1. Dozens of career paths. Students who study accounting can go on to become auditors, business consultants, financial planners, forensic accountants, tax attorneys, tax preparers/planners, budget analysts, FBI special agents, financial accountants, internal auditors, internal revenue agents or managerial accountants. The “possibilities” are endless.
2. A growing field. Accounting is a valuable tool in the business world, and it’s estimated that the number of jobs will increase by 13 percent in the next decade.
3. Professional affiliations. Gannon’s accounting faculty are affiliated with professional organizations such as the American Institutes of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants and the American Accounting Association.
4. Internship possibilities. Students can pursue internship opportunities in government, non-profit organizations and public accounting firms.
5. Accounting isn’t all about numbers. It’s about making business decisions and advising key stakeholders on what will be best for the company or the individual you’re working for.
If you’re looking for a business-focused career and have a knack for numbers, an accounting major may be the right fit for you!