Accounting

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Program Overview

Judson University’s accounting major is a rigorous, practitioner-based program that will prepare you for the dynamic financial reporting profession. Students will be eligible to sit for the CPA exam or a career in industry as a chief financial officer.

Seasoned practitioners and corporate executives will train you to recognize opportunities. Students will learn to analyze and find solutions to business challenges and opportunities. Furthermore, accounting professors will reinforce the value of character and ethics by drawing on their faith and experiences in the business world.

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Why Accounting at Judson?

CPA Exam

The Judson University Accounting program offers preparation for the CPA exam. At Judson, accounting graduates have experienced some of the highest pass rates for the CPA exam in the State of Illinois.

Skills & Experience

You will benefit from experience in:

  • Auditing
  • Tax Preparation
  • Budget Analysis

Program Network

The business department at Judson University provides many different events and opportunities to network with professional accountants and business leaders.

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Business Department

Learn more about the other programs offered in the Business Department.

A Unique & Professional Experience

The Business department at Judson University provides students with a variety of opportunities to develop professional skills in the business environment.

Shark Tank Event

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022 at 7pm at Herrick Chapel

Inspired by the reality business pitch series “Shark Tank” on ABC, Judson’s annual event engages the student body and fosters creativity and entrepreneurship for students within all majors. Students prepare a pitch for their own business and deliver their presentations before a panel of judges. These judges are chosen for their leadership in local businesses.

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Contact

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Joyce Shotick
Business Department Chair
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Get Real-World Experience

The Accounting program requires an internship during your senior year. Judson students have interned at places like:

  • Deloitte
  • Merrill-Lynch
  • Plante Moran
  • Mueller and Company
  • Grant Thornton
  • Wintrust Financial
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What Can You Do with an Accounting Degree?

Judson graduates from the Accounting program have gone to work as:

  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Certified Professional Accountants (CPA)
  • Accountants
  • Auditors
  • Cost Accountants
  • Financial Planners
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Budgeting Directors
  • Payroll Accountants

Find Success at Judson

I come from a family of entrepreneurs. I’ve run the accounts for my father’s business since I was 14. Accounting seemed to be the best of both worlds, I get to interact with businesses and get to work behind the scenes with numbers. I wasn’t sure about Judson until I was given the opportunity to meet a professor from my major. They have become my mentors and have helped me in reaching my goals, both professionally and academically.”
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Rabella Giyo2020 Graduate, Transaction & Integration Services Tax Consultant, Deloitte | Chicago, IL