Accounting is one of the most popular areas of study in colleges and universities, and one of the fastest-growing professions. Accounting is often referred to as the "language of business" because knowledge of accounting is essential in related fields, such as computer science, economics, finance, law, management and marketing. Many accountants advance into senior management positions, become partners in accounting practices, or even become chief financial officers of Fortune 500 companies.
Students in our Legal Studies in Business program are well-prepared to pursue law degrees, or careers in risk management, labor relations, human resources, insurance and regulation, and conflict resolution, as well as running their own businesses.
Faculty in the Department of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies in Business consider job placement an important responsibility and invite representatives of accounting firms, government agencies and other industries to recruit on campus throughout the year.
Among our 2011-12 graduates who responded to a survey, 94 percent reported being employed or pursuing graduate studies. For accounting majors, the placement rate is 96 percent. Overall, our 2011-12 graduates report an average annual income of $54,774. Among accounting majors, the average annual income is $50,030. Those in graduate school are attending institutions including Hofstra, Rutgers University, Duke University School of Law, St. John's University and Golden Gate University. Those who are employed report working in the following jobs and organizations:
- Commercial banking development program, Capital One
- External auditor, Deloitte & Touche LLP
- Junior accountant, PriceWaterhouse Coopers
- Account representative, New York Life
- Staff Tax Accountant, Ernst & Young
- Internal auditor, Johnson & Johnson
All data must meet a test of data integrity. The average salary and placement data reported for Hofstra graduates is determined by the level at which data may be deemed reliable (University wide, school, division or department) To see the alumni outcome reports in its entirety, and all available data, go to the institutional research page.