Accounting Degree

Accounting - A Career You Can Count On

Accounting is the language of business. Accountants are an important partner in organizational planning and decision making. They provide financial expertise and help create performance management systems. Our Accounting program offers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accounting, as well as a minor in Accounting.

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

Your Courses

Through our Accounting curriculum, you will develop a broad working knowledge of the theory and practice in this complex field and meet the educational requirements to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination and the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) examination in Illinois*. Students planning to become a licensed CPA can obtain the additional hours (150 total required) through a double major, minor, or continuing their education in our MBA program. You’ll also explore the core knowledge of Marketing, Management, Strategic Management, and more.
* consult the specific state board of accountancy for detailed requirements.

Andrew Kueker

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 University 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 explore the field of accounting and build your professional network. Internships may be completed on a credit or non-credit basis. Our 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
  • DOT Foods

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

Fun Fact: Quincy University is home to more than 30 student clubs and organizations including Greek organizations, service organizations, and music ensembles.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam

Each state’s board of accountancy outlines the state’s specific requirements for sitting for the CPA exam and licensure as a CPA. Illinois (and many other states) allow students to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam with 120 semester hours of academic credit. Licensure generally requires completing 150 semester hours of academic credit.

Our Accounting Program gives you several options to complete the additional hours for students seeking to enter public accounting as a Certified Public Accountant. 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 either prior to or after sitting for the CPA exam.



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: