Accountancy at NIU
Master the data that drives business success.
You want a career that's time-tested yet flexible. You're drawn to the certainty of numbers, but you have a creative streak, too. Consider a career in accounting. You'll use your numerical know-how to help create fresh, data-informed solutions in virtually any business setting. Our program will set you up for success—our graduates consistently pass the certified public accountant (CPA) exam at a rate higher than the national average.
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What Can I Do With an Accountancy Degree?
Our graduates begin successful careers in corporate and nonprofit organizations, government agencies and other settings. Some possible positions include:
- Business advisor
- Chief financial officer
- Internal auditor
You'll be able to connect with more than 60 employers at the career fair we hold exclusively for accountancy students.
Career Potential for Accountancy
Median pay in 2020
Projected job openings per year
Job openings in 2020
After you gain general business and accounting knowledge, you can explore specialized topics like forensic accounting, internal auditing, and government and nonprofit accounting. You'll also build your communication and problem-solving skills through team projects, presentations and other activities.
What degree will I earn?
You'll earn a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy.
What will it cost?
Tuition as a full-time student is $4,803.79 per term. More information about tuition and fees can be found on the bursar's website.
How long will it take to graduate?
You can finish the degree in four years.
NIU Admission Requirements
HIGH SCHOOL GPA
3.0 or higher?
You're guaranteed general NIU admission.
We think your high school GPA is a better predictor of your success.
How to Apply
NIU is a supportive, exciting place to start your college career, as well as a flexible and rewarding next step for transfer students. If you'll be a first-year college student, you can apply using our application or by adding us to your Common App list. Transfer students, we have an application process just for you.
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Tell us a little about yourself, and we’ll send you important updates. You’ll have all the information you need to apply when you’re ready.