Accounting prepares students for careers in public accounting, industry, non-profit, and government organizations. As a result, demand for accounting graduates and starting salaries in accounting have consistently been among the highest for new college graduates.
The accounting degree opens the door to many professional possibilities including: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Forensic Accountant (Cr.FA), Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), among others.
Management accountants are seen as the "value-creators" among accountants - more interested in forward looking decisions that will affect the future of the organization than in historical recording and compliance (score keeping) aspects of the profession.
Management accounting knowledge and experience can be obtained from varied fields and functions within an organization, such as information management, treasury, efficiency auditing, marketing, valuation, pricing, logistics, etc.
The accounting degree with the Managerial Accounting Option opens the door to professional possibilities in business and industry and can lead to: Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), among others.