
  • Financial analysis
  • Tax practice

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