Explore Career Options

Interested in what might be in store for you with a degree in accounting, finance, or international business and economics? Our well-established curriculum will prepare you for a variety of high-demand careers across the country and around the world. Recent alumni have accepted positions such as public accountants, corporate accountants, bank examiners, loan officers, credit analysts, financial planners, insurance agents, educators and an assortment of other occupations. A number of graduates have chosen to advance their education by pursuing a graduate degree.

Possible Careers for Accounting majors:

  • Auditor
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Corporate Accountant
  • Controller
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Internal Revenue Service Agent
  • Tax Specialist
Follow this link for a more extensive list of careers  in accounting and to see a list of firms that have hired FHSU accounting graduates.

Possible careers for Finance majors:

  • Appraisers
  • Banking or Lending Officers  
  • Financial Analysts
  • Financial Planners
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Loan Specialists
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Stockbrokers
Follow this link for a more extensive list of careers in finance and to see a list of firms that have hired FHSU finance graduates.

Possible careers for International Business and Economics majors:

  • Export Sales Representative
  • Global Sourcing Specialist
  • International Account Executive
  • International Finance Officer
  • International Loan Officer
  • International Marketing and Sales Specialist
  • International Travel Agent
  • Research Analyst 
Follow this link for a more extensive list of careers for international business and economics majors.

Still not sure where your future career lies in the area of accounting, finance or economics? For more information about careers, visit the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center or contact the department to speak with a faculty advisor.

FHSU Economics, Finance and Accounting graduates - out in the world

Rocky Baalmann (2008)
Plainview, TX

I work with cattle payments, cash sales, account reconciliation, journal entries, capital projects, accounts payable, and record retention. At FHSU, I ran indoor and outdoor track and field, was involved with Accounting club and helped with BITA Tax preparation. I participated in a three-month internship for Cargill in Plainview. Being active in sports helped me gain various social skills, teamwork skills and more. Also, by completing an internship, I was able to show Cargill how dedicated I am as an individual and it paid off when they offered me a full-time position at the end of my internship.

Meagan M. (Schmidtberger) Wellbrock (2007)
Certified Public Accountant
Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chtd.
Hays, KS

My duties include client management, tax preparation, bookkeeping and auditing. I use the accounting and financial knowledge gained at FHSU daily when consulting with clients, preparing tax returns and journal entries, or auditing. At FHSU, I was active in Accounting Club, Phi Kappa Phi and intramurals and was coordinator for VITA. I completed an internship with Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball, Chtd. Through these activities I gained experience dealing with individuals and in performing duties necessary to fulfill my position as a CPA.

Addie Basye (2011)
Audit Associate
Grant Thornton, LLP
Wichita, KS

As I was going through the CPA testing process, I couldn’t help but think how incredibly lucky I was to have such good teachers and classes at Fort Hays. I felt more prepared than a lot of my peers and found studying to be more of a review than anything. I caught onto and retained everything very easily because I had such a good foundation at FHSU.

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