Career Opportunities

The demand and salaries for accountants are excellent and accelerating. With a B.S. degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Accounting, students are in a position to offer employers a skill set and training which is highly sought and thus most marketable around the world.  In 2020, the average starting salary for Accounting B.S. graduates is expected to be $57,734 and for new M.B.A. graduates, $74,428 (Source: NACE National Association of Colleges and Employers).

Winthrop's accounting faculty members have excellent relationships with the region's business community. Because of these relationships, our graduates can look forward to excellent careers in both public and private accounting.  Graduates go on to become certified public accountants, managerial accountants, tax accountants, and chief financial officers.  They have opportunities for careers with the Big Four Accounting Firms, large second-tier international accounting firms, regional accounting firms, local accounting firms, major merchandising, manufacturing, and service companies and local, state, and federal government agencies. 

Among our success stories are graduates who currently hold the following positions: