College of Business and Technology

Accounting Major (BS Traditional)

An accounting degree at Concordia University 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 who intend to sit for the CPA exam must complete the Accounting degree with 150 credits, which will require an additional 30 credits of degree electives, with 45 of the 150 credits taken at the upper-level credit.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science degree consists of a major of typically 30 to 60 credits, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.


ECO 103Macroeconomics3
MAT 110Introduction to Probability and Statistics3


Core (take in any order)
CSC 210Microsoft Excel Core4
MAN 120Business Fundamentals and Entrepreneurship2
ECO 104Microeconomics3
MAN 204Legal Environment of Business2
MAN 301Organizational Behavior4
MAR 301Principles of Marketing4
MAN 205Fundamentals of Analytics3
ACC 201Principles of Financial Accounting4
ACC 202Principles of Managerial Accounting4
FIN 301Corporate Finance I4
ACC 311Intermediate Accounting I4
ACC 312Intermediate Accounting II4
ACC 315Accounting Information Systems3
ACC 413Cost Accounting4
ACC 411Advanced Accounting4
ACC 412Auditing4
ACC 414Federal Income Tax4
MAN 401Business Strategy and Ethics4
MAN 499Senior Outcomes0
Total Credits65