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Partnering and Internships

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
     McGladrey & Pullen LLP
    Eisner LLP
    Merck & Co., Inc
    Ernst & Young LLP  
    Merrill Lynch
    Grant Thorton LLP
    Nabisco Foods
    Huron Consulting
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
    Johnson & Johnson
    Rothstein Kass LLP
    JP MorganChase
    Smith Barney
      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
The Bottom Line
Angela Donizetti '09
Assurance Associate
Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC)
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