What is this major?
Accounting's focus is on the preparation, communication, and use of economic information for decision-making and has been referred to as the language of business. Accountants maintain financial records and supervise the recording of transactions for businesses, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and government organizations.
What can I do with this major?
|Bachelor's Degree/Entry Level||Further Education/Experience Required|
Problem solving, organization, numerical computation, data analysis, critical thinking, oral and written communication, computer literacy, efficiency, independent-work and teamwork skills, logical thinking.
Who employs graduates from this major?
Non-profit organizations, state/federal government, colleges/universities, private practice, insurance companies, banks, stock brokerages, business and industry, accounting firms
What is special about this major at Hartwick?
- Two tracks from which to choose:
Accounting CPA track--leads to a career in public accounting
Accounting General track--leads to a career in corporations
- Can be combined with a minor in Finance for increased marketability
- Graduates have little trouble finding jobs and some are employed by the 'Big-4' public accounting firms and Fortune 100 corporations
Acting Department Chair
Penny Wightman, 607-431-4338, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Sears, 607-431-4947, email@example.com
Major Connections Contacts
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