A Future in Accounting
A bachelor's degree in accounting provides employment in many private and public accounting jobs and is a natural preparation for a graduate degree. Accounting students at Isenberg have one of the top placement rates and highest starting salary of all the majors at Isenberg. Student can easily achieve a master's degree in accounting in as soon as two semesters after the senior year.
Be a part of one of the largest VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) programs in the country that offers both foreign and domestic tax assistance. This program allows accounting students to offer free income tax assistance to qualified taxpayers as part of VITA at Isenberg. Students use their accounting knowledge to help individuals file their tax returns, answer pressing tax questions and offer tax-related guidance. The experience gives students an opportunity to hone their people skills and to practice their tax preparation skills in a live setting.
The Semester in the Profession program, more commonly called the “SIP Program,” allows qualified accounting majors to spend part of the spring semester, typically in the junior year, gaining valuable, full-time, professional experience in public accounting. SIP interns typically work 8-9 weeks, enhance their prospects for a career position, and still stay on track for graduation. Participants who complete the program earn up to 15 credits for the semester by participating in an internship practicum course (usually 9 credits) and taking two intensive accounting courses after the students return to campus. Learn more about the SIP Program here.
Career Paths in Accounting
Accounting majors take positions in a broad spectrum of industries, including banks, brokerage firms, insurance companies, real estate developers, and accounting firms. Many students chose to complete their Master of Accounting (MSA) degree in as soon as two semesters after the senior year. Isenberg's Office of Career Success is dedicated to serving the career and professional development needs of Isenberg students.
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Department of Accounting
Isenberg School of Management
121 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003