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A measure of the success of the department is evidenced by the placement in the career opportunities available to its graduates. Large public accounting firms, the Naval Audit Service and other federal, state, and local governmental agencies, and many industrial firms regularly recruit our graduates on campus. Presently, substantial numbers of our graduates are not only advancing their own careers in these organizations but are returning to Gannon as recruiters for these companies. Comments from these recruiters give more than adequate testimony to the quality of the preparation for our students in accounting.
Employment rates for accountants are expected to increase almost three times the national average rate between 2008 and 2018. Accounting majors will get the best job opportunities after pursuing graduate level degrees and certifications such as CPA, CMA, or CFP. Students who major in accounting can seek employment as an internal auditor, certified public accountant, financial or managerial accountant, or financial planner. People in the accounting industry make a medium range of anywhere from $46,000 to $79,000 annually.
Some students choose not to enter the business world immediately upon graduation but rather elect to further their education in graduate studies. Our program provides an excellent base for graduate work in Accounting, Business Administration, Law, or related fields.