At Concordia-Chicago, accounting students become critical thinkers and ethical business leaders.

Career Opportunities

  • Accountant
  • Administrative Executive
  • Banker
  • City Manager
  • Controller
  • Consultant
  • Contract Administrator
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Retail Manager
  • Financial Aid Director
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • School Administrator

Study Format

  • On Campus

Program Overview

A career in accounting has been described as one of the best opportunities for employment, with U.S. News & World Report and Fortune magazines 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 Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, both of which offer graduates versatility and growth potential in their careers.

Our faculty are dedicated to providing students 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 face-to-face courses, with some online courses also available.

The Bachelor of Arts in accounting, which requires a 39-hour business core, is for students who want a broad liberal arts foundation with an emphasis in business. The Bachelor of Science degree involves a more intensive 42-hour business core with a stronger mathematics focus. 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 business core curriculum lays the foundation for your degree. These courses include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Law
  • Economics
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Statistics

Accounting major courses are designed to ensure you are on the best path to a career in accounting. These include courses in intermediate accounting, advanced accounting, individual tax accounting, business tax accounting and auditing. You will also choose electives from courses such as advanced business law, operations and project management, and many more.

For details on required courses and more, please visit our online catalog.

Beyond the Classroom

Valuable internship experiences offer opportunities for students to receive academic credit while gaining practical work experience in accounting.

Our campus location, just a short train ride from downtown Chicago, means easy access to exciting internship and networking opportunities with large corporations and small startups in the city.

Some of the companies recently hiring CUC students include:

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

The BA and BS in accounting enable students to:

  • Apply accounting principles to develop opportunities and sound solutions to business problems.
  • Demonstrate business verbal and written communication skills for working with others using accounting principles and financial information.
  • Identify and demonstrate understanding of the ethical, legal and social responsibilities of individuals, organizations and stakeholders in the practice of accounting.
  • Explain accepted accounting procedures in the global business environment.
  • Identify and assess the impact and benefits of relevant changing technology on accounting practice.