Graduate Study in Economics

Graduate study in economics is not an easy road, but it can be a fulfilling, challenging, and enjoyable process. A Ph.D. in economics can prepare you for a variety of careers. Depending on your ultimate career goals, a Master's degree may be a good choice. Preparation is key, so seek advice during your first two years on what courses to take during your remaining semesters.

Accounting, Business & Finance

Davidson provides students with an outstanding undergraduate liberal arts education. Here, you develop many skills that will serve you well in life, including critical thinking and the ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Still, many employers look for specific credentials from new employees that are not attainable at Davidson. Professional programs in Accounting and Business & Finance offer graduates the opportunity to develop additional skills that are valued by employers.

There are hundreds of graduate school opportunities in accounting. The ones below are recommended and have proven to be beneficial for recent Davidson graduates. 

Wake Forest University

The Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) is a three-semester program that includes a paid internship during the second semester. This program boasts one of the highest CPA pass rates in the country.

Davidson students* who are admitted into this program with a minimum 3.2 GPA and 600 GMAT (or 315 GRE) will receive a minimum $10,000 per semester scholarship and be considered for additional merit-based scholarships. Additionally, Wake Forest will waive the application fee and essays for all Davidson applicants.

*U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents

Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt program offers two one-year programs: the traditional Master of Accountancy (MAcc) and the MAcc Valuation. Both tracks include opportunities for paid internships with top firms. All admitted Davidson students will receive a $10,000 scholarship and will be considered for additional merit-based scholarships.

Kenan-Flagler/UNC Chapel Hill

UNC Kenan-Flagler's Master of Accounting Program prepares students for leadership positions in public and corporate accounting careers by integrating economics, quantitative methods and behavioral sciences.