Undergraduate Programs

Accounting

Accounting Career Opportunities

Career opportunities are found in public accounting, private industry, government and nonprofit organizations. View this AICPA resource for more career possibilities in accounting. >


Career Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for accountants and auditors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024, which represents a larger growth than the average for all occupations. They report the median annual wage for all levels of accountants and auditors in 2015 was $67,190. Find out more about the outlook for related fields such as budget analysts, financial managers, tax examiners and personal financial advisors from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Common Titles for Undergraduate Accounting Graduates

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Auditor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Budget Analyst
  • Buyer / Purchasing Agent
  • Cost Estimator
  • Credit Analyst
  • Financial Analyst / Manager
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Public Accountant
  • Tax Examiner
  • Tax Collector / Revenue Agent


Industries

  • Public Accounting Firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Corporations
  • Insurance Companies
  • Educational Institutions
  • Non-profit Organizations


Job Landings

Recent Drexel accounting graduates have landed jobs at the following companies:

  • BlackRock
  • Comcast
  • Deloitte
  • EY (Formerly Ernst & Young)
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG
  • Lockheed Martin
  • PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
  • QVC
  • Vanguard


Professional Organizations


Continuing Education Opportunities

Many students also choose to continue their studies in graduate schools, pursuing such degrees as:

Recent Drexel LeBow accounting alumni have gone on to pursue advanced degrees in the following programs:

  • Harvard University School of Law