Today's complex business environment requires accountants to possess a broader range of skills than was needed in the past. Employers' expectations of you as an accounting graduate includes 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.

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

Governors State University's Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree is designed to provide you with a foundation of knowledge, skills, and attitudes you need to enter the accounting profession.According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), accounting is one of the most in-demand academic disciplines by employers. Learn the language of accounting and your career can take you anywhere.

Graduates of GSU's AACSB-accredited accounting program work in a range of companies and industries including large and medium size public accounting and business consulting firms such as KPMGCrowe HorwathPwCBDOLegacyMiller Cooper, and Sikich, along with smaller local firms. Other GSU accounting graduates also work in industry, government, and business consulting services such as Exelon, Tyson Foods, and Oracle. Other GSU accounting graduates have started their own private CPA or related accounting or business consulting services firms or moved into roles of management or executive leadership within organizations.

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Paula McMullen
Senior Academic Advisor
Accounting, BS


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