Northeastern Illinois University's B.S. in Accounting is one of the six largest accounting programs in the state of Illinois.

Accounting is the language of business. It’s essential that all small and large organizations have employees who understand basic accounting principles and can employ them for best business practices. In corporate, government, nonprofit and public accounting, the knowledge of debits and credits, financial statements and accounting information systems is basic for all business activities.

The College of Business and Technology has a set of well-established Program Learning Goals and Learning Objectives across all programs that are assessed on a periodic basis. The College of Business and Technology is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is among the top five percent of the worldwide business schools offering degree programs. See the Dean’s Welcome for four compelling features to study in the College of Business and Technology.

Program Benefits

The College of Business and Technology offers flexible day, evening and weekend classes.

Students get personalized attention from skilled professors in small class sizes, and gain connections to internships, career fairs and business conferences.

Northeastern offers an affordable tuition and convenient urban locations accessible by car or public transportation.

Completion of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Northeastern Illinois University will satisfy CPA licensure requirements in the State of Illinois. Northeastern Illinois University has not made a determination as to whether the Bachelor of Science in Accounting meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in any of the other 54 U.S. states and jurisdictions. Specific requirements for licensure or certification vary from state to state. In some cases, you may need to take additional coursework or exams to meet individual state requirements and/or you may need to complete background checks.

Career Options

Students who complete the B.S. in Accounting can find a career in public or private sector positions, such as:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Bookkeeper
  • Budget Analyst
  • Tax Professional

For more detailed career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Academic Catalog Information

Take a closer look at the Bachelor of Science in Accounting and the courses offered toward the degree.

Accounting, B.S.

Department and Contact Information

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact Accounting, Business Law and Finance at (773) 442-6140.

Accounting, Business Law and Finance

About Northeastern

Northeastern Illinois University is home to students from all corners of the world and is one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the nation. Our small class sizes, flexible schedules and dedicated faculty can help you succeed in your studies.

We offer an education with value.

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