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Accounting Degree

Accountants understand numbers and use math to identify opportunities to save and invest money.

An accounting degree from Benedictine prepares students for a wide variety of financial positions in a number of different industries including controller, certified public accountant, internal auditor and corporate financial analyst. They learn the fundamentals of the economic system and gain a solid understanding of financial and managerial accounting, cost accounting, taxation, auditing and ethics. Benedictine accounting majors have held internships at local and regional accounting firms, tax preparation companies, government agencies, health care companies, logistics businesses, and the FBI. These internship opportunities allow students to work with accounting systems in a variety of applications, providing valuable skills that are highly sought after by employers.

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Accounting Program

Students in the Accounting program have the opportunities to:

Participate in comprehensive training, successfully complete an online IRS exam and volunteer at an income tax advising site.
Acquire the 150 credit hours needed to sit for the CPA exam while simultaneously working toward an advanced degree.
Meet face-to-face with accounting firms and local companies for networking, presentations and group discussions.
Major Requirements

Available Concentrations

  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Marketing
  • Operations Management

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accounting concentrations, digital marketing

What Our Graduates Have Done With This Degree

Accounting Alumni

Our alumni work in global, regional, and local accounting firms including KPMG International Ltd., Deloitte US; local and national banking institutions; and consulting and energy service firms. They have continued to study business, accounting and taxation at the graduate level, not only at Benedictine, but also at University of Illinois, DePaul University, and more.

Engaged Learning

Goodwin College of Business students have real-world experiences incorporated into their curricula. For example, accounting students can take a service-learning course built around the IRS’s volunteer income tax assistance program.

Accounting Club

The Accounting Club gives members the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge to real-world situations in preparation for their future careers.

Accounting Club
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Become a CPA or CMA

Our undergraduate accounting major creates a solid foundation for students who are planning to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams. Our 4+1 programs allow students to acquire the 150 credit hours needed to sit for the CPA exam while simultaneously working toward an advanced degree.

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