Undergraduate Accounting Major
The combination of a strong curriculum and talented students has earned Lehigh's accounting program the designation, "key school" by recruiters. As a result, during the sophomore year professional firms provide on-site summer and winter leadership programs and externships to acquaint students with career opportunities. In the following year, during the summer, Lehigh accounting majors typically participate in well-paid summer internship programs that lead to entry-level jobs upon graduation.
Career Opportunities for Accounting Majors
Lehigh's accounting alumni hold leadership positions in a diverse array of careers including: partners at international CPA firms, chief financial officers at major industrial firms, management consultants, financial analysts on Wall Street, presidents of their own companies and attorneys.
Related special programs that augment the accounting curriculum include:
- Conference on Accounting Professionalism: Newly declared accounting majors and Masters of Science students are invited to attend this weekend-long program. Students learn about the accounting profession and accounting professionalism directly from accomplished professionals at the Big 4 CPA firms, industrial firms, and financial services firms.
- The Accounting Club: Students have the opportunity to interact with each other, visit professionals and meet with professors in a non-academic environment.
- Beta Alpha Psi: This national accounting honor society and professional fraternity sponsors various guest speakers from the accounting profession, as well as schedules student visits to accounting firms.
- Segal Speaker Series: Established in 2003 by William N. Segal and Andrew P. Segal '67, this event brings to campus leaders in the accounting profession who discuss current topics and interact with students and faculty.