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

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.

Ryan Vavricka (2008)
Financial Services Professional
New York Life Insurance Co.
Hays, KS

My duties include meeting with clients, designing solutions to solve their financial needs, and monitoring their financial plans on a regular basis. My academic experiences at FHSU provided me with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills to better serve my clients. At FHSU, I participated in Finance Club, FFA, FMA, Tiger Investment Group and the Amerprise Financial Planning Team. I had internships with the FDIC and New York Life. These activities and internships allowed me to network with other professionals, gain real world experience, and to experience things that I may never have been able to do otherwise.