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Accounting

Bachelor of Science

Overview

A Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Concordia University, St. Paul, prepares students for high-demand positions across virtually all sectors of the economy - from business to government to non-profits.

Program
Details

Course Length

58 Credits

Location

On Campus

 

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Crafted on a foundation in business studies, this major establishes students with the edge they need to stand out in a highly competitive job environment. Essential skills gained through this program at CSP also prepare students to pursue professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and the Certified Management Accountant (CMA). 

Accounting is an essential element of all organizations to ensure their financial viability and health. Professional accountants are critical to organizational planning and strategy. CSP graduates with a BS in Accounting work in many of the most high profile organizations in the region.

Accountant and Auditor $ 69,350

2017 Median Income

10 %

Job outlook 2016-26
(Faster than average)

Financial Examiner $ 81,690

2017 Median Income

10 %

Job outlook 2016-26
(Faster than average)

Tax Examiner, Collector, and Revenue Agent $ 53,130

2017 Median Income

-1 %

Job outlook 2016-26
(Little or no change)

Budget Analyst $ 75,240

2017 Median Income

7 %

Job outlook 2016-26
(As fast as average)

Credit Analyst $ 84,300

2017 Median Income

11 %

Job outlook 2016-26
(Faster than average)

Budget Analyst $ 75,240

2017 Median Income

7 %

Job outlook 2016-26
(As fast as average)

Program Outcomes

The BS in Accounting program at Concordia provides a well-rounded academic experience that explores the essentials of business management. 

Students study foundational coursework focused on micro and macroeconomics as well as gaining expertise in essential tools of the trade, including Microsoft Excel. 

Coursework advances to an in-depth study of the legal environments of business, organizational behavior, marketing, business analytics, and business modeling. 

These foundational business courses are then brought to the context in accounting with advanced coursework in financial and managerial accounting, corporate finance, cost accounting, auditing, and tax issues. All coursework is brought together with essential studies in business ethics and strategy. This framework sets students up for career success across sectors in the economy.

Student Outcomes

Sarah May

Senior Tax Associate at RSM

Crystal Thompson

Nonprofit Audit and Tax Associate, CliftonLarsonAllen

Meet our faculty

Eric Grube

Assistant Professor, Business Administration - BBA

Rev. Dr. Michael Dorner

Vice President for Finance | Assistant Professor of Accounting