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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

The mission of the school is to serve a diverse student body by providing an innovative practical Accounting and MIS education that adds immediate value to all types of organizations facing a global environment. The school leverages its location in the heart of Chicago to provide students with exceptional professional engagement opportunities. It values and creates high-quality pedagogical, applied, and theoretical 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