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Accounting

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

Concordia-Chicago Accounting Major Overview

A career in accounting has been described as one of the best opportunities for employment, with (U.S. News & World Report and Fortune) considering accounting positions to be in high demand in a broad range of fields. The College of Business offers accounting majors the opportunity to pursue either a BA in Business Administration or a BS in Business Administration either of which offer graduates versatility and growth potential in their careers. 

Our faculty are dedicated to providing you with a well-rounded learning experience by using the latest technology, stressing the importance of integrity, and ethical decision making,  and engaging students with real-world business scenarios and practical application of knowledge learned in the courses.  The College of Business offers many courses online as well as face-to-face. 

Accounting Major 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.

BS* and BA Accounting Major Outcomes

  1. Apply the accounting principles to develop opportunities and sound solutions to business problems.
  2. Demonstrate business verbal and written communication skills for working with others using accounting principles and financial information.
  3. Identify and demonstrate understanding of the ethical, legal, and social responsibilities of individuals, organizations, and stakeholders in the practice of accounting.
  4. Explain accepted accounting procedures in the global business environment.
  5. *Use quantitative and qualitative knowledge and skills to make sound accounting related decisions.
  6. Identify and assess the impact and benefits of relevant changing technology on accounting practice.

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. 

Some of the companies recently hiring CUC students include:

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