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

Lacey (Ptacek) Davis (2007)
General Manager
Check Recovery Solutions, LLC
Hays, KS

I oversee all operations of the business. Our main goal is to help clients generate income and cash flow back into their businesses. We also assist members of the community with payment options and in setting goals to become debt free. My academic experiences have played an important role in my current job. FHSU’s finance department enhanced my awareness of the time value of money as well as the concepts of financial planning, accounting and banking.

Stephanie Larsen (2007)
Staff Accountant
Lindburg Vogel Pierce Faris, Chtd.
Hutchinson, KS

I prepare individual, partnership, s corp and cap returns. I also am responsible for auditing non-profit, government and business entities. I use the accounting and tax prep skills I learned at FHSU to perform my job duties. At FHSU I helped with VITA tax preparation and was an accounting tutor. The VITA program helped to increase my tax knowledge and the tutoring helped reaffirm my basic accounting skills.