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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.

AccountanT

$77,250/year

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 $77,250, and accountant positions are expected to grow by 7% through 2030.4

Financial Manager

$131,710/year

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 $131,710, financial manager positions are expected to expand by 17% through 2030.3

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.

Sources:

  1. “Financial Analysts.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on August 30, 2022 from https://www.bls.gov/.
  2. “Budget Analysts.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on August 30, 2022 from https://www.bls.gov/.
  3. “Financial Managers.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on August 30, 2022 from https://www.bls.gov/.
  4. “Accountants and Auditors.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved on August 30, 2022 from https://www.bls.gov/.