Your PROFESSIONAL Potential, EXPANDED.

Build a strong academic foundation in accounting while gaining the business skills to succeed in a variety of careers in the field.
PREPARE FOR DIVERSE PROFESSIONAL ROLES
STUDY AT YOUR OWN PACE IN AN ONLINE CLASSROOM
LEARN FROM EDUCATORS WITH FIELD EXPERIENCE

B.A. in Accounting

The number of accounting careers in the United States is growing, along with the need for new industry professionals. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the accounting industry is steadily expanding at a rate of 6% per year and is expected to create thousands of new positions by 2028. Develop the skills it takes to become a leader in this in-demand field with the online Bachelor of Arts in Accounting program from Illinois College.

Offered in a fully online classroom, the B.A. in Accounting program delivers flexible course options, instruction from educators with industry experience and a curriculum that combines accounting principles with business essentials. While establishing a strong academic foundation in accounting, you’ll also study key business topics and develop the skills needed to qualify for a variety of positions within the field.

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Illinois College
Accolades & Accreditations

Illinois College is consistently ranked as a top college in the Midwest and the country, and as a leader in liberal arts education by esteemed publications such as U.S. News & World Report. In 2017 and 2018, IC was named by Washington Monthly as one of America’s best bang for the buck colleges based on affordability and marketable degrees with good career options for graduates.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Program
Distinctives

PREPARE FOR DIVERSE PROFESSIONAL ROLES

Course materials within the curriculum prepare you for a rewarding career in accounting while also providing essential skills in business, so you can Graduate READY for a variety of careers in the field.

STUDY AT YOUR OWN PACE IN AN ONLINE CLASSROOM

Flexible course options allow you to study on your time from wherever your busy personal schedule takes you.

LEARN FROM EDUCATORS WITH FIELD EXPERIENCE

Our expert faculty members deliver years of industry experience to their classes and offer personalized attention to each student.

What Happens
after Graduation

When you complete the online B.A. in Accounting program from Illinois College, you’ll Graduate READY to succeed in a variety of accounting and business careers or pursue a master’s degree.

Potential Career Outcomes

  • Staff accountants are tasked with maintaining the financial and legal records of their companies. Staff accountants prepare financial reports, audit financial statements and utilize budgeting software and tools.

  • Staff auditors analyze financial data and evaluate risk for multiple departments within their companies to ensure standards are being met. They are responsible for conducting audits and keeping records of the results.

  • Financial analysts aid in a company’s financial decisions by conducting market research and determining which investments will reap the most benefits. These professionals also develop budgets for their companies by analyzing and recording financial trends.

Benefits of
Online Learning

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Flexibility

Online learning means you can attend class on a schedule that fits conveniently around your life.

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Study at Your Own Pace

Adjust your academic track as you see fit and spend as much time on materials as you need.

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Equal Standards of Excellence

IC’s online programs offer the same level of academic rigor as those on campus.

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Become a Leader

Online students are motivated and graduate with an increased understanding of their own fortitude and excellence.

Tuition & Fees

Illinois College seeks to provide a quality education at an affordable price. The following costs and fees apply to the online B.A. in Accounting program:

Tuition
Per Credit Per Course Estimated Tuition*
$375 $1,500 $12,100
Fees
$25 per Term

* Estimated tuition based on maximum transfer credits (88 credits).

Upcoming
Start Dates

January 19
March 16
May 11
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