Accounting Major (BS Adult)
An accounting degree at Concordia University, Saint Paul prepares students for public, managerial (industrial) or governmental accounting. Students encounter engaging financial information, active problem solving, and a variety of skills necessary in today’s business environment. Explore foundational theories and practices related to financial and managerial accounting, tax and audit in a structured accounting course sequence. Gain a broad business perspective while learning economics, finance, marketing, and management in courses emphasizing the relevancy of accounting information, analysis and financial decision-making.
A BS in accounting meets both the 24 semester-hour requirement of intermediate and advanced level accounting courses, as well as the 24 semester-hour general business course requirement required to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam in Minnesota. If an accounting student wishes to pursue the CPA credential, faculty and academic advisors work with the student to reach the 150 semester-hour requirement to apply for the CPA license. A BS in accounting also satisfies the requirements to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam.
Students are encouraged to visit these websites for more information on the accounting profession and the requirements for CPA and CMA licensure in Minnesota:
- Minnesota Board of Accountancy - http://www.boa.state.mn.us/index.html
- Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants - http://www.mncpa.org
- The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants “This way to CPA” - https://www.thiswaytocpa.com
- Institute of Management Accountants - https://www.imanet.org
General Education Requirements
All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.
Bachelor of Science degree consists of a major of typically 45 to 60 credits, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.
|America in the Global Economy: Macroeconomics (4)|
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)|
|Microsoft Excel Core (4)|
|Core (take in any order)|
|MAN 120||Business Fundamentals and Entrepreneurship||2|
|MAN 204||Legal Environment of Business||2|
|MAN 301||Organizational Behavior||4|
|MAR 301||Principles of Marketing||4|
|BUS 388||Business Analytics, Tools & Techniques||4|
|ACC 201||Principles of Financial Accounting||4|
|ACC 202||Principles of Managerial Accounting||4|
|FIN 301||Corporate Finance I||4|
|ACC 311||Intermediate Accounting I||4|
|ACC 312||Intermediate Accounting II||4|
|ACC 411||Advanced Accounting||4|
|ACC 413||Cost Accounting||4|
|ACC 414||Federal Income Tax||4|
|MAN 450||Managing Finances and Business Strategy||4|