Career Options

What can you do with an accounting degree? The paths are infinite.

And recruiters know that Mendoza grads understand how an organization operates and manages its resources. Our accountancy undergraduates achieved a 98% placement rate last year. Students in the Master of Science in Accountancy achieved 100% employment in the past three years.

Accountancy paths include:

Public Accounting:
The majority of our graduates begin their careers in public accounting and work in auditing, tax, or consulting.

Corporate Work:
It is common for our graduates to accept accounting, finance, and consulting positions with companies such as Accenture, Citi, Disney, GE, Morgan Stanley, and McKinsey.

Understanding the language of business is a great foundation for starting a business, and many graduates pursue their dream of launching a company.

Nonprofits, Law, Acadamia:
Many graduates follow nontraditional paths, especially guided by the service mission of the University of Notre Dame. An education from Notre Dame uniquely prepares students to excel in any number of environments.

Full-time employment by firm type
(101 Students)
Percent of Students
Big 4 Accounting firms 75%
Other accounting firms 3
Corporate Finance/Accounting 9
Consulting 6
Financial Services 4
Other 3

Speak with a Mendoza Accountancy undergraduate advisor: 574-631-7324 or

Accountancy Placement (2016)

*Placement Rate: 96%

Median Starting Salary: $59,000

Graduation Plans (155 students) Percent of Students
Full-time employment   63%
Notre Dame MS in Accountancy 20
Other graduate programs 4
Service 1
Military 0
Seeking employment or unknown 2

*Excluding unknowns

*CPA First-time Section Pass Rates (2015)

Notre Dame BBA 83.5%
Notre Dame Advanced Degree 84.9%
National Average                       52.3%

*As reported by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) 2015 Uniform CPA Examination Candidate Performance - University Edition