Accounting Major at Marquette

What Can You Do With a Major in Accounting?

Accounting major careers and jobs

Marquette's accounting majors go on to work as auditors, financial analysts and consultants, tax professionals, and financial managers. About 35 percent of our accounting graduates go directly to graduate programs in accounting, business and law.

Job prospects for accountants and auditors are expected to grow at a much faster rate than other occupations, an estimated 22 percent by 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Jobs for accounting majors

Our accounting majors are recruited by leading employers in the region and the nation, and our placement rate for our undergraduate and graduate accounting programs is more than 90 percent. Marquette's accounting majors also go on to top graduate and law schools.

Recent employers and graduate schools of Marquette accounting majors include:

  • Allen-Edmonds
  • Baker Tilly
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Grant Thornton
  • Johnson Controls
  • Kimberly-Clark Corp.
  • Kohler
  • KPMG
  • Marquette University
  • Northwestern University
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Robert W. Baird
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Wipfli

Additional resources for careers in accounting


You might like the accounting major if you

✓ Have keen math and communication skills

✓ Are an analytical thinker

✓ Organize information well

What is the accounting major?

Student in classBusinesses, from corner coffee shops to multinational corporations, face tremendous pressures to stay ahead of their competition — and to do it ethically. For solutions, they often turn to accountants, who bring a wide range of technical and personal skills.

What is the accounting major?

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