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Accounting

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.

Requirements

68 hours of major coursework
300 hour internship
46 general education credits
120 total credits for graduation
Full program requirements

Faculty Spotlight:
Dr. Ann Ownby Hicks

“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.”

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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.

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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.

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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

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