Career Paths

BBA Accounting

Career Path

UAF's accounting program has the highest job placement rate among all of the School of Management's programs. Students are placed in excellent professional jobs in Alaska and other states - for example, BDO and KPMG regularly recruit interns and employees from the SOM accounting program. For more detailed information about career outlooks for accounting graduates, view the report entitled Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and the Demand for Public Accounting Recruits, published by the American Institute of CPAs.



  • Accounting clerking
  • Banking
  • Budget analyst
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Controller
  • Corporate analyst
  • Credit authorization
  • Criminal investigator
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Executive management
  • Financial management
  • Government
  • Intelligence



“The SOM Accounting Program gave me the skills and exposure I needed to obtain an internship in the assurance department of the BDO USA, LLP Anchorage, AK office. This resulted in an offer for full-time employment after graduation from them even though I was still working on obtaining my bachelor’s degree.”

Ryan Adickes, BBA Accounting 2018