Department of Accounting and Finance

Chair: TBA

Job Opportunities

Completion of the degree prepares graduates for employment opportunities in both the private and public sectors. Business professionals who have a theoretical foundation and knowledge of all areas of business are an important part of any management team. Depending on the particular concentration selected, graduates will find job opportunities in traditional areas of accounting, financial economics, marketing, and management. 

In Accounting, accountant professionals will find employment with private companies, government agencies, and not-for-profit institutions with positions in auditing, financial, tax, cost, or managerial accounting. Graduates also may seek careers with Certified Public Accounting firms. Accountants also have the opportunity to obtain several professional certifications such as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

In Financial Economics, graduates may find employment as treasurers, controllers, financial managers, budget, credit and financial analysts, personal finance advisors, loan officers, risk management specialists, investment underwriters or fraud investigators, to name a few.

Dual Concentration:  Students may use their general and business electives to completed a second concentration.  If you would like to consider a “dual concentration,” discuss this option with your academic advisor.