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Online BS/BAS in Accounting: Career Outlook

Chart Your Future in the Financial World

Develop the financial and analytical tools to advance your professional profile with Methodist University’s 100% online BS/BAS in Accounting. This diverse field offers opportunities in business, marketing, and finance sectors. The online bachelor’s in accounting will give you the platform to expand your career opportunities.



As an accountant, you gather, inspect, analyze, and offer recommendations for your client’s financial reporting. Across diverse work settings, accountants work to help their clients prepare important tax information for filing and auditing purposes. Accountants typically become licensed as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) to ensure their practices remain compliant based on state law. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, accountants earn an average salary of $71,550, and accountant positions are expected to grow by 4% through 2029.4

Financial Manager


Financial managers are responsible for making important business and accounting decisions that guide an organization’s long-term future. As a financial manager, you would produce quarterly financial reports to chart informed, forward-thinking business plans. Currently earning an average salary of $129,890, financial manager positions are expected to expand by 15% through 2029.3

Additional careers in accounting include:

  • Financial Consultant
  • Controller
  • Cost Accountant
  • Budget Analyst
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Tax Accountant

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Program Outcomes: Financial Support for Business Growth

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

Ensuring Your Success Beyond Graduation

From the moment you become a student at Methodist University, you’ll have access to the support needed to obtain career readiness skills, internships, employment, and other career opportunities. And you can tap into a wide variety of career services long after you’ve graduated.

Here are just a few examples of what you can expect for career support as a student or alumnus. You can benefit from all of them remotely.

Individual and Group Workshops

Whether you need help with assessing your skills and defining your career goals or want a crash course in job searching, our staff can help.

Career Readiness

MU Career Services is committed to empowering students with career readiness tools. Contact us for details about our signature programs, the MU Career Challenge and the Senior Seminar Series.

Mock Interviews

Learn how to respond confidently to general and behavioral interview questions while articulating your strengths with mock interviews.

Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

Get feedback on how your resume and cover letters can stand out from the competition and showcase what you offer to organizations.

MU Career Hub

The MU Career Hub is your resource for job announcements, event registrations, and other Career Services information from the Office of Student Affairs. Join us each spring for the career fair. Stay up to date by creating a Purple Briefcase account today. You should also follow us on social media (Instagram and Facebook) for the latest job postings and event announcements.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Analysts, at (visited December 2, 2020).
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Budget Analysts, at (visited December 2, 2020).
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Financial Managers, at (visited December 2, 2020).
  4. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Accountants and Auditors, at (visited December 2, 2020).