Develop the critical thinking, analytical skills, and technical tools to start a rewarding career!

Know Your Faculty

Small Class Sizes

Network with Real Accounting professionals

Participate in Recruitment and Case Competition Events

Prepare For CPA

Meet CPA Requirements

6% Growth*

Job Rate until 2028

*per the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Accountants are essential to determining the current state of a business and finding the best path forward to success for a company. In addition to developing technical skills and knowledge required, students will develop analytical competence which will be useful in a wide variety of careers. Our alumni often begin their careers in tax consulting, audit and assurance services, banking, and a variety of other industries.

Program Highlights

Preferred Partners with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Becker CPA Review. Our students go on to work at some of the best firms in Chicago including:

Pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Students should complete the business core courses as well as the accounting core courses, which totals 120 credit hours. However, in order to qualify to take the CPA exam, students need a total of 150 credit hours. In order to meet this requirement, students should enroll in the MBA program.

Post-BBA with MBA in Accounting Management (One-Year Option)

For students who have completed a BBA in Accounting and have a desire to become a certified public accountant (CPA), there is no more direct route to the exam than completing the MBA in a year. Students completing their undergraduate degree at SXU are automatically accepted into the program if they meet certain criteria.

Learn more about our Alumni Loyalty Scholarship that supports the lifelong learning of our SXU graduates.

Program Requirements

For more information about the BBA curriculum, please review the business core requirements, as well as the concentration requirements and course descriptions, in the SXU Academic Catalog.

Contact Information

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Office of Admission
Phone: 844-GOTO-SXU (844-468-6798)

What I'm Doing

Sarah Williams 
Accounting and Finance Major
Class of 2020

Sarah Williams completed a tax internship at Deloitte over the summer 2019, the largest professional services firm in the world. After an amazing summer of learning from some of the most talented tax professionals in business, she was extended a job offer to begin a career with Deloitte Tax in summer of 2020. Though Williams already has a job waiting for her after graduation, her studies and involvement at the University remain the same. She is involved in Registered Student Organizations (RSO) and serves as the president of Women Entering Business, secretary of the Accounting Student Organization, and sits on the Student Advisory Board at the Northwest Community Credit Union here at SXU.

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