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At Concordia-Chicago, accounting students become not just number-crunchers, they become critical thinkers and ethical business leaders. 

Concordia-Chicago Accounting Degree Overview

CUC offers two accounting degrees: a bachelor of arts in accounting and a bachelor of science in business administration with emphasis in accounting. These rigorous but flexible degree programs help build your critical knowledge of business issues. Both accounting degrees will prepare students for an exciting career in a dynamic field. 

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing you with a well-rounded learning experience by using the latest technology, stressing the importance of integrity and engaging students with real-world business scenarios and hands-on learning exercises.

Accounting Course Information

The bachelor of arts in accounting is for students who want a broad liberal arts foundation with an emphasis in business. The bachelor of science provides a more intensive business core. If you have questions, a counselor with our Office of Admission can help as you decide on the degree program that best matches your strengths and career interests.

The bachelor of arts degree in accounting requires 51 semester hours of study. Students in both degree tracks take required courses in:

  • accounting
  • economics
  • statistics
  • ethics
  • finance
  • marketing
  • auditing
  • business law

The bachelor of science degree requires 57 semester hours of study. Students will be able to select electives from courses such as:

  • individual tax accounting
  • advanced business law
  • operations
  • project management

For details about required courses and course descriptions, please visit our online catalog.

Accounting Major Opportunities

Concordia University Chicago's supervised work experience offers opportunities for students to receive academic credit while gaining practical work experience in the accounting field.

Downtown Chicago is a short train ride from campus, which means easy access to exciting internship and networking opportunities. Large corporations and small start-ups in Chicago, as well as the vibrant Oak Park and River Forest communities are at your fingertips. 

The CUC chapter of Phi Beta Lambda, a national organization for future business leaders, links concepts learned in the classroom to the business community through educational opportunities, professional events and real-world experiences. Phi Beta Lambda members benefit from networking, speakers, job placement assistance, leadership development and more. 

Some of the companies recently hiring CUC students include:

  • Aldi USA
  • Apex Systems
  • Chicago Sky
  • Eataly
  • Enterprise
  • Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • SmithBucklin