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Accountancy Department

Among the Elite Programs in the Nation

The Department of Accountancy in the NIU College of Business was ranked among the top 25 best programs, undergraduate and graduate, by Public Accounting Report, a leading industry publication in the field of accounting. In addition, NIU accountancy students' performance on the CPA exam has ranked among the best in the nation for three decades. The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) reported NIU as having the 24th overall highest pass rate in the nation (out of 900 institutions) for 2013 CPA. Learn more about our rankings & awards...

Our innovative programs, combined with an excellent nationally recognized faculty, create a unique environment in which students can build the foundation for a successful accountancy career.

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Executive Advisory Council

The Department has a strong and committed Accountancy Executive Advisory Council (AEAC) who, as one of their main objectives, provide guidance to the Department for its undergraduate and graduate programs. learn more...

Outstanding Alumni

The Accountancy Department's many efforts and achievements are supported by our alumni. learn more...

Department Accreditation

The Northern Illinois University Department of Accountancy is one of 180 accountancy programs that has earned the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accounting accreditation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels out of over 1,000 accountancy programs nationwide.

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Open House Schedule

Accountancy hosts a reception for students in the Lincoln Room at the Holmes Student Center from 9:00 to 12:30 on Open House Days. At this reception, you will have the opportunity to speak personally with faculty and students in our program. Please contact the Department for additional information at 815-753-1637 or accy@niu.edu.

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