Bachelor of Science inAccounting

Majoring in Accounting involves the study of financial transactions. You’ll learn to gather, record, analyze and communicate financial information for individuals and organizations. What do investors need to know to assess performance? What reporting issues do low-income taxpayers face? How are lost funds traced? You’ll gain knowledge and skills that are important for any business or organization as you take 54 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Business Administration degree that will prepare you to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination.

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1893 the year Concordia was founded
16 Fortune 500 Companies Headquartered in the Twin Cities
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Accounting Curriculum Overview

The degree in Accounting prepares students for accounting careers in business, government or non-profit organizations. The major builds upon a strong liberal arts and business core foundation and prepares students for professional certifications such as the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

Bachelor of Science degrees at Concordia University, St. Paul consists of a major of typically 45 to 60 credits, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 128 credits.

Student Outcomes

95%95% of CSP grads receive job offers within one year of graduation. (*First Destinations survey administered by Concordia University, St. Paul)
$57,736Highest average salary among MN private school grads (bachelor's) four years after graduation(*salary data source: mnedtrends.org)
44%CSP graduates earn 44% more than the national average. (*Graduate earning data source: collegescorecard.ed.gov)

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Meet Your Professors

Renata Mayrhofer Instructor of Business Management, Chair Business Administration and Management Program
Rev. Dr. Michael Dorner Vice President for Finance, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Michael Dorner has served as Concordia University, St. Paul’s Vice President of Finance since 2004.

Phillip Hampton Term Faculty of Finance

Prior to his career in academics Hampton served a number of years in the finance sector, with positions at Metris Companies, U.S. Bancorp, Federal Reserve Bank and Piper Jaffray.

Dr. Nancy Harrower Associate Professor of Marketing and Management

Dr. Nancy Harrower brings a practical approach to teaching marketing principles.

Career Potential

  • Buyer
  • Corporate Accountant
  • Controller
  • Credit Analyst
  • Government Accountant
  • Government Auditor
  • Import/Export Agent
  • Independent Accountant
  • Internal Auditor Loan Officer
  • Taxation Accountant
  • Treasurer
Student Success Stories Xia (Cindy) Yang ’13 - Accounting

"With the advice and guidance of faculty, I was able to persevere and endure the struggles of college. They continue to support me to this day."

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