MPS in Management – Accounting Employment Report & Salary Data


See how an MPS from Cornell drives your potential earnings and career opportunities. The data below details the compensation, industry sectors, job functions, locations, and employers of recent graduates.

Class of 2020: Full-time job offers and acceptances

The MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization Class of 2020 included 46 graduates. The figures below represent the job offers and acceptances of the graduates who were actively seeking full-time employment opportunities.

94 percent of MPS graduates received an offer of employment within six months of graduation
94 percent of MPS graduates accepted a full-time employment offer within six months of graduation

Class of 2020: Average base salary and signing bonus data

The MPS in Management – Accounting Specialization Class of 2020 received an average base salary of $51,555. Graduates who were US work-authorized reported a slightly higher average base salary of $64,813. Graduates who were not US work-authorized reported an average base salary of $35,238.

$51,555 average base salary
$18,700 average bonus received

Salary data

Interested in how average base salary changes by location, industry, or job function? Take a look below.

Average base salary by industry

The majority of Accounting Specialization graduates – almost three quarters of the class – are employed in the consulting, audit, tax industry, which also pays the highest average base salary. The second largest industry employer is financial services, with the second highest average base salary.

 Industry  Average Base Salary Percent Employed
 Consulting/Audit/Tax $52,979 70%
 Financial Services $49,233 20%
 Architecture/Design/Construction, Retail, Technology $46,707 10%

Average base salary by job function

The majority – almost three quarters of the class – work in an accounting job function. The second highest percent of graduates work in a finance function.

 Function Average Base Salary Percent Employed
 Accounting $51,128 72%
 Finance $61,750 14%
Consulting N/A* 7%
General Management N/A* 7%

Average base salary by location

The majority of the MPS Accounting Specialization graduates accepted employment in the US. The remaining third are employed in Asia.

 Location Average Base Salary Percent Employed
 United States $63,800 70%
 China $24,136 27%
 Singapore N/A* 3%

Class of 2020: Top hiring companies

The list below represents the top companies that hired MPS Management – Accounting Specialization Class of 2020 graduates for full-time positions.

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