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FAU Accounting Graduates in High Demand

Release Date: Apr 26, 2012

Spring 2012 Accounting Scholars Class Achieves 100 Percent Job Placement

BOCA RATON, FL (April 16, 2012) – Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business is proud to announce that the entire accounting scholars class of 2012 boasts a 100 percent job placement rate.  Each graduate will be launching a career at in either public or private accounting shortly after graduation. 

The program currently includes 23 graduate students and 24 undergraduate students who will receive starting salaries averaging more than $50,000, as well as prominent opportunities for growth and development.  Graduates have been place in prestigious national accounting firms including:  Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant; Daszkal Bolton; Deloitte, Ernst & Young; Grant Thornton; McGladrey; and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. In addition, 80 percent of the current undergraduate students have secured internships for the current spring 2012 semester, as well as for the summer 2012 semester.

“In its short history, the Accounting Scholars Program has developed an outstanding reputation of academic and professional excellence,” said Kimberly Dunn, Ph.D., director of the School of Accounting.  “I am extremely proud of the tremendous success of our students and alumni.”

The Accounting Scholars Program is a dual-degree program that prepares highly motivated students for careers as professional accountants. The two-year program begins in the students’ senior year and is a full-time, day program based at the Boca Raton campus. Students complete a rigorous academic curriculum and attend numerous professional development and networking events.  Upon completion, graduates earn a bachelor’s degree, a master’s of accounting degree, and are eligible to take the CPA exam.

For more information about the Accounting Scholars Program contact Andrea Reino at 561-297-3636 or visit business.fau.edu/bbamacscholars.

-FAU-

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