Accounting majors at Illinois Wesleyan are able to complete 150 course hours by the spring of their senior year, preparing them to take the CPA exam sooner than at most traditional four-year colleges.
IWU accounting graduates repeatedly have the highest pass rate on the CPA exam of any accounting program in the state of Illinois.
The Accounting Major
At Illinois Wesleyan, the accounting faculty is committed to an emphasis on student learning and active participation with students.
Our accounting majors take courses in mathematics, statistics, economics, management, finance, marketing, and information systems as well as accounting and law courses to receive the broad training needed for the field.
Accountants are in demand by many types of organizations. They play a pivotal role in making key decisions for private companies, public accounting firms, government agencies, and not-for-profit agencies.
In recent years, Illinois Wesleyan accounting graduates have accepted positions with all of the major accounting firms and with leading corporations around the country.
Corporate recruiters have often commented on how much they enjoy visiting the IWU campus because of the poise and preparation of the candidates in our accounting program. Some accounting graduates have earned master's or doctoral degrees and gone on to teach at the university level.
Most students supplement their undergraduate work by sitting for the certified public accounting (CPA) exam.