Career Opportunities

Business Administration

From major corporations to independent businesses, a degree in business administration can open the door to a variety of challenging and financially rewarding careers.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of business and financial operations occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

This versatile degree builds critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills, and prepares students for key positions in a number of areas:

  • Auditors
  • Financial planner
  • Cost estimator
  • Budget analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial examiner
  • Human resource specialist
  • Market research analyst
  • Purchasing manager
  • Buyers
  • Management
  • Data research analyst
  • Marketing and sales professionals 

Employers that have hired EKU business administration graduates include:

  • Ashland Inc.
  • Lectrodryer
  • Procter and Gamble

Risk Management and Insurance

A degree in risk management and insurance (RMI) can open the door to a variety of challenging and financially rewarding careers.

According to Burning Glass Labor Insight, regional demand for bachelor’s-level risk management and insurance professionals has increased 50 percent between 2013 and 2016.  Nationally, employer demand for bachelor’s-level risk management and insurance professionals grew 48 percent in the same time period.

This versatile degree builds critical thinking, communication and problem-solving skills, and prepares students for risk management and insurance positions in a number of areas:

  • Risk Management
  • Underwriter – Life/Health/Property/Casualty
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Risk Management Analyst
  • Claims Specialist
  • Claims Representative
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Loss Assessment and Control

Employers that have hired EKU RMI graduates include:

  • Liberty Mutual
  • Family Financial Partners
  • Cincinnati Insurance
  • North Western Mutual
  • Met Life
  • New York Life

Public Accounting

With a wide array of job opportunities in both the private and public sectors, a degree in public accounting can open the door to a variety of challenging and financially rewarding careers.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment of accountants and auditors is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations.

This versatile degree provides technical accounting knowledge and a strong general business background,preparing students for key positions in a number of areas:

  • Accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) at local, national and international firms
  • Auditors (federal, state or local government)
  • Financial planner
  • Cost estimator
  • Budget analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial examiner
  • Human resource specialist
  • Purchasing manager
  • Buyers
  • Management
  • Data research analyst

Employers that have hired EKU accounting graduates include:

  • Assistant Controller, Tempur-Pedic North America
  • Federal Tax Associate, KPMG LLP
  • Accountant, Blue Grass Army Depot