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    Any Opportunities for Accounting Grads

    I'm halfway along the journey to snag my Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from King's College here in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and I'm just wondering if there are many career opportunities out there in the realm of community/urban planning and/or economic development for those with business-related degrees? If not, then would going back to school upon graduation for my Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning be advisable? I say this because I'm currently torn; I chose the Accounting career path because Accounting opportunities within an hour of Scranton are plentiful, whereas urban planning-related opportunities are meager. However, I have MUCH more of a passion for urban redevelopment than I do for crunching numbers all day, so I'm now at a fork in the road. I'm only 19, so I know I have plenty of time to figure things out in life, but I was just wondering if you truly are recommended to have a background in urban planning to work for a local economic development agency, or if business-related degree holders would likewise be considered for opportunities? Thanks!

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    Grants administration in community development. I was floundering in one position getting grants funds obligated and spent in a "timely manner" until I hired someone with a financial background as administrator. I recently saw another community in the same difficulty, and advised them to find a finance person...and it worked again.

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    Quote Originally posted by ScrantonWilkesBarre View post
    I'm halfway along the journey to snag my Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from King's College here in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and I'm just wondering if there are many career opportunities out there in the realm of community/urban planning and/or economic development for those with business-related degrees? If not, then would going back to school upon graduation for my Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning be advisable? I say this because I'm currently torn; I chose the Accounting career path because Accounting opportunities within an hour of Scranton are plentiful, whereas urban planning-related opportunities are meager. However, I have MUCH more of a passion for urban redevelopment than I do for crunching numbers all day, so I'm now at a fork in the road. I'm only 19, so I know I have plenty of time to figure things out in life, but I was just wondering if you truly are recommended to have a background in urban planning to work for a local economic development agency, or if business-related degree holders would likewise be considered for opportunities? Thanks!
    Some accountants I've known are working for developers. They are part of the financial solutions, helping-out on Investment Returns studies & analysis. Cash flows are critical in the development process, so accountants are tasked to do this. Some pursue by taking MBA or business-related degree. They share their knowledge in product development, cost-benefit analysis and other areas related to financing. Since you have the passion for urban development, taking MURP is recommended.

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