A Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degree

Prepare for a Career as a CPA, Auditor or Tax Accountant

An accounting degree leads to opportunities as a CPA, tax or audit professional in a corporate accounting setting or a variety of executive leadership positions in business and industry. At Florida Tech, students prepare for accounting careers as well as graduate programs in accountancy, business and law or study for the CPA exam.

Whether you want to be a tax accountant, corporate auditor or certified public accountant (CPA), you can find many career options with an accounting degree from Florida Tech. Here, you'll develop a strong background in business and get experience in modern accounting strategies and best practices.

Gain Practical Experience

Accounting gives the aspiring entrepreneur the diverse financial skills necessary to successfully launch, manage and grow a business. Resume-building experiences, business networking opportunities and insight into industries of interest are all part of a dynamic and focused accounting degree program. As a senior, you'll complete the practicum in business, a professional internship course in which you apply your business skills and savvy within a dynamic local company. As a result, you get practical experience, an expanded professional network and perhaps even a pre-graduation job offer.

Build Professional Relationships

Beyond the classroom, accounting majors build leadership experience through exciting internships and participation in academic organizations like Delta Mu Delta (national business society), the Society for Advancement of Management, student government and over 100 other student organizations.

Get Recruited Upon Graduation

Employers that have recruited Florida Tech students with an accounting degree for internships and careers include global CPA firms like E&Y, Deloitte, RSM, PwC, as well as local and regional recognized firms like Berman Hopkins Wright & LaHam CPAs as well as Flavin Nooney & Person CPAs, among others. As far as private industries, Harris Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Rockwell Collins, Merrill Lynch and DRS are some major companies hiring our accounting graduates.

After receiving their accounting degree, students are prepared to successfully enter the job market, take the CPA examination or other certification examinations, or continue into graduate studies programs, often at Florida Tech, to pursue their M.B.A. or complete the requirements of CPA licensure.