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Open Doors with an Accounting Degree

What can you do with an accounting major? Accounting is considered to be the language of business.  An accounting major opens a range of career opportunities that enjoy great work/life balance and  earning potential.

Accounting involves analyzing,interpreting and communicating financial information.  Employers are looking for candidates with critical thinking, problem solving, management and technology skills. 

  • Do you have great math and communication skills?
  • Are you an analytical thinker?
  • Are you proficient at organizing information?

Consider an accounting degree!

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics points to accounting as a field that will continue to offer excellent employment opportunities.* The field of accounting has been changing and growing rapidly.  Technology, regulation, tax law changes, and globalization have dramatically increased the complexity of  business.  Accountants fill the roles of financial experts, system professionals, management consultants, and budget analysts.  The demand for accountants continues to grow.

Earn a degree in accounting from Globe University and jumpstart your career!

 

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Accounting Program Overview

Get to know the Accounting programs at Globe University

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Accounting in the Classroom

Is accounting the right field for you? Watch this video to get a flavor of how our career-focused accounting program will prepare you for the real world.

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What is Forensic Accounting?

Watch this video to get an overview of the field of forensic accounting, and the courses of study available at Globe University.

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Accounting Career Opportunities

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Accounting degree programs

Our accounting programs feature small classes and emphasize hands-on learning. All of our accounting programs are offered online and on campus.  

CMA or CPA?

An accounting major can lead to a career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA).  What is the difference?

Here is a quick table of the highlights of each:

CMA

CPA

 International recognition

 Limited to U.S.; a state designation

 Targeted to corporate financial professionals

 Targeted to public accounting

 Broad-based, industry-related content

 Content for public practice

 Knowledge-based professional

 Skills-based professional

 Preparer/use of accounting information

 Auditor of accounting information

 Concept-based

 Rule-based

 “Inside” corporate professionals

 Public practice licensure

 Higher-quality, lower-cost “beans”

 Attesting to the accuracy of “beans”

 “Player”

 “Referee”

 Concerned with future performance

 Concerned with past performance

Both certifications require a Bachelor’s Degree and a certification exam.

The CMA exam is administered by the Institute of Management Accountants, an international organization.  This means the exam has the same requirements everywhere.

CMAs generally work within a corporation helping management plan and control operations.  They look to the future and specialize in strategic planning, budgeting, financial analysis and cost control.

The CPA exam is administered by the state, which means the requirements can vary from state to state.

A CPA generally works for the public as an auditor or tax preparer.  They are looking at past performance and making sure that generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) have been followed.

Contact any campus or call 1-877-303-6060 to speak with a representative about our accounting programs. 

Student Outcomes Disclosure: Associate in Accounting and Tax Specialist
Student Outcomes Disclosure: Associate in Management Accounting
Student Outcomes Disclosure: Bachelor in Accounting

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition

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