Accounting is a foundational element of business, linked to providing control, stability, and accountability to a company’s finances. It’s a role that will likely always be in demand. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the accountant and auditor job market will grow by 10 percent between 2016 and 2026. Even so, students may still ask themselves, why study accounting? The answer goes beyond a projected uptick in job availability. Benedictine Mesa accounting students have the opportunity to either double major or minor in another field, giving them a leg up on the competition. They can also apply for the CO+HOOTS Institute for Entrepreneurship where they will gain access to a network of experts, mentors, sponsors, guides and even employers.
"I had a pretty good idea that I wanted to run my own small business for awhile now. Majoring in Accounting has really opened my eyes to learn what it takes behind the scenes to be successful. The professors are great at teaching and showing us real-world business examples and helping us understand what it is really going to take to be successful when we graduate. Being away from home has really helped me figure out who I am and has helped me grow as a person, both intellectually and spiritually. Being able to interact on a personal level with the faculty and staff has grown my confidence immensely. So happy with my college choice!” - CHARLES POLLNOW, '21
Benedictine University Mesa has a partnership with Mesa United Way, where our students can volunteer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, undergoing an intensive training for the entire month of January. Our students have also interned with Enterprise, Edward Jones, Boudreau Consulting and the Johnson Appraisal Group.
Studies have shown that career outlooks for Accounting students have never looked more promising. Accounting is such a diverse field, and is considered the most versatile and best degree because it affords students the opportunity to go in whatever career direction they so choose. The skills taught in accounting can prepare a student for any role, including positions outside of finance or accounting. BenU Mesa students have gone on to have successful careers as accountants, financial advisors, chief financial officers and auditors.
The CO+HOOTS Institute for Entrepreneurship at Benedictine will begin in the Fall of 2020 and offer BenU Mesa students a safe environment to learn and launch a potential business under the guidance of practicing, experienced, and successful entrepreneurs. The four-year intensive immersion program will develop and support the growth of our students’ innovative and creative ideas. Applications are now being accepted!
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