In a world looking to stay on budget, accountants are in high demand.

Organizations think they need "numbers" people. But they really need financial strategists and someone who can communicate to the rest of the organization. With an Accounting degree from Lewis University, you are prepared to be both.

2nd Accounting Jobs Nationally
69K Median Salary For Accountants
10% Job Growth Through 2026

As an accounting degree student at Lewis University, you will learn:

  • Practical, hands-on skills you will use on the job
  • How to record and interpret essential financial data for effective decision making
  • Today's current accounting procedures and laws
  • Ethical framework for accounting practices

Accounting majors have a wide and varied selection of jobs from which to choose. Auditing is one of the best-known services provided. Public accounting firms provide most auditing services to public companies. Public accounting firms may also provide tax advice and information system services. Accountants take positions in business or industry as financial officers, controllers, internal auditors, and staff accountants. Other jobs include financial advisers for governmental and other not-for-profit organizations and personal financial planners.

Success requires commitment to service, strong communication skills, problem solving ability, and the ability to work in a team.

Lewis has two paths to become a CPA, one while earning your MBA. Prepare for a stable and lucrative career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), actuary, auditor, chief financial officer, commodities trader, IRS investigator, loan administrator, tax specialist and more with one of the following paths:

5-Year CPA + MBA Program

After completing this 5-year program, you will have your accounting degree, an MBA and be prepared to take the CPA exam.

View the program curriculum

Minor Options

Double-Major Option

Business Administration, Information Systems, Economics, Finance and Marketing majors may earn an additional major in Accounting by completing the following curriculum.

For more information contact the Office of Admission at or call (815)836-5250.