An accounting degree can open the doors to almost any position within a business. You can choose to work in a public accounting firm, a corporation, a governmental agency, or a non-profit organization. You can specialize in auditing, taxation, management services and more.
Breaking Down Business Podcast
On this episode of Breaking Down Business, we hear from Drew Sellers, EDM, CMA, former chair of the Department of Accounting at Kent State’s Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Drew shares with us highlights on the accounting program including career trajectories for accounting students and the newly launched Online Master of Science in Accounting program.
Academic Success Center
Kent State University’s Academic Success Center (ASC) empowers students to become independent learners through an engaging support program. ASC provides assistance to ACCT 23030: Introduction to Financial Accounting and ACCT 23021: Introduction to Managerial Accounting. You can schedule TWO tutoring appointments per class each week. Each appointment is 50 minutes long. There can be up to two other students from your class at your appointment. It’s like a mini-study group!
Assistance from the Department and the Accounting Student Organizations
The Accounting Department’s tutoring lab and two student organizations provide tutoring assistance for sophomore-and-junior-level students. Through participation in the tutoring program, students have an opportunity to network and form lifelong friendships with tutors and members of student organizations. Each tutoring session is 30 minutes long. Please click the link below to check for available times and locations. In-person and virtual appointments are available.
Faculty Office Hours
Stop in during open office hours to receive help from our accounting faculty.
View your syllabi for specific hours.
The Accounting Association is dedicated to furthering the study and practice of accounting of its members while promoting social and professional networking opportunities between members, business professionals, faculty and alumni through weekly activities. In addition to weekly meetings, the Accounting Association also has professional meetings where professional speakers come in from accounting firms to speak to you.
The Institute of Management Accountants is here to educate and inform you about pursuing industry as a career option. This organization is open to accounting and finance majors, as well as anyone else with an interest in industry accounting. By joining IMA, you may have the opportunity to attend conferences, compete in case competitions, perform community service and participate in other activities.
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is a national scholastic and professional fraternity for students and professionals in accounting, finance, and management and information systems. This organization provides you with a range of opportunities to interact and connect with professionals and future professionals who could help you obtain a future job. There are specific academic and service requirements you must meet to become a member of this award-winning chapter of Beta Alpha Psi.
The Accounting Advisory Council is made up of members of the business and professional accounting community, Kent State University administrators and accounting faculty members, who meet on a regular basis to discuss matters that impact our students, programs and department.
Give to the College
At our annual Spring Awards Banquet, over $100,000 was awarded to 55 deserving accounting students. We would like to thank all of our alumni, friends and supporters who make it possible for students to attend Kent State and achieve their education goals. If you would also like to support the Accounting Department, please use our online giving portal. For further information about connecting to the Accounting Department please contact Wei Li, Ph.D.