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About The School of Accountancy & MIS

The School of Accountancy & MIS offers a superior education at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The core attributes of the top-tier programs include:

  • Dynamic connections to Chicago and the city's unparalleled accounting community.
  • Small classes and personal attention, in the private college tradition.
  • Unsurpassed job placement and an alumni network that reaches to the top ranks of corporations, public accounting firms, education and government.
  • Highly professional, well-connected faculty that is committed, first and foremost, to teaching.
  • Customized options offered by three undergraduate degree tracks and six graduate degree programs.
  • Clear international perspective with the specific courses to match.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to prepare a diverse student body for success in a global accounting and business environment through excellence in teaching and engagement with the Chicago community. We deliver exceptional experiential education and generate impactful theoretical, applied, and pedagogical research.

Student Success Outcomes 2020-21

CPA Exam Pass Rates (2018)

First-time testing within one year of graduation:

  • Bachelor's degree candidates
    • 54.4% pass
    • 72.0 average score
    • 263 candidates
  • Master's degree candidates
    • 68.2% pass
    • 76.2 average score
    • 109 candidates

Career Outcomes

  • 96% of bachelor's degree recipients in full-time roles are in a job related to their degree
  • $60,000 median salary

Public Accounting Firm Hiring

  • 238 total full-time and intern hires
  • Top firms: Deloitte, KPMG, EY, PwC, RSM, Plante Moran, GT, BDO, Crowe Horwath

First-Year Business Students, Academic Profile

  • High School GPA: 3.6
  • SAT Score (Composite): 1,183

College of Business Retention and Graduation (Highest Percentage, Recent Year)

  • 85.9% retention rate of first-year students
  • 60.4% graduated within four years
  • 71.8% graduated within five years
  • 73.8% graduated within six years

Contact Us

1 E. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-8770