Accounting

A Career You Can Count On

Accounting is the ability to understand and manage finances that is essential to all organizations and individuals. Our Accounting program offers a four-year bachelor of science degree in Business, with a major in Accounting, as well as a minor in Accounting.

“Prosper in a dynamic economic climate with high-value career in Accounting.”

Your Courses

Through our Accounting curriculum, you’ll develop a broad working knowledge of the theory and practice in this complex field and be prepared to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination. You’ll also explore the core knowledge of Principles of Marketing, Principles of Management, Strategic Management, and more.

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Applying My MBA Experience

As a financial advisor, the understanding of economics and finance I learned in QU's MBA program have really come full circle in my job. I apply my QU experience at work every day.
Andrew Kueker '11, Financial Advisor, Prudential

Your Career

Nearly all Quincy Accounting graduates find immediate employment in public accounting firms, corporate accounting, or governmental accounting. Our Accounting graduates have held such positions as:

  • Revenue Auditor, Illinois Department of Revenue
  • Director of Internal Audit, Controller’s Office, State of Illinois
  • Internal Revenue Agent, Treasury Department, Federal Government
  • Vice President, Northern Trust Company
  • Vice President/Controller, Core Source, Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill.
  • President, BAS, New Jersey
  • Treasurer/Controller, Illinois Ayers Oil Company
  • Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Nevada
  • President, Delta Health Care Management
  • Accountant and Financial Analyst, ADM
  • Credit Analyst, Great Southern Bank, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Auditor, Deloitte and Touche, St. Louis
  • Staff Auditor, Reliance Bank, St. Louis

Your Real-World Opportunities

Internships can help you to explore the field of accounting and build your professional network. Paid or unpaid internships may be completed on a credit or non-credit basis. Accounting students have interned at the following businesses:

  • Gray Hunter Stenn, LLP, Certified Public Accountants
  • Arnold, Behrens, Nesbit, Gray, Certified Public Accountants
  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  • Gardner Denver, Inc.
  • A.G. Edwards

Clubs & Organizations: Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO), Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), and the student chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA).

 

Fun Fact: Attending Quincy can be very affordable for you--98% of our students receive financial assistance that ranges from $8,000 to $16,000 per year.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam

Our Accounting program gives you several options to complete the 150 semester hours of academic credit required to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. For example, many students double major in Accounting and another area of interest, such as Finance or Computer Science. Alternatively, some choose to pursue graduate education, often through Quincy’s MBA Program.

 

Contact Us

For more information about the Accounting program, feel free to contact Dr. Vicky Eidson at 217-228-5432 ext. 3061 or send us a message:

There’s no application fee when you apply online.