The Accounting program provides you with the building blocks needed to analyze, interpret and communicate financial information. Through our challenging curriculum, you will develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, marketing, management, business law and technology, while preparing to sit for the CPA exam.

Our professors have served as chief financial officers, controllers and internal auditors for major corporations, bringing in a wealth of experiences into the classroom. They are committed to teaching you the fundamentals of accounting, but encourage you to become an innovative problem solver.

As an accounting major, you may be selected to become a member of the Strobel Honors Program or receive scholarships for academic achievements.

DePaul is located in the heart of Chicago's financial and business community, giving you access to work with leading international accounting and consulting firms.

We also offer a combined bachelor's/master's degree program in Accountancy, which allows you to complete a bachelor’s degree and a graduate degree in five years. Through the five-year program you will also meet the 150 semester hours required to qualify for the CPA exam.


Sample Courses:

  • Advanced financial accounting
  • Auditing
  • Career management for accountants
  • Financial reporting
  • Information for decision making
  • Managerial accounting
  • Professional responsibilities and business law
  • Tax treatment of corporations and partnership

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Internal Audit
Major Requirements Schedule of classes Department Website

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • ​Accounting information systems
  • Auditing/assurance services
  • Budget analysis
  • Cost accounting
  • Forensic/investigative accounting
  • Internal auditing
  • International accounting
  • Taxation


97 percent of 2015 Accountancy graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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