What can you do with an Accounting or Business degree?

Business and Accounting degrees are probably the most versatile degrees earned. All companies need business majors and accountants to run successfully.

Accountants not only keep track of revenue and expenditures, but they also do financial analysis to help identify trends that may have an impact on their company.


Business majors possess a skill set that allows them to be employable in a wide variety of fields. Whether it be marketing, sales, advertising, or human resource management, all companies need business majors.


Careers And Salary

There is such a wide variety of fields that business and accounting majors can purse that it is difficult to address each one to any extent within this informational brochure. Areas you may want to research are Management Occupations, Business and Financial Operations, Sales, Financial Analysis, Business Administration, and Public Relations.


Wage Estimates are for Illinois and were found at the Bureau of Labor website for Illinois 2014 wage Estimates.


Perspective Salaries
Position Mean Annual
Management Occupations $86,110
Advertising and Promotions Managers $124,850
Marketing Managers $128,750
Sales Managers $113,860
Purchasing Managers $108,120
Wholesale and Retail Buyers $59,080
Management Analysts $81,320
Accountants and Auditors $67,190
Tax examiners and Revenue Agents $51,430



Student Organizations

Business & Accounting Society of Sandburg (BASS)

The mission of BASS is to provide a real world experience outside of the classroom through various exposures to different styles of business and accounting procedures to current students and disseminate business and accounting information throughout Sandburg. Membership is open to all full and part-time students currently enrolled at Sandburg.

Advisor: Amber Fox 309.341.5298 or