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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.
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!
Get to know the Accounting programs at Globe University
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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Our accounting programs feature small classes and emphasize hands-on learning. All of our accounting programs are offered online and on campus.
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:
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
Preparer/use of accounting information
Auditor of accounting information
“Inside” corporate professionals
Public practice licensure
Higher-quality, lower-cost “beans”
Attesting to the accuracy of “beans”
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.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition
Globe University is accredited by Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award doctoral degrees, master’s degrees, bachelor of fine arts degrees, bachelor of science degrees, associate in applied science degrees and diplomas.
Working collaboratively with fellow Globe Education Network member Minnesota School of Business, the university offers college degree programs online and on campus in locations in the Minneapolis-St. Paul region (the IDS Center, Blaine, Brooklyn Center, Plymouth, Richfield, Elk River, Lakeville and Woodbury), Rochester, Shakopee, St. Cloud and Moorhead, Minnesota (MN); Appleton, Green Bay, Wausau, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Middleton and Madison, Wisconsin (WI); and Sioux Falls, South Dakota (SD). Our online program is world-wide, and our campuses serve students from Upper Midwest communities including Fargo, North Dakota (ND) and Bloomington, Eagan, White Bear Lake, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, Burnsville, Roseville, Maplewood, Minnetonka and Maple Grove, MN.