What makes Manchester's accounting graduates successful?
Manchester's accounting program has earned a reputation as an outstanding program for a number of reasons.
First, our faculty are highly-qualified experts who care about the success of their students. They provide individual attention and get to know students on a personal level. They help connect students with people in the professional world, so that when they graduate, Manchester accounting majors already have a head start with their careers.
Fact: Of the seven Manchester accounting and business faculty: five are CPAs, three have master’s degrees in accounting, three have MBAs, two have law degrees, one is a certified management accountant, and one has a master’s in international management.
What do graduates and accounting firms say about the faculty?
Secondly, they've structured a program that's top notch. The coursework is rigorous, and the rewards are great. Along with skills specific to excelling in the field, students are taught a solid work ethic—to communicate effectively, to solve problems and to make good decisions.
Fact: One hundred percent of accounting graduates (2002-06) had full-time jobs in their field within six months of graduating.
What do graduates and accounting firms say about the program?
An important final step in the program is the completion of an internship with a professional company. Students gain experience in real world business settings. They expand their comfort zones and find confidence to work independently. And they make contacts that often lead to employment opportunities.
Fact: In September 2007, 13 public accounting firms came to campus to meet with 63 accounting students at an informal get-to-know-you event. Some interviews led to internships; others to full-time positions.
What do graduates and accounting firms say about internships?