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Bachelor of Science


A Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Concordia University, St. Paul will prepare you for a career at professional services (CPA) firms, as well as other accounting roles across various industries.


Program Length

62 Credits


On Campus

You’ll gain a solid foundational understanding of accounting theory, as well as an understanding of how accountants provide value and enhance business performance.

For students looking to earn their CPA license or CMA certification, an accounting degree at CSP provides the necessary tools to complete each exam. This degree meets the Minnesota Board of Accountancy educational requirements to take the CPA exam, as well as the Institute of Management Accountants requirements to sit for the CMA exam.

CPA licensure in MN requires 150 credit hours, one year of relevant work experience, and completion of an ethics exam. Requirements in other states may vary.

Why Students Choose Accounting at CSP

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Career Paths

Auditor/Assurances Services $ 54,035
Tax Accountant $ 53,768
Business Analyst $ 57,245

Program Details

The BS in Accounting at CSP prepares students for impactful careers by focusing on sound financial management practices and growing their active problem-solving skills. Graduates from the accounting program will go out into the business world with the ability to provide valuable financial information to decision-makers.

Accounting students will find that their academic year is blended with valuable professional development opportunities designed for engagement with accounting professionals. These events introduce students to potential employers through professional conference attendance, on-campus employer visits, and off-campus job fairs.

You’ll be able to smoothly transition from college to career by meeting with various firms through those events. CSP’s Accounting program ensures that you’re equipped with the necessary tools and connections to enter into a professional career in accounting successfully.

Student Outcomes

CSP graduates are leaders and trailblazers. Meet some of our alumni below and see how they’re shaping the world.

Sarah May

Consulting Manager, Virtas Partners

Crystal (Thompson) Sander

Nonprofit Audit and Tax Senior, Redpath and Company, LTD

Hear from CSP Alum Kevin Sander, ’17

Career Support

The support system you’ll enjoy at CSP continues far past the day you receive your diploma. Our Office of Career Development helps students and alumni find meaningful work through job & internship assistance, networking opportunities, interview prep, and much more.


CSP was ranked in the Top 10 “Career Ready” Institutions & Top 10 “Career Ready” Feedback for First-Generation College Students in the 2021 SkillSurvey Career Readiness.

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Meet our faculty

Dr. Eric Grube, CPA

Associate Professor

Rev. Dr. Michael Dorner

Vice President for Finance | Assistant Professor of Accounting

Julie Lovaas, MBA, CMA

Professor of Practice

Joy Orson, CPA

Professor of Practice

Meet Dr. Eric Grube, CPA