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 

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.

Careers

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)

Information Systems 

Get a Competitive Advantage

We prepare you to assist, manage, and eventually lead in the development and evolution of technology infrastructures and systems in private and public organizations, large and small, across the United States and abroad.

Careers

With a BS in Management Information Systems, consider careers in:

  • Enterprise networking
  • Network administration
  • Cybersecurity
  • Programming
  • Database development
  • Database administration
  • Application development
  • Business computing
  • Systems analysis
  • Business analysis
  • Microprocessing
  • Business systems
  • Project management

Path to higher degrees

With a BS in MIS, you can pursue these higher education degrees:

  • MBA
  • MS in Management Information Systems
Maria Hoge

Going Above and Beyond

"My experiences at IUP and in the Eberly College of Business have far exceeded my expectations. The faculty and students go above and beyond to create an ideal learning environment. The people that I have met, the knowledge that I have learned, and the skills and experiences that I have gained will help me throughout my career."

Maria Hoge, BS, MIS