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BS in Accounting

Shorelight - University of Illinois at Chicago, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

December 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 33,000

Course Accredited By

AACSB

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
The Bachelor of Science in Accounting offers a proven business education that prepares students for accounting careers across the public and private sectors.
  • As an accounting major, you’ll be exposed to the latest research and theory, with plenty of opportunity for classroom practice and real-world application. The program will prepare you for careers in financial, managerial, governmental, nonprofit and international accounting, as well as auditing and taxation.

Curriculum

  • Accounting is often called the language of business, and the core courses help develop fluency. Financial and cost accounting, auditing, tax, ethics, accounting systems and research build the foundation for understanding accounting as one of the most essential areas of business.
  • As you begin to learn more about accounting, you may choose to go into one of many specialized areas: corporate accounting, government accounting, nonprofit accounting, public accounting-tax or public accounting-audit. At UIC Business you will find a wide range of courses that help you move forward on the path that best fits your goals.
  • Program Outcomes

With an accounting degree, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to:

  • Prepare tax returns for a large or small business
  • Formulate financial reports for shareholders
  • Organize and manage a company’s financial records
  • Evaluate a nonprofit’s financial operations
  • Audit businesses for a government agency
  • Counsel management on ways to reduce costs, boost revenues and increase profits

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2022
  • April 2023
  • July 2023
  • September 2023

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

UGANDA

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

BTEC

  • (BTEC) National Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must also meet the minimum age requirement of the university
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms B or 4
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms NA
  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must also meet the minimum age requirement of the university.
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms B or 4

English Requirements

CERTIFICATE IELTS

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4.0
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5 No sub-score below 6.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 No subscore below 5.0

TOEFL

  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 No subscore below 16
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 No subscore below 12
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 No subscore below 14

Degree Requirements

  • To earn a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from UIC, students need to complete university, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Accounting degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Business Administration section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

Course List

Code Title Hours

Summary of Requirements 

  • General and Basic Course Requirements 45 hrs
  • Business Core 42hrs
  • Major Requirements 24 hrs
  • Business Electives 9 hrs
  • Total Hours 120 hrs

General and Basic Course Requirements

  • See General and Basic Course Requirements in the College of Business Administration section for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Business Core

  • See Business Course Requirements in the College of Business Administration section for the list of courses needed to meet this requirement.

Major Requirements

Course List

Code Title Hours

Required Courses 

  • ACTG 315 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3
  • ACTG 316 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
  • ACTG 326 Cost Accounting 3
  • ACTG 435 Auditing 3
  • ACTG 445 Federal Income Tax I 3
  • ACTG 470 Ethical Environment of Business 3
  • ACTG 474 Accounting Information Systems 3
  • ACTG 493 Accounting Cases, Research and Analysis 3
  • Total Hours 24
  • Business Electives

Course List

Code Title Hours

Courses 

  • Select 9 hours from the following: 9
  • ACTG 355
  • Business Law I: Commercial Transactions
  • ACTG 417
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • ACTG 446
  • Federal Income Tax II
  • ACTG 465
  • Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting
  • ACTG 475
  • Database Accounting Systems
  • ACTG 476
  • Enterprise Accounting Systems
  • ACTG 484
  • International Accounting
  • ACTG 485
  • Valuation and Analysis
  • ACTG 494
  • Special Topics in Accounting
  • Total Hours 9
  • It is recommended that students who intend to sit for the CPA exam take the following

Course List

Code Title Hours

Courses 

  • ACTG 355
  • Business Law I: Commercial Transactions
  • ACTG 417
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • ACTG 446
  • Federal Income Tax II

Before taking 300-level accounting courses, students should have completed the following courses: 

  • IDS 200
  • Intro to Management Information Systems
  • IDS 270
  • Business Statistics I
  • ECON 120
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 121
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Sample Business Major Curriculum
  • See Sample Business Major Curriculum in the College of Business Administration section. See
  • your academic advisor for an individualized major map in your field of study.
  • Typical cost for two semesters $52,300
  •  Tuition $33,000 
  • Housing $13,000 
  • Dining $4,300
  •  Other $2,000

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