At Illinois Wesleyan, the accounting faculty emphasize how much students learn and participate.

In just four years, our accounting majors take courses in mathematics, statistics, economics, management, finance, marketing, and information systems, as well as accounting and law, to receive the broad training needed for the field.

Bright Futures

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. Learn more about the spring internship program.

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.

Professor Gerald Olson discusses the newest major in Accounting and Financial Services, and a minor in risk management.

Hear how you can be prepared for a career in accounting from Chair and Professor Gerald Olson.

Alumnus Bob Page, President and CEO of University of Kansas Hospital, talks about how his current work combines an accounting background with his goal to improve healthcare.