Summary: This information describes typical occupations and employment settings associated with this major. Understand some of these options
may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Accounting
The J. M. Tull School of Accounting prepares students for careers as professional accountants, whether as tax experts, members of
management, computer systems specialists, or as certified public accountants. The curriculum acknowledges that accountants also need to
be competent business people. Thus, the academic program includes a significant exposure to courses in business, economics, and
management and is designed to give the student an understanding of the theory of accounting as it is used in our society. An accounting
education provides an excellent background for non-business professions, such as law, and is helpful for advancement to top-level
management positions. Because of the various areas within accounting, BBA students are given a broad background of accounting classes
to provide the basic tools to enter an accounting position. Should a student wish to specialize in a specific area, he or she would need to
pursue the Master of Accountancy that allows specializations in Audit, Taxation, or Systems.
Georgia Career Information Center http://www.gcic.peachnet.edu/(accessible only on campus computers)
O*NET http://online.onetcenter.org (click on Find Occupations)
Occupational Outlook Handbook http://www.bls.gov/oco (type in general term for career of interest)
Alberta Occupational Profiles http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/occinfo/frameset.asp (click on Occupational Title Search)
*Please visit the Career Center Library or your Career Consultant for additional information or assistance.
Possible Job Titles of Accounting Graduates
(*Jobs secured as reported by UGA Career Center post-graduate survey)