Academics

Accounting

Accounting is more than an information system that measures the performance of a business. It is the “language of business.”  Just as in any other culture, knowing the language is key to success in the business world. That is the value of earning your degree in accounting.

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. Both degrees will prepare you as a confident, ethical business leader. Our rigorous but flexible degree programs build your critical knowledge of business and industry issues.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing students 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
  • intermediate accounting
  • ethics
  • finance
  • marketing
  • auditing
  • business law courses

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 (BA), (BS) and course descriptions, please visit our online catalog.

Accounting Major Opportunities

Concordia’s “supervised work experience” offers opportunities for students to receive academic credit while gaining practical work experience in the accounting field.

The campus’ location, as well as the proximity of public transportation, opens up a number of exciting internship and networking opportunities with everything from large corporations to small start-up firms in Chicago, the vibrant Oak Park and River Forest communities and other nearby suburbs.

Annual events and organizations like the Concordia Business Club link concepts learned in the classroom to the business community through educational opportunities, professional events and real-world experiences. Business Club members benefit from networking, speakers who help with financial future and job placement, leadership development and more. 

Some of the companies recently hiring CUC students include:

Abbott Laboratories • Allstate Insurance • Blue Cross/Blue Shield • Chase Bank • Chicago Park District • Chicago Police Department • Coca-Cola • Chicago Symphony Orchestra • Children’s Memorial Hospital • Coca-Cola • IBM Global • Liberty Mutual Insurance • Lucent Technologies • Marriott Hotels • Mayo Clinic

Faculty Within the College

Career Possibilities

  • Accountant
  • Administrative Executive
  • Banker
  • City Manager
  • Controller
  • Consultant
  • Retail Manager
  • School Administrator
  • Financial Aid Director
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Credit/Loan Administrator
  • Stockbroker
  • Actuary
  • Tax Specialist