Career Paths

Accounting: Students should strongly consider a career in accounting due to the many excellent opportunities that currently exist in the business world. Accounting is the language of business and, as such, all organizations need fluent speakers. Successful completion of the accounting program at the University should enable students to pursue careers in public accounting, industry and all levels of government. Accounting careers can offer substantial financial rewards as well as individual challenges and personal satisfaction. CPAs can be found working for all types of businesses and organizations, including not-for-profits, schools, hospitals, sports teams, and government. Certified Public Accountants have passed a rigorous exam and continue to update their knowledge every year. CPAs also subscribe to a high code of conduct that includes honesty, integrity, and independence. Today’s CPA is known as a strategic business advisor, technology guru, personal financial consultant, tax and estate planner, and fraud examiner. CPAs are found in a variety of roles working for a variety of organizations.

Business administration focuses on "the real world" application and is aimed at preparing individuals at getting almost any job because of its flexibility. The Business Administration degree is designed to provide the student with a broad and general overview of the basic functions in the business sector. Upon the completion of this curriculum, the student should be equipped with the basic knowledge and skills to start in an entry level administrative position in the business community or to establish and/or manage a small business. With a few more courses, one can specialize in either Management or Marketing. There is a multitude of career opportunities available to you with a bachelor degree in business administration. Each title outlines common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities upon completion of a four-year degree. This handout has job titles related to business administration majors and also provides occupations within the areas of concentration in accounting, economics, finance, general business, logistics, management marketing, and statistics. Careers