Types of Degrees Accounting Management Majors Are Getting
The following table lists how many accounting and business/management graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.
|Education Level||Number of Grads|
What Accounting Management Majors Need to Know
People with careers related to accounting and business/management were asked what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. They weighted these areas on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.
Knowledge Areas for Accounting and Business/Management Majors
According to O*NET survey takers, a major in accounting and business/management should prepare you for careers in which you will need to be knowledgeable in the following areas:
- Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
- Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
Skills for Accounting and Business/Management Majors
accounting and business/management majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Abilities for Accounting and Business/Management Majors
A major in accounting and business/management will prepare for your careers in which the following abilities are important:
- Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
- Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
- Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
- Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
What Can You Do With a Accounting Management Major?
People with a accounting and business/management degree often go into the following careers:
|Job Title||Job Growth Rate||Median Salary|
|Financial Managers, Branch or Department||18.7%||$127,990|
|Treasurers and Controllers||18.7%||$127,990|
Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Management?
At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of accounting and business/management majors is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||151|
|Hispanic or Latino||180|
Students from other countries are interested in Accounting and Business/Management, too. About 4.8% of those with this major are international students.
How Much Do Accounting Management Majors Make?
Salaries According to BLS
Average salaries range from $78,820 to $146,830 (25th to 75th percentile) for careers related to accounting and business/management. This range includes all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.
To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.
Amount of Education Required for Careers Related to Accounting Management
Some careers associated with accounting and business/management require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.
How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to accounting and business/management have obtained the following education levels.
|Education Level||Percentage of Workers|
|High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED)||3.6%|
|Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production)||0.4%|
|Some College Courses||13.2%|
|Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree)||5.2%|
|Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master.||7.4%|
|First Professional Degree - awarded for completion of a program that: requires at least 2 years of college work before entrance into the program, includes a total of at least 6 academic years of work to complete, and provides all remaining academic requirements to begin practice in a profession.||0.1%|
Online Accounting Management Programs
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 157 schools offered some type of accounting and business/management program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.
|Degree Level||Colleges Offering Programs||Colleges Offering Online Classes|
|Certificate (Less Than 1 Year)||6||3|
|Certificate (1-2 years)||8||4|
|Certificate (2-4 Years)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Research)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice)||0||0|
|Doctor’s Degree (Other)||0||0|
Is a Degree in Accounting Management Worth It?
The median salary for a accounting and business/management grad is $100,990 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.
This is 153% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $1,221,800 after 20 years!
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Majors Related to Accounting Management
You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to accounting and business/management.
|Major||Number of Grads|
|Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping||20,239|
|Accounting and Finance||2,451|
|Other Accounting and Related Services||749|
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- College Scorecard
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers First Quarter 2020
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