As an accounting student at KU, you will prepare to work in fields including industry, nonprofit, government, higher education or public accounting. You will receive a well-rounded education in business, as well as specified training in accounting. Supplement your major with a concentration to give you specialized training in an area of interest and to make you more competitive in the job market.​

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Sample of Related Skills

  • Communicate clearly to convey relevant financial and non-financial information so that decisions makers can formulate informed decisions  

  • Employ national, international, and historical perspectives to analyze accounting and business issues  

  • Identify ethical issues associated with accounting and business situations and apply appropriate principles of ethics and civic responsibility  

  • Demonstrate technical competence in financial accounting, taxation, and auditing  

  • Understand accounting technologies  

  • Work effectively in a team environment to generate an acceptable solution to an accounting problem  

Popular Career Paths

Internal Accounting: Involves tracking all of a company’s activities, including purchases, sales, employee payment, and pension management

Public Accounting: Looks at companies from the outside to ensure that their accounting practices are producing accurate information 

Jobs to Consider

Places to Seek Employment

  • Accounting Firms
  • Sole Practitioners
  • Companies (all sizes and injuries)
  • Universities & Colleges
  • Government Agencies
  • Not-for-profit Organizations
  • Religious Organizations
  • Hospitals 

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