When it comes to doing higher education a lot of emphasis is on the technical and computer related degrees and even if students have done engineering in a branch like Civil or electrical they eventually move towards software side. But then there is also another stream which is equally important and a higher education degree in that carries a lot of weightage. It is the accountancy stream.
Primarily the accountancy stream is classified into five categories. They are the public accountants who deal with individuals to small companies to governments. Then there are consultants who give advice on design of accounting and overall data processing within an organization. Thirdly there are the forensic accountants who take care of bankruptcies and complex financial transactions.
Then come the management accountants who take care of asset management and financial information. Those who pursue accountancy degree in international institutions tend to find employment as auditors, controllers, treasurers, financial vice-presidents, chief financial officers etc. With the right kind of skill-set they are also good in becoming top level management professionals.
Some of the best places to do accountancy degrees are Harvard University, London Business School, Stanford University, MIT, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, University of Pennsylvania, University of Oxford, National University of Singapore, University of Chicago, University of Cambridge, University of California UCLA, Yale University, University of Tokyo and others.