This degree program provides the student with the necessary background for professional careers in government, industry and public practice. Career opportunities include working in an international public accounting firm, or as a controller or chief financial officer in government, public or non-government organizations. Students majoring in accounting also may be employed as internal auditors and financial analysts.
The focus of the profession has been shifting toward consulting with new services such as accounting information systems, personal financial planning, and investment advising taking on a more prominent role. The degree program allows the student to complete sufficient course work in related business disciplines such as finance or information systems, which may lead to careers in accounting information systems consulting, personal financial planning, and investment advising.
The coursework required in this program provides a good foundation for those who plan to take the Fellowship Exam conducted by the Saudi Organization of Certified Public Accountants. Students who wish to sit for the CPA exam in the United States need to take additional courses. This program also offers a foundation for graduate programs in business.