Claire Kelly


Program: MAcc

Institution: UC Berkeley

My undergraduate studies from UC Berkeley focused on environmental economics and policy. I enjoyed learning how to analyze markets and how to determine the optimal strategy for the management of natural resources. As I thought about the direction of my career after college, I realized that I wanted to redirect my focus to the internal side of business operations. I wanted to gain a strong foundation in accounting so that I could become a more effective and efficient business decision maker. Applying to the MAcc program at USC was one of the best decisions I have made. As someone with no prior accounting experience, the summer intensive academic program at USC gave me the skill sets to succeed in my fall graduate courses. The professors created a supportive learning environment and the university provided plenty of resources to make sure that every student succeeded in their studies. I formed a great group of friends and enjoyed exploring Los Angeles when I had free time. The USC MAcc program has an outstanding reputation and I am excited to be able to part of the Trojan community.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions regarding the summer intensive program, MAcc, or life at USC. I am more than happy to share my experiences with you and answer any questions you might have. I look forward to speaking with you!



Claire Kelly