Why major in Accounting?
A degree in accounting may be the best route to a successful business career. The reason is that accounting has always been considered as the language of business. There are endless possibilities of what you can do with a degree in accounting. You can pursue a position in a private or government sector; hold positions such as corporate accountant, auditor, treasurer, tax manager, financial analyst, FBI special agent, controller, CEO, partner in a CPA firm, entrepreneur, and business owner. In fact, no matter what you decide to do, having an accounting background can open doors wide.
Over the past two decades, the accounting field has changed dramatically in response to such explosive trends as the computer revolution, increased government regulations, frequent tax law changes, the globalization of business, and the on-going downsizing and restructuring of corporations. As a result, accounting has become a dynamic career and very much in demand in this increasingly complex and competitive business environment.
Furthermore, a degree in accounting provides you with an opportunity to earn professional recognition through certifications and designations such as certified public accountant (CPA), certified internal auditor (CIA), certified information systems auditor (CISA), and certified management accountant (CMA).