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Articles on Illinois (IL) Schools and Colleges Offering Accounting Degrees and Programs
Western Illinois University

Western Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois
College of Business and Technology
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The undergraduate accounting program at Western Illinois University focuses on creating graduates with the knowledge, skills, and competencies they need to be successful in the accounting profession. Coursework including individual and team projects and working with advanced computer software help students toward this goal.

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Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
Edwardsville, Illinois
School of Business, Department of Accountancy
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The undergraduate accounting program at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville focuses on providing students with an educational foundation in accounting that will allow them to grow professionally in their careers. Graduates are prepared for entry in accounting careers in the public or private sector.

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Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois
College of Business
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

The undergraduate accounting program at Northern Illinois University focuses on developing students into successful professionals in the accounting field. Students learn to solve real-world business problems through coursework and a strong internship program.

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Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Carbondale, Illinois
College of Business, Department of Accountancy
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The undergraduate accounting program at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale provides students with a basic understanding of all accounting concepts, including taxation, auditing, and accounting information systems. Graduates of the program have the skills to handle unstructured problems or work in a team or computer based environment.

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University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
College of Business Administration, School of Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

The undergraduate accounting program at University of Illinois at Chicago focuses on providing students with technical and conceptual knowledge of the accounting field. Coursework contains practical applications to prepare students for successful careers in the industry.

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Illinois has approximately 79 colleges and universities, many with excellent accounting schools. The accounting industry in Illinois is expected to grow by 22 percent between now and 2018. Accountants in Illinois averaged an annual wage of $67,430 in 2009. Below is a ranking of the top accounting schools in the state of Illinois.

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Illinois

At Accounting Careers for Dummies we have profiled the accounting programs at colleges across the US. Below is a list of profiles of Illinois colleges:

Bradley University

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Bradley University

Bradley University
Foster College of Business Administration
Peoria, Illinois
Bachelor of Science, Accounting

Bradley University's Foster College of Business Administration offers an extremely flexible accounting major. Accounting students are encouraged to join the student-run Bradley Accounting Club (BAC) to become immersed in activities, both social and educational, that help unite students and faculty. In addition to traditional internship programs, the accounting major at Bradley University can participate in job co-op programs for students who seek unique work experiences. There are approximately 200 accounting majors within the Foster College of Business Administration and upon entering Bradley University as freshman, accounting majors are assigned a faculty member advisor for the 4-year program. Bradley University is one of the few schools admitted to the Internal Audit Education Partnership Program (IAEP) after passing a rigorous review of the school’s curriculum.

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Illinois Wesleyan University

Illinois Wesleyan University,
Department of Business Administration
Bloomington, Illinois
Bachelor of Science, Accounting 

Illinois Wesleyan University's Department of Accounting offers students the chance to take a wide range of courses including mathematics, information systems, law, economics, statistics, marketing, management, and finance to ensure a well-rounded education. During the May term of each year, in the four year accounting program, students are encouraged to take electives, study abroad, or work a full-time internship. Students are assigned permanent academic advisors after their freshman year. Illinois Wesleyan University is well-known for the many scholarship opportunities offered to accounting students including: AAA-CPA Foundation Essay Contest, AICPA Scholarship, American Society of Women Accountants Scholarship, Illinois CPA Society Scholarship, National Society of Public Accountants Scholarship, and the Institute of Management Accountants National Scholarship Program. In their junior year at Illinois Wesleyan University, accounting students hold a full-time internship for ten weeks at an accounting firm and then return to campus for a six week intensive of business courses where students analyze their internship experiences. Accounting students can join the IWU Accounting society to expand their professional network.

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Loyola University-Chicago

Loyola University-Chicago,
Accounting and Business Law Department
Chicago, Illinois
Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting

Loyola University's Accounting and Business Law Department, offered through the School of Business Administration, has full-time and part-time programs for students who wish to earn their Bachelor of Business Arts in Accounting. Loyola’s School of Business Administration is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The school is dedicated to Loyola’s Jesuit tradition of educating students to become responsible leaders in a changing global business environment. Many scholarship opportunities are available to full-time accounting students. Students who wish to earn a Master of Science in Accountancy once they've finished the Bachelor of Business Arts in Accounting can do so with only one additional year at Loyola University. Public service, teaching, and research are important factors of a Loyola education.  The department acknowledges that learning occurs both inside and outside of the classroom and recognizes that the relationship between students and professors is a partnership with responsibilities on the part of both faculty and student.  

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