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Accounting (B.A./B.S.)

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A strong foundation leading to countless opportunities.

The major in accounting provides students with advanced training in accounting, including managerial, financial, cost and income tax accounting. With a major in accounting, graduates will find careers in a variety of fields. While some accounting graduates are working as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), some are in related fields such as auditors, financial analysts, business analysts, credit analysts, investment analysts, financial planners, bankers, loan officers, corporate finance support positions, corporate audit functions, tax examiners, tax managers, insurance underwriters and entrepreneurs.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy working with numbers.
  • Are a good problem solver and analytical thinker.
  • Have strong leadership, detail, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Want a variety of career options.
  • Want to use accounting information in making business decisions

Career Opportunities

  • Certified public accountant
  • Auditor
  • Tax accountant
  • Corporate accountant
  • Financial or business analyst
  • Business manager
  • Corporate controller
  • Financial planner
  • Banker or loan officer
  • Insurance underwriter

Internship Opportunities

  • Accounting Intern
  • Loss mitigation intern
  • Credit analysis intern
  • Trust operations intern
  • Financial institution examiner
  • ATM funding intern

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.