Internships and Career Resources

Some careers will require additional education and experience, which is one reason the College of Business offers a wide variety of internship opportunities to expand your skills, preparing you for the best opportunities after you graduate.

Career Opportunities in Accounting

The certified public accountant (CPA) remains the most requested accreditation, while a master's degree in business administration (MBA) also is a key qualifier for many senior-level and financial analyst positions. Other highly regarded credentials include the certified internal auditor (CIA), certified information systems auditor (CISA), certified management accountant (CMA), certified payroll professional (CPP) and certified credit executive (CCE) designations. Potential career fields for those with a Business Administration Degree with a concentration in Accounting include:

  • Auditing
  • Budget Analysis
  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Tax

According to Robert Half, a prestigious and nationally-known recruitment firm, the following accounting positions are currently in great demand.

  • Controllers
  • Financial analysts
  • Business systems analysts
  • Internal auditors
  • Accountants
  • Tax accountants
  • Cost accountants
  • Auditors
  • Accounting operations

Career Opportunities in Finance

There are two basic career paths in finance. The first is managerial finance, which involves managing the finance function for businesses in the manufacturing and trade industries. These industries make and sell consumer and commercial products. The second is a career in the financial services industry, which creates and sells intangible financial products or services. Banking, securities, real estate, and insurance are all financial service industries.

Managerial Finance

  • Capital Budgeting Analyst/Manager
  • Credit Analyst/Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Pension Fund Manager
  • Project Finance Manager
  • Property Manager (corporate)

Financial Services

  • Banking
  • Loan Officer
  • Retail Bank Manager
  • Trust Office
  • Securities
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Banker
  • Securities Analyst
  • Stockbroker or Account Executive
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Underwriter

The Employment and Salary Outlook

To get detailed salary range information for different positions and ranks, please download the Robert Half 2012 Salary Guide here.