Our accountancy professors bring real world professional experience to the classroom and will help you gain your own through internships at accounting firms, state government, and area businesses.


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Accountancy prepares students for well-paying positions in both business and government. We recognize that the contemporary accountant is the genius behind all intelligent business decisions and is frequently an executive’s most trusted advisor.For those who are intrigued by business management and strategy, there is no more challenging profession. Our curriculum will show you how to use information technology and decision-making technologies to develop financial information that will guide your future employer or your own business someday. By the time you graduate, you’ll be prepared for this challenging career and to pass professional exams in accounting – CPA, CMA, CIA, and CISA.

What You Can Do With this Degree

The Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy prepares students for work as CPAs, internal auditors, tax advisors/accountants, governmental and managerial accountants, consultants and business advisors, to name a few positions.

The requirements to pass the CPA exam as well as attain other professional certifications are addressed by the program.

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
 Faculty Expertise

In the classroom

The department’s professors possess both the academic credentials and the real world professional experience necessary for high quality teaching. Our faculty has been there and done that.

Developing leaders

It is increasingly common in corporations to find the chief executive positions held by accountants. Stockholders and boards of directors appreciate a leader who understands the competitive edge, not to mention the bottom line.


We sponsor several events each year where current students can network with employers and alumni. We have a very active Alumni Advisory Board which keeps us informed.Many of our graduates are in positions of leadership in their organization and the community. As such, you will be joining a group who experienced tremendous intellectual and skill growth while in the program and who were able to effectively translate that growth into viable careers. Our Alumni spotlight.

College Atmosphere

Both faculty and staff work together to help students achieve success in the program.

UIS Revised Templates Approved by ILBOE for CPA Requirements

The University of Illinois Springfield Accountancy program has submitted new templates to the Illinois Board of Examiners (IBOE) showing how the undergraduate and graduate curricula meet the requirements to sit for the CPA examination. The approved revised templates are effective 2015 and posted in the ILBOE website:

Students can also review the UIS templates here:

University-of-Illinois-at-Springfield-BA-March-2017 (pdf)

UIS-Template-MA (pdf)