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Life after Ball State

Because accounting involves maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports, the job of a certified public accountant  (CPA) comes first to mind. But alumni who have studied accounting also enjoy lucrative executive-level positions at private corporations, interesting opportunities at a wide range of governmental agencies, and fulfilling jobs at nonprofit organizations.

Each year, about 200 Ball State students declare accounting majors in the Miller College of Business. When they graduate, about 40 percent typically begin their careers with public accounting firms in Indiana, and another 40 percent accept accounting positions outside public accounting. Many serve as auditors, budget officers, controllers, cost accountants, systems analysts, and tax accountants for private businesses and nonprofit organizations.