What You Can Do With Your Accounting Degree

  • Kelly Kumetis

    “The Student Accounting Association allowed me to network with successful alumni and to learn about all the career choices that are available to me after graduation. During my first year in the organization, I visited Deloitte, and it opened my eyes to public accounting. After that trip, I knew that I wanted to work for a big four accounting firm. I contacted a recruiter for another big four firm which led to an interview, internship, and ultimately a full-time position”
    —Kelly Kumetis, BS Accounting and BS, Finance

    Accounting Gives You a Variety of Career Opportunities

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow faster than the average for all job categories. Furthermore, continued globalization of business, increased government regulations, and heightened scrutiny from stockholders will only lead to a greater need for accountants, auditors, and those who pay close attention to a company’s finances.  

    As an accounting major, you can design your curriculum for multiple accounting career options.


    With a BS in Accounting from IUP, you're prepared for entry-level positions in:

    • Public accounting
    • Government
    • Industry
    • Nonprofit organizations
    • Small business
    • Finance
    • Law 

    Path to Higher Degrees And Certification

    With a BS in Accounting from IUP, you can pursue these higher degrees and certifications:

    • Master's degree in accountancy
    • Law degree
    • MBA
    • PhD in Accounting
    • CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
    • CMA (Certified Management Accountant)
    • CIA (Certified Internal Auditor)
    • CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner)