Public Accounting

What is Public Accounting?

Olivet's Public Accounting curriculum has been designed and is taught by professionals with a proven record of expertise as veteran CPAs. Students will learn from national class material with an emphasis on real-world application.

Certified Public Accountant Examination

The Illinois Board of Examiners (ILBOE) is a state agency that evaluates academic credentials, approves candidates to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination, monitors CPA examination testing activity throughout the year and issues the Certificate of CPA Exam Completion to students upon passing of the exam. Olivet typically ranks in the top 3 in the highest overall passing score among Illinois universities.


Freshman and sophomore students attend specially designed seminars to advance their career through resume writing, developing interviewing skills, networking and managing their online presence. All of the career management activities are designed for students to discover their strengths to help them attain internships during their junior and senior years.


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Possible Careers after Graduation

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Public accountant
  • Staff accountant
  • Tax accountant
  • Auditor

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