What will I learn?

Accountancy at SIUE

At SIUE, the Department of Accounting provides a solid foundation for all of the various accounting careers. As one of the prestigious accounting programs in the country accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), we are committed to maintaining the highest quality faculty and providing a wide array of learning experiences for our students. Opportunities are provided to students to help them transition into the accounting profession through student organizations, internships, a voluntary income tax assistance program and international programs. In the School of Business, interactive and rigorous classes focus on developing proficiencies in technical accounting, as well as current technology and communication skills. Our students participate in a senior assignment where they research recent accounting issues, which is unique to SIUE.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the accountancy program are well prepared to become business professionals who understand the environment in which business operates and can analyze how business operations are impacted by economic, social, political and legal environments. Most of our students aspire to become certified public accountants (CPAs), which requires 150 hours of college credit. With this in mind, our Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program is designed to seamlessly complete the additional 30 hours beyond the 120 hours required for the BSA degree. For students completing their BSA who have earned at least 150 hours, our undergraduate curriculum meets the requirements to sit for the CPA in most states.

For individuals not seeking the CPA certification, the Bachelor of Science in Accountancy program provides the education required for many careers in the accounting discipline, including financial reporting, internal auditing, tax accounting, managerial accounting and not-for-profit accounting. Students will also be prepared for appropriate professional certifications within these segments of accounting, such as a certified management accountant or a certified internal auditor. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that growth through 2022 for careers in accounting is expected at 13 percent or higher, depending on the specialization.

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$27,272.00 per year
USD $13,636 per semester fee based on 15 hours of enrollment per semester

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 January 2020, 16 December 2020


School of Business

Founders Hall Room 3307,



62026, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a secondary/high school.

For international students

To be admitted to the Bachelor of Science in accountancy program, students must:

  • Complete all academic development courses required by the University
  • Complete any courses required to address high school deficiencies
  • Apply for admission and be accepted into the School of Business.

International English Language Testing Systems - (IELTS) - Score - 6.5

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Score - Internet Based - 79, Paper Based - 550

Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency - Score - 64

Pearson Test in English (PTE) - Score - 53

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About this uni

SIUE offers nationally accredited academic programs, affordable tuition, and international student scholarships and funding opportunities.

  • #1 Emerging Research Institution in the Midwest
  • Ranked 11th safest campus in the USA
  • 400 international students from 58 nations
  • Has invested $300 million on campus facilities