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: