Master's degrees

To address the growing needs of industry, ASU partnered with KPMG to develop a Master of Accountancy — Data and Analytics (MACC D&A) program. “This unique partnership blends industry insight with academics — equipping tomorrow's business leaders with the skills needed for the future of accounting,” says Amy Hillman, dean of the W. P. Carey School.

Hear from Dean Amy Hillman about W. P. Carey's virtual programs.

Since the Great Recession, there has been a change in hiring patterns for many companies and industries. While a bachelor's degree used to be the standard, many fields — from finance to IT to supply chain management — now consider candidates with specialized master's degrees over and above those with just an undergraduate diploma.

Although the hiring market for MBA graduates has improved over the past several years to pre-recession levels, the outlook is stronger than it has been since before the recession, according to the GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey.

The Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) charter is one of the most recognized qualifications in finance. Whether you plan to work in the U.S. or internationally, a CFA will deliver skills you can take with you anywhere.