The accounting curriculum provides a good background for a variety of challenging careers. We maintain close relationships with many public and private firms that have helped in placing over 90% of our students in various positions. Many of these job opportunities are provided by our internship program. We consistently place 65-70 interns for spring and summer. These are paid internships and most of the interns get job offers upon completion. The average starting salary is $43,000-$48,000 with some firms paying signing bonuses.
All of the major international accounting firms as well as regional firms recruit on campus. Students have opportunities in auditing, tax, consulting, and accounting systems.
Major industrial firms recruit our students (e.g., ConocoPhillips and Koch Industries). The opportunities are varied and include internal audit, accounting systems, tax, financial, and managerial accounting.
Students are also prepared to work for nonprofit entities (e.g., government, hospitals).
Master of Accountancy graduates with some type of professional certification (e.g., CPA, CMA, and CIA) are qualified to teach accounting in college. Some of our graduates have pursued a PhD in accounting to further their education and increase their opportunities in accounting education.
Accounting is the language of business and provides the foundation for students to succeed in any business area. Alumni are CFOs and CEOs of private companies and partners in CPA firms. Alumni with a master’s degree and certification also have more credibility with the public if they decide to go into business for themselves.