What can I do with this degree?
Information Technology Services
Personal Financial Planning
Public accounting firms:
Public accounting firms hire candidates who meet the educational requirements for sitting for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam: 150 hours of education including 24 hours of accounting, i.e. the equivalent of an undergraduate degree in accounting.
State laws govern the practice of accountancy and specify the requirements to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam. In most states, the State Board of Accountancy has a website that outlines those requirements.
|Companies of all sizes, in all industries||Many managers in corporate settings obtain an MBA degree after several years of work experience.|
Federal agencies and departments including:
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Internal Revenue Service
Department of the Treasury
General Accounting Office
Office of Management and Budget
Securities Exchange Commission
State and local agencies
|Become familiar with the government application process.|
|Universities and colleges||
A Ph.D. in Accounting or a DBA, Doctorate in Business Administration, in accounting is generally required.
Maintain a high g.p.a. and secure strong faculty recommendations for admittance into graduate school.
Social service agencies and organizations
Public school systems
Universities and colleges
Libraries and museums
|Volunteer at non-profit organizations and build a network of contacts in the non-profit sector.|
STRATEGIES FOR PLACEMENT IN ACCOUNTING
Prepared by the Career Planning staff of Career Services at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2003)