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The degree program in Accountancy prepares students for entry into a professional career in accounting in either the private or public sector. The program is designed to provide students with an educational foundation upon which they can grow professionally in the practice and study of accounting as they progress throughout their careers.
There are several career paths available to students of professional accounting. The possibilities include employment in public accounting, private industry, and government. Public accounting offers the opportunity to gain exposure to a wide variety of clients, their business practices, and their accounting methods. Professional certification as a Certified Public Accountants achieved by passing the Uniform CPA Examination. Public accountants may work in the areas of auditing, tax, or management advisory services. Graduates who work in private industry and government agencies may be employed as managerial or cost accountants or as internal auditors. Appropriate professional certifications within this segment of the accounting profession are Certified Management Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. Based on their wide range of business exposure and knowledge, many accountants ultimately move into high-level management positions.