Accounting is often called the "language of business" because it deals with interpreting and communicating information about a company's past activities and forecasting future operations. Every decision maker, from the owner of a small start-up to the CEO of a global conglomerate, works with accounting information. This is a far stretch from the stereotype of back-room number crunching.
To prepare our students for careers in accounting, auditing, and other business related fields, Bradley offers both undergraduate and master’s degrees in accounting. Accounting is an extremely flexible major. Our students learn more than just the tax code and accounting principles. Today’s accountants are business advisors and information specialists. Their job is to explain a business to others. Because they understand a business so well, their broad training allows accountants to easily branch into diverse professions. While many accounting graduates begin their careers in public or corporate accounting positions, accounting also provides valuable skills for many other career paths, from attorney to banker to consultant to FBI agent.
Bradley's CPA Pass Rate Number One Among Accounting Accredited Programs in Illinois
According to the data published by NASBA, when compared to other schools in Illinois with AACSB accounting accreditation, Bradley University ranks first in overall CPA exam pass rates for all testing events for 2013 with a pass rate of 59.5 percent.
Foster College of Business Named 2014 Top School for Professional Sales Education
Bradley’s professional sales program continued to receive national recognition from the Sales Education Foundation (SEF) as it was listed among SEF’s “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” for the eighth consecutive year.
Foster College of Business Continues to Rank in Bloomberg Businessweek
Bradley’s Foster College of Business received high marks in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2014 undergraduate business program rankings. The College was among the top undergrad schools for academic quality and top-50 in MBA placements.
Bradley’s accounting programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only 175 universities in the world have this accreditation. AACSB-accredited schools are considered the best in the world.
Bradley is a member of the Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) program, established by The Institute of Internal Auditors.