academics accounting
The ability to understand and manage finances is essential to all organizations and individuals. If you'd like a career with high value and a lifetime of opportunity, the Accounting program at Quincy University provides you a firm foundation and the ability to prosper in a dynamic economic climate.

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 gain fluency in the language of business, which includes fundamental principles of accounting, economics, and business law, and master the qualitative and quantitative tools of the field. To comprehend the key issues of the profession, you'll explore the common core of knowledge that includes Principles of Marketing, Principles of Management, Business Finance, and Strategic Management. Your specialized expertise will be honed in such courses as Cost Accounting, Federal Tax Law, and Auditing Theory.

You'll learn from faculty members who combine doctoral or master's degrees in the field with firsthand experience in the marketplace. Their commitment to the Franciscan value of individualized education means that the experienced Quincy team will give you the feedback and support you need.

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.

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.

Student Organizations
You can gain professional experience through the leadership and networking opportunities provided by membership in the student chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). Quincy's award-winning IMA student chapter is affiliated with the local area chapter of the national organization, giving you ample opportunity to collaborate with area professionals. IMA student members organize tours, sponsor guest speakers, provide community service, and plan special events. Past student members have received IMA scholarships and attended national conferences. Other business student organizations include:
  • Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO), which promotes entrepreneurial initiatives and entrepreneurship across campus and the broader community
  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), which promotes free enterprise practices through community involvement

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