Degrees and Programs


Why study accounting at Benedictine?

Students have historically found opportunities and job stability in the accounting field. A degree in Accounting will provide you with a solid foundation that is useful in many careers. The accountant provides and analyzes useful information to guide investors, managers and creditors in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

  • Many of our students qualify for an internship. These are opportunities with local companies in which you can use your accounting background to gain practical experience. An internship can be very helpful in finding your first professional position.
  • Computers are available at several locations on campus for convenient use.
  • You will be able to meet the 150-hour certified public accountant requirement by completing a master’s degree in one of our graduate programs.

What does a degree in Accounting at Benedictine offer?

You will acquire knowledge of the principles of financial and managerial accounting and develop your skills in communication, analytical thinking and teamwork. The Accounting program at Benedictine will also equip you with a thorough grounding in the other business disciplines.

What careers are available with a degree in Accounting?

The following are among the career choices of our recent graduates in accounting:

  • Controller
  • Product Planner
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Division Budget Manager
  • Corporate Financial Analyst
  • Accounting Supervisor
  • Internal Auditor
  • Loan Operations Manager
  • Tax Staff Accountant
  • Systems Analyst
  • Bank Loan Officer
  • IRS Agent

How does the program work?

As an Accounting major, you will acquire the broad base of knowledge represented by the University’s core courses taken by all students that will prove valuable in your future career development and daily life as a citizen of your community. You will develop knowledge in the social sciences, computer science and mathematics. You will learn the fundamentals of the economic system—both as it functions at the national level and within corporations, and principles of statistical methods, and also gain a solid understanding of financial and managerial accounting, cost accounting, taxation, auditing and ethics. The capstone course, “Issues in Corporate Financial Reporting,” will allow you to integrate and apply your accounting expertise.

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