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Location: Chicago, Schaumburg
Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Type: Major, Minor

Erica Poremba
, Schaumburg Advisor

Expectations & Requirements


The accounting program:

  • Provides business administration and liberal arts students with an understanding of the development and use of accounting records and statements, budgeting funds and cash flow analysis.
  • Makes available to non-accounting business administration majors the accounting courses needed to strengthen their fields of specialization.
  • Students interested in accounting as a profession will find the courses necessary to prepare them for work as internal or external auditors, cost accountants, staff accountants, comptrollers and public accountants, or for positions in governmental and not-for-profit agencies and institutions.

Minor Requirements

While no minors are required, each student may count up to 18 semester hours in business/non-business electives. This can allow a student to select a concentration that would enhance their accounting degree. 

  • Finance
  • Management
  • Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Or a non-business area of study


Career Options
Tax accountant
Accountant with the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), IRS (Internal Revenue Service), or PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board)
Graduate Schools Our Alumni Attend
Northwestern University, Loyola University Chicago, DePaul University, University of Illinois, and the John Marshall School of Law

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Clubs & Activities

Accounting Club