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Accounting major
Why Study Accounting?

Accounting is known as the language of business—it is a channel for communicating and keeping track of financial information. Accountants rely on various mathematical formulas to relay information to management and outside constituencies, helping them maintain financial health and making sure they are complying with financial standards. As an accountant, you’ll become an expert in applicable laws, regulations, and industry best practices and have a broad range of career paths in the public sector, private industry, or nonprofit world.

Why Choose North Park University

Why North Park?

Earning a bachelor of science degree in business and economics with a concentration in accounting from North Park University will prepare you to succeed in the accounting world. You’ll learn the critical skills and concepts of the industry while also developing an understanding of business and nonprofit management along with how to think, reason, and make decisions effectively. Our professional faculty and internship program will effectively prepare you to pass the CPA examination and find a job in the type of business or nonprofit you aspire to join.

Careers In Accounting
  • Public accountant
  • Consultant
  • Personal financial planner
  • Auditor
  • Tax planner
  • Budget analyst
  • Financial manager
Internships

To earn a BS degree, you will complete a 150-hour minimum accounting internship. This valuable first-person experience in a professional setting could even lead to a job after you graduate. Previous accounting internship sites include PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Covenant Trust Company, and the Albany Park Community Center. Our Career Development and Internship Office will help match you with the best internship for your career goals.

Alumni Profile

Attending a small university gave Danielle Paventi C'11 the opportunity to work closely with professors and excel in a challenging major. They helped her land a successful accounting internship—and then a job at the same firm.

Read more about Danielle’s experience.

Danielle Paventi, Accounting alumnus
Meet the Faculty

“Accounting is a great business field to get into,” says Dr. Ann Ownby Hicks. “Jobs and careers are plentiful and often are a stepping stone into a company.”

Learn more about Dr. Hicks and the business faculty.

Ann Hicks
Accounting Courses

Explore accounting through specialized courses, including:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • International Accounting
  • Individual Tax Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting Topics
  • Cost Accounting
  • Advanced Cost Accounting
  • Corporate Tax Accounting

Learn more about the courses and requirements for this concentration.

Business Club

The Business Club offers you the chance to participate in meetings, social events, visits to local businesses and organizations, attend lectures and seminars, and join on- and off-campus community service projects. This is a great chance to put your learning to practice outside the classroom and experience the life of a business career firsthand.

Learn more about the business club.