General Undergraduate Admission Requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Concordia University Chicago undergraduate programs as published in the Concordia University Chicago academic catalog.
New students are accepted into undergraduate degree-seeking programs for online (ADP) and on-campus (Traditional) study in the fall and spring semesters. If you have any questions please work with your admissions advisors.
|ACC-2001||Introduction to Financial Accounting||3|
|ACC-2101||Business Accounting for Leaders||3|
|BUS-1001||Survey of Business ( Incoming Freshman Only)||3|
|ECO-2400||Foundations of Economics||3|
|ENT-2031||Creating Breakthrough Innovations||3|
|or PSY-2310||Statistics for the Behavioral Science|
|MGT-2011||Contemporary Business Law||3|
|MGT-3031||Business Ethics in a Global Society||3|
|MGT-4061||Strategic Decision Making for Global Leaders||3|
|MKT-2101||21st Century Concepts of Marketing||3|
|MAT-2400||Calculus for Business and Life Sciences||3|
|or MAT-2500||Calculus I|
|ACC-3100||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|ACC-3200||Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|ACC-4300||Individual Tax Accounting||3|
|ACC-4400||Business Tax Accounting||3|
Plus electives to equal 120 credits.
Additional Information Regarding the CPA Examination
Students who wish to sit for the CPA are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor early. Information regarding Illinois CPA requirements can be found at the Illinois Board of Examiners website. Students should be aware of the differentiating state requirements for preparing for the CPA. CUC offers a comprehensive accounting program that prepares students to sit for the CPA and requires 120 credits to graduate. However, students should note that 150 credit hours are required to sit for the CPA exam. CUC offers a master’s program to help fulfill this requirement.
Education Requirements (From IBOE.org)
Degree: A baccalaureate degree in any concentration conferred by a Board-recognized institution of higher education accredited by an accrediting association recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and/or any accreditation organization approved by the Board.
Total Hours: Completion of 150 semester credit hours
Accounting Hours: 30 semester credit hours in accounting that include Managerial Accounting, Financial Accounting, Taxation and Audit.
Business Hours: 24 semester credit hours in business that include 2 semester credit hours in Business Communication and 3 semester credit hours in Business Ethics.
Students in the College of Business must meet all University requirements found in the Academic Information section of this catalog. Specific requirements of the College of Business include:
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all coursework completed at Concordia University Chicago.
- A minimum GPA of 2.0 for each course taken in a major at Concordia University Chicago.
- A minimum grade requirement of C (not C-) or higher for each course taken as part of major coursework or the business core.
In addition to satisfying the overall minimum credits for a given degree, major, minor, and/or special program such as Concordia Honors Program or Pre-Seminary Program, additional course requirements may be required. Deficiency in any area of the program will delay awarding the degree and require a new intent to graduate form be filed in alignment with completion of requirements. Students may elect to drop minors or other programs if they present an obstacle for graduation, however, the term assigned to awarding degrees will be consistent with the term the program change is submitted. Please note, students are subject to additional fees for subsequent intent forms.
- No course in a major may be taken on the Pass/Fail grade option.