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If you are a student looking for a business career that has numerous job opportunities upon graduation, then an accounting degree may be for you.
Did You Know?
Accounting is the way businesses communicate, keep score, and share financial information. The accounting major at Lakeland College trains students to be economic problem-solvers and analysts, not just someone who balances the books. Students learn to be professionals who are able to identify, measure, and make judgments about all types of economic information. These accounting skills lead to rewarding positions in financial reporting, tax planning, business consulting, auditing, fraud examination, and many other fields in the global marketplace. In addition, with a few additional courses, the Lakeland accounting major qualifies its students to sit for the CPA and CMA examinations.
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Have you ever seen the TV show CSI where a team of forensic investigators are trained to solve crimes by examining physical evidence? Forensic accounting is the CSI of the financial world. Forensic accountants are financial detectives who are trained to investigate fraud and white-collar crime by ascertaining the accuracy of financial reporting documents and ferreting out questionable financial data. Lakeland's Forensic/Fraud Emphasis Track for accounting majors introduces students to this exciting area of accounting. Learn more about the courses in this emphasis area.
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