Although the unemployment rate remains high, public accounting firms and companies in industries such as financial services, health care and consumer goods have increased their hiring of accountants. Jim Franklin, director of the Texas MPA program, was recently quoted in Fortune magazine:

“Of the 330 accounting and finance majors graduating from the Masters of Professional Accountancy program at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business, 90 percent have already landed jobs.”

Our students have pleasantly discovered that the supply of accounting graduates is barely meeting the demand!