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What can I do with an accounting degree?

NWU’s accounting degree program covers a broad range of business functions: accounting, financial management, economics, marketing, quantitative methods, economics and business law. So, accounting degree graduates are prepared to enter a variety of career paths.

Graduate Studies

An Accounting degree can prepare you for earning an MBA (Master in Business Administration), becoming a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and attending law school.

Job Opportunities

For detailed information about accounting career opportunities, see also Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Business and Financial Occupations, Accountants and Auditors, Budget Analysts, Financial Analysts, Loan Officers, Actuaries, and Tax Examiners, Collectors and Revenue Agents.

Accounting graduates succeed in a variety of environments from small, locally-owned businesses, to non-profit organization, to global corporations. Accounting is integral to every typeof business meaning that growth in any sector lifts the demand for accounting professionals. Jobs that may be available to accounting majors include:

  • Public and Private Accounting
  • Management Accountant
  • Government Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Cost Estimator, Construction and Manufacturing
  • Finance Officer
  • Controller
  • Banking
  • Credit Manager
  • Cash Manger
  • Insurance Manager
  • Underwriter
  • Actuary, Risk Manager
  • Investments
  • Small-Business Management
  • Tax Examiner
  • Revenue Agent
  • Revenue Officer/Collector

What can I do with a business administration degree?

NWU’s business administration degree program covers a broad range of business functions: accounting, management, economics, marketing, information systems and business law. So, as generalists, business administration graduates are prepared to enter a variety of career paths.

Graduate Studies

A business administration degree can prepare you to earn an MBA (Master in Business Administration) and attend law school.

Job Opportunities

For detailed information about business administration career opportunities, see also Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Business and Financial Occupations and Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners.

Business administration graduates succeed in a variety of environments from small, locally-owned businesses to global corporations. Jobs that may be available to business administration majors include:

  • Public and Private Accounting
  • Administration
  • Management
  • Business Information System Manager
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Analyst
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Risk Management
  • Real Estate
  • Investments
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Small-Business Management
  • Operations Management (facilities, inventory, scheduling, planning, purchasing, traffic, etc.)
  • Meeting Convention and Event Planner

What can I do with a business-sociology degree?

Without a good understanding of others—coworkers, superiors and subordinates, customers, competitors—and all of the roles that each play, it is nearly impossible to succeed at business. So, sociology with a business focus is a degree that is increasingly well received in the business world. Employment opportunities will be greatest in individual and family service organizations, followed by community and vocational rehabilitation services; nursing and residential care facilities; religious, civic and similar organizations; as well as state and local government, education and hospitals.

Graduate Studies

Many students choose sociology because they see it as a broad liberal arts base for continuing graduate studies in such fields as law, education, medicine, social work and counseling.

Job Opportunities

For detailed information about business-sociology degree career opportunities, see also Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Social Workers and Social and Community Service Managers.

Depending on your interests, experience and skills, an array of business opportunities are available including sales, business analyst, human resource specialist and marketing communications. Jobs that may be available to business-sociology majors include:

  • Adoption Service Caseworker/Manager
  • Adult Daycare Manager
  • Child Welfare Caseworker/Manager
  • Community Center Manager
  • Sheltered Workshop Supervisor/Manager
  • Neighborhood Service Center Manager
  • Group Home Manager
  • Home Service Manager
  • Non-Profit Supervisor/Manager
  • Outreach Coordinator
  • Public Welfare Supervisor/Manager
  • Scout Program Supervisor/Manager
  • Social Service Coordinator/Administrator/Manager
  • Student Activities Manager
  • Volunteer Services Supervisor/Manager
  • Youth Program Director
  • Sales Representative
  • Business Analyst
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Employee Assistance Specialist
  • Market Research Specialist
  • Marketing Communications Specialist
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Policy Analyst
  • United Nations Intern

What can I do with a digital marketing degree?

Over the last decade, the digital transformation of the marketing landscape has rapidly exploded. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for marketing manager positions is expected to grow 10% in the next 10 years.

Graduate Studies

A digital marketing degree can prepare you for earning a Master in Business Administration.

Job Opportunities

For detailed information about digital marketing career opportunities, see also Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Advertising, promotions and marketing managers.

LinkedIn’s recent list of top 10 in-demand jobs includes digital marketers with search engine optimization (SEO), social media and content marketing skills. Jobs that may be available to digital marketing majors include:

  • Digital marketing manager
  • Marketing analytics specialist
  • Social media manager
  • Content strategist

What can I do with an economics degree?

NWU’s economics degree program covers a broad range of business functions: accounting, financial management, economics, marketing, quantitative methods, economics and business law. So, economics degree graduates are prepared to enter a variety of career paths. Most economist jobs require an advanced degree, but some entry-level jobs are available with a bachelor’s degree.

Graduate Studies

A master’s degree or Ph.D. is required for most economist jobs. An economics degree also can prepare you for earning a Master in Business Administration, becoming a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and attending law school.

Job Opportunities

For detailed information about Economics degree career opportunities, see also Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Economist.

Economists study the supply and demand of resources and services, helping businesses and other organizations make informed decisions. Employment in the federal government—the largest employer of economists—is expected to decline. As a result, demand for economists in the federal government is likely to be limited.

  • Analyst (sales, market, program, policy, business and financial
  • Research Associate (surveys, data collection and trend analysis)
  • Financial Economist (savings, investments, risk)
  • Industrial Organization Economist
  • International Economist
  • Labor Economist (labor supply and demand, wages, unions)
  • Macroeconomist/Monetary Economist (unemployment, inflation, economic growth)
  • Microeconomist (analyze financial trends for a firm)
  • Public Finance Economist (analyze impact of tax cuts, budget deficits, welfare policy)
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Journalist
  • State and Local Government Analyst Positions

What can I do with a financial planning degree?

Financial planners help people turn long-term financial goals into reality. Financial advisors and planners are accredited by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP® Board), which ensures that advisors and planners meet strict educational, professional and ethical requirements. 

Graduate Studies

Students who complete a bachelor’s degree at NWU will successfully fulfill the CFP Board’s education requirement and be prepared to sit for the CFP Exam. A financial planning degree can prepare you for earning a Master in Business Administration and a master's degree in financial planning.

Job Opportunities

For detailed information about financial planning career opportunities, see also Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: Financial advisors.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for personal financial advisors is expected to grow at a faster than average rate of 7% through 2028. Career paths include:

  • Financial Planner

  • Client Services Advisor

  • Financial Analyst

What can I do with an international business degree?

The international business curriculum provides students with the opportunity to focus on the managerial, economic, cultural, political and social dimensions that will prepare them for participation in a global business community.

Graduate Studies

An international business degree can prepare you for earning a Master in Business Administration and attending law school. 

Job Opportunities

  • Legislative Aid
  • Foreign Service
  • Cultural Attaché
  • Embassy Officer
  • FBI/CIA Agent
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Military Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • International Trade/Marketing/Sales
  • International Economist
  • International Financial Analyst
  • International Development
  • Import Compliance Specialist
  • International Marketing Research Analyst
  • International Banking Officer/Associate
  • International Loan Officer
  • Cultural Diversity Trainer
  • Diversity Consultant
  • Country Risk Analysis
  • Import/Export Specialist
  • Trade Specialist
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Foreign Currency Investment Adviser
  • Foreign Investment
  • International Distribution
  • International Purchasing Agent
  • International Stock Broker
  • Interpreter and Translator
  • Sister City Facilitation
  • International Economic Development Specialist
  • Missionary Service Administrator/Manager
  • International Service Agency Coordinator/Administrator/ Manager: Red Cross, CARE, UNICEF, Peace Corps
  • Global Environment Organization Coordinator/Administrator/Manager: World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace, Sierra International

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What can I do with a project management degree?

According to the Project Management Institute, employers will need to fill an average of 2.2 million new project-oriented roles each year through 2027. Industries leading the demand are in manufacturing, finance and professional services.

Graduate Studies

By getting your project management degree from NWU, you will be prepared to take the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam, and industry-recognized professional certification. A project management degree can also prepare you for earn a Master in Business Administration.

Job Opportunities

For detailed information about project management career opportunities, see the Project Management Institute.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for personal financial advisors is expected to grow at a faster than average rate of 7% through 2028. Career paths include:

  • IT Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Construction Project Manager