At the prestigious Brennan School of Business, you’ll learn to expertly track and communicate the financial data that enables enterprises of all kinds to make key decisions, innovate and thrive.
Accounting majors master subtleties related to financial information. They are then qualified to advise individuals, corporations and organizations to make strategic financial decisions.
Become a leader in a fast-growing field
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, accounting jobs stand to continue growing steadily through 2030.
The Brennan School of Business provides an ideal learning environment for prospective accountants, auditors, budget analysts and financial managers in all sectors of the global economy. Small classes offer students a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with talented faculty that includes Fulbright scholars, successful authors and seasoned corporate leaders.
Students learn vital lessons such as measuring and evaluating the results of an organization’s financial activity and then presenting this data to key audiences. The curriculum is rooted in both business fundamentals and the liberal arts, providing instruction in leadership, persuasion, negotiation, entrepreneurship and communication.
More ways to learn, on campus and beyond
Extensive practical experience is built into Brennan’s accounting curriculum. Our practicums and internships draw on Chicago’s world-class corporate and consulting resources. We make our connections your connections, so you can test drive your dream job. You’ll dive deep into the ethical and legal implications of accounting practices. To gain a global business perspective, you can choose from study abroad programs on four continents. You may even qualify for our first-rate Accelerated MBA program—a pathway to complete the MBA in as little as one additional year of study.
Senior Audit Associate, Legacy Professionals LLP
“I was given a remarkable opportunity when I came to Dominican. It gave me all the tools I needed to succeed. Now I’ve launched my career and my next goal is to become a certified public accountant.”
Prepare for a life of purpose and impact
From your first to your last day on campus (and even after you graduate), you’ll have full access to academic and career advising that is thoughtful, effective and personalized to you. The Brennan Career Development Program will guide you through the subtleties of resume writing, interviewing and networking. The Executives-in-Residence Program will introduce you to business leaders who will mentor you, one-on-one, in career settings. The curriculum itself will prepare you for lifelong intellectual and professional competence.
Emerging Middle Market Relationship Manager, Fifth Third Bank
“Through Dominican, I was able to land an internship and gain a lot of other real-world experiences where I could put into practice everything I was learning in class. And I loved being so close to Chicago. It’s a great city with great job opportunities. It’s all there.”
In addition to accounting, Dominican offers a variety of undergraduate business majors.
Brennan School of Business Mission Statement
Guided by the university’s core values of Caritas et Veritas, the Brennan School of Business prepares a diverse student body, through experiential education, to become ethically-minded business leaders who are committed to creating an equitable and sustainable global society.