Where am I?
There’s an accountant behind every sports team, restaurant, movie studio and just about any other business that captures your interest. Accounting is a fast-growing field offering plentiful opportunities for career advancement. Most accounting jobs require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, but you’ll gain a competitive advantage when you continue your education with certification or licensure, a graduate Accounting degree, or an area of expertise. The most widely recognized and highly respected certification is the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credential.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (2010-11) employment of accountants is expected to grow by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, a faster-than-average rate compared to other occupations.
Why an Accounting Program with Fontbonne?
Fontbonne’s accounting program, offered through the Eckelkamp College of Global Business and Professional Studies, provides the knowledge and tools needed to pursue meaningful employment in accounting. You’ll receive a strong business and accounting foundation and courses in financial accounting and reporting, auditing and attestation, regulation, and business environment and concepts to prepare you for the CPA examination.
Ethics is an increasingly important topic of study in this field following the highly publicized accounting scandals several years ago. A Fontbonne education promotes ethical and professional behavior, both in and out of the classroom, as part of our mission to educate students to think critically, to act ethically and to assume responsibility as citizens and leaders.
Our business faculty will assist you in establishing a practicum or internship where you can apply classroom knowledge in professional settings, establish community contacts and gain valuable work experience.
What Can I Do with My Degree?
With a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Fontbonne, you’ll be prepared for a successful career in a wide variety of fields, including public accounting firms, private industry, government and related areas. What direction you go depends upon your professional and personal goals.
The industries you can work in and the opportunities available are virtually endless. You could work in a public accounting firm auditing other company’s financial statements or preparing their tax returns, be an accountant or analyst in the healthcare or non-profit industry, investigate white-collar crime and fraud for the FBI in the forensic accounting field, or even count ballots for the Academy Awards.
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