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Degrees Available at SIUE

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

Why Accounting?

A key aspect of running a business is understanding its finances and taxes. Accountants and auditors help companies run efficiently. They analyze and communicate financial information for entities such as companies, individual clients and government. Accountants prepare, analyze and verify financial documents for clients as well as offer budget analysis, financial and investment planning, information technology consulting, and limited legal services.

Accountancy at SIUE

SIUE accounting majors may participate in cooperative internships and experience a variety of organizations' business practices and accounting methods. This qualifies SIUE accounting gaduates to work in either the corporate or non-profit sector and gies them valuable work experience prior to taking the Uniform CPA exam or applying to graduate school. Many states, including Illinois and Missouri, require CPA candidates to have 150 hours of college credit; a graduate degree or a second bachelor's degree usually satisfie this requirement.

Career Outlook

Accounting is needed in any business, so accountants are always in demand. Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2014. Career paths include corporate accounting and the non-profit secto. Graduates in corporate accounting may work as managerial accountants, internal auditors, income tax specialists, systems experts or management consultants. Careers in assurance services, personal financial planning and international accounting ae also ideal options for accounting graduates. Other certifications include Certified Management Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.

Other Business Programs at SIUE

Undergraduate Programs
Business Administration
Specializations available for the following:

  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Management & Information Systems
  • Marketing

Computer Management & Information Systems
Economics & Finance

Graduate Programs
Business Administration
Computer Management & Information Systems
Economics & Finance
Marketing Research

Contact Information

School of Business Student Services Office
Phone: (618) 650-3840

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