Careers and Internships

Representatives from businesses, government agencies, and other organizations visit the Luther campus throughout the year to actively recruit seniors for internships and permanent employment.

Luther accounting majors are in high demand among recruiters from major international accounting firms, as well as national, regional, and local CPA firms. Management and accounting majors are sought by the nation’s largest corporations, including Accenture, Cargill, Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, Epic Systems,Fastenal, General Mills, Hormel, IBM, Jeld-Wen, John Deere, KPMG, Principal Financial Services, Securian Financial, Thrivent Financial, Target, Virchow Krause, Wells Fargo, and various government agencies. In addition, many Luther business students work toward advanced degrees, either within their chosen discipline or at a professional school, such as law school.

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), graduates with a business major nationwide most commonly obtained careers in the following fields:

  • Finance/insurance (financial manager, analyst, or advisor; accountant/auditor)
  • Federal, state, or local government (general or operations manager)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (human resources, training, or labor relations specialist; computer scientist/systems analyst; management analyst; business operations specialist; accountant/auditor)
  • Manufacturing/construction (marketing/sales manager, constructions manager)
  • Manager of other companies/enterprises

The most common occupational fields among Luther graduates with a business major include:

  • Accounting/auditing (public, managerial, governmental)
  • Private business (bookkeeping, sales)
  • Human resources
  • Real estate
  • Medicine/health (sales)
  • Restaurant/hospitality (management)
  • Computing/information systems (management, programming, sales)
  • Insurance (sales)
  • Banking (management/loans)
  • Merchandising/sales/marketing
  • Agriculture/ranching

Luther business graduates are most often hired by the following organizations:

  • Deloitte
  • CliftonLarsonAllen
  • Target Corporation
  • KPMG
  • Best Buy
  • John Deere
  • Epic
  • Wells Fargo

Luther College aggressively tracks the career paths and outcomes of its graduates, from employment to graduate school to postgraduate service. 

Also of interest: Career Center