Goodwin College of Business


Discover Your Future in Numbers at BenU!

A Journey Beyond Numbers

At Benedictine University, we believe that accounting is more than just crunching numbers; it’s about unlocking the stories they tell and the opportunities they present. Embark on a transformative journey with us, where the fusion of “Transformation of the Heart and Mind” meets financial acumen.

Accounting is the language of business, and it is essential for making sound financial decisions. But it is also more than that. Accounting can be used to tell the story of a business, to identify trends and opportunities, and to assess risk. At Benedictine University, we believe that the best accountants are those who have a deep understanding of both the technical aspects of accounting and the business world in which it operates.

That’s why our accounting program is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to be a successful accountant, while also helping you to develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to succeed in today’s ever-changing business landscape.

The BenU Difference

Holistic Accounting Education

Benedictine University’s student-centric approach and experienced instructors prepare students for real-world challenges in their chosen field. Our program is designed to help you develop the character and values that are essential for success in business, both personally and professionally.

With an accounting degree from Benedictine, you’re not just receiving an education; you’re preparing to reshape the world of finance. Our curriculum immerses you in the intricacies of the economic landscape, grounding you in essential disciplines from financial to managerial accounting, cost dynamics, taxation intricacies, diligent auditing, and unwavering ethics.

If you’re looking for an accounting program that will challenge you academically and prepare you for a successful career, Benedictine University is the place for you.


Internships That Inspire

Benedictine University’s Accounting program provides students with technical mastery, software proficiency, and practical application to launch their accounting careers. They go beyond technical skills to cultivate analytical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and leadership qualities, preparing graduates for success in the field of finance.

We’re proud to share that our Benedictine accounting majors have embarked on enriching internships – from local accounting firms to esteemed government agencies like the FBI. It’s not just about theory at BenU; it’s about hands-on, real-world application. These internships transform classroom learnings into tangible skills, crafting a journey that is both academically rigorous and practically enriching.

Become a CPA or CMA

Benedictine University’s Accounting program offers diverse career paths including private sector accounting, non-profit and government accounting, internal audit, public accounting, and taxation. Graduates can choose from a variety of roles like accounting staff, cost accountant, financial analyst, non-profit accountant, government accountant, internal auditor, risk management specialist, public accountant, and tax specialist.

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.

What Our Graduates Have Done With This Degree

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. Some have continued to study business, accounting and taxation at the graduate level at Benedictine and other prestigious institutions.

Here is an example of some courses you may take in the Accounting program:

  • Taxation
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Accounting Courses (ACCT)

Lisle undergraduate course descriptions

Mesa undergraduate course descriptions



Accounting BBA – Lisle | Mesa


Accounting Minor – Lisle | Mesa



Business Analytics – Lisle | Mesa


Digital Marketing – Lisle | Mesa


Operations Management  – Lisle | Mesa



CPA Examination Track – Lisle | Mesa


CMA Examination Track – Lisle | Mesa

Discover your future at BenU