Today's complex business environment requires you to possess a much broader range of skills now than you needed in the past. Employers' expectations of accounting graduates include not only technical knowledge in the accounting field, but also the ability to analyze complex accounting and business issues and to communicate effectively with all levels of management. We prepare you to succeed.

What can I do with an Accounting Major?

As recently noted in Crain's,  accounting is the hottest job sector in Chicago.

As an accountant, you are trained to speak the language of business to ensure that the nation's businesses operate efficiently and that business records are kept accurately. A degree in accounting will provide you the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for the accounting profession (public, government or business and industry).

Students planning to obtain the CPA certification must complete 150 credit hours to be eligible.

GSU has several accounting program options to choose from:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Accelerated Professional Accounting Program
Master of Science in Accounting  
Minor in Accounting 

Becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

GSU's accounting programs meet the educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam in Illinois. To learn more see the CPA Resources page. If you have a degree from a different university or from a discipline other than accounting, we will help design the set of courses to help you meet the eligibility requirements. See the CPA exam resources page for additional information.