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Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Victoria Kaskey
Joined Ashland University faculty in 2008 after 17 years in corporate accounting Teaches classes in both the undergraduate and graduate programs in managerial accounting, fraud...Read more

Careers in Accounting

Average Career Salary

  • $80,060

Anticipated demand over next 10 years

  • Anticipated 15 percent growth in demand for accounting majors' professions over the next 10 years.

Recent employers of our accounting graduates include:

  • DFAS (Department of Finance and Accounting Services)
  • Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • The J.M. Smucker Company
  • KPMG
  • Meaden & Moore
  • State of Ohio Auditor's Office
  • Westfield Insurance

Next logical step after graduation...

  • Our graduates usually begin work for public accounting firms or in corporate accounting finance positions. (more)  

Career opportunities for accounting majors include:

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Corporate Financial Analyst
  • External Auditor
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Tax Advisor
  • Financial & Estate Planner
  • Valuation Expert
  • IRS Criminal Investigator

Contact Information

Accounting Department

Dr. Victoria Kaskey, Chair
Dauch College of Business & Economics
401 College Ave.
Ashland, OH 44805

Multiple internships, CPA exam ready and MBA in five years

We help you put the accounting principles you learn into practice with real-world experience like internships, hands-on projects and national competitions.  Study with excellent professors and work with leading professionals.

We take pride in the fact that many employers tell us that Ashland students outperform those from other schools.

Why Choose Ashland for Accounting?

  • Ashland University hosts “Meet the Accountants” night for students to network, gain career insight and explore internship and job opportunities.
  • All accounting professors have received at least one accounting certification.
  • The eighth program in the United States, and the only program in Ohio, to hold specialized accounting accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.     Read More...


Student Opinions

See what people are saying about our programs.
Kendall Morrison
Being an accounting major at Ashland University has provided me with hundreds of opportunitites and network connections I never thought imaginable.
Kendall Morrison '15
Joyce Badertscher
The Dauch College of Business and Economics holds strong connections with many great companies, and these have helped me land two internships with the J.M. Smucker Company before my junior year. These experiences have challenged me and helped me develop into a business professional, while... more
Joyce Badertscher '15
Janessa Huffman
I love the Accounting Major here at AU! I have really great professors in all of my classes who get to know you and care about you even after you leave their class.
Janessa Huffman '16
Jessica Workinger
Accounting is a great career because the opportunities are endless! There are so many different areas you can go into with a degree in accounting because it is the language of the business.
Jessica Workinger '14
Emily Sparks
The connections you make here at Ashland are truly invaluable. I feel confident in being able to find a job after graduation not only because my classes prepared me completely, but also because of the experience I gained from professionals in the field.
Emily Sparks '16
John Zuchak
The accounting knowledge and general business skills I learned at Ashland have proved to be invaluable. I have been able to apply what I was taught in the classroom to my everyday work life, and it has allowed me to be successful in beginning my career as a young professional at Smucker. -John... more
John Zuchak '12
Leah Chalet
I felt that the coursework and activities that I was involved with, such as IMA Accounting Club, were not only relevant to me in my current career, but I also felt that these things challenged me and really prepared me for the CPA exam that I passed the fall after my graduation.” Leah Chalet,... more
Leah Chalet '12
Emily Intagliata
The experiences I had at Ashland University, in and out of the classroom, fully prepared me as a new accounting professional in Chicago. Not only did the classes provide me with the technical skills I needed to succeed, but the immeasurable support and guidance from my professors enabled me to be... more
Emily Intagliata '12