Accounting majors are prepared for a world of opportunities. Accountants are an important part of management in all types of businesses, such as public accounting, consulting firms, manufacturing companies, retail organizations, banks, government agencies, and not-for profit entities.
The practice of accounting requires a broad range of skills. These include the ability to: apply accounting knowledge to business transactions, analyze information, communicate orally and in writing, use computer technology, and work as a team member. A college degree in accounting will provide you with these skills and form the basis for a rewarding professional career.
Accounting at St. Scholastica
The accounting faculty at The College of St. Scholastica is committed to challenging students with a rigorous program of study. Students who choose to major in accounting will select one of two options depending on career interests:
Four-Year Accounting Program- Designed for students who wish to pursue a career as an accountant in the manufacturing and service sectors, in governmental and not-for-profit organizations and in public accounting in some states. This is a four-year program of study that prepares graduates to sit for the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) examination, the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) examination and in some states, the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination.
150 Credit Hour Program- Designed for students who wish to pursue a career in public accounting in states that require the equivalent of 150 semester hours of college-level education to sit for the CPA examination. The State of Minnesota will have this requirement beginning July 1, 2006. This is a program of study that leads to the B.A. degree with a major in accounting and students may choose to take additional courses at the undergraduate level or enroll in the Master of Arts in Management program.
In choosing one of the options, students will benefit from the following features of our program:
ACC 2210 Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 2220 Principles of Managerial Accounting
ACC 3300 Cost Accounting
ACC 3310 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 3320 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 3400 Accounting Information Systems
ACC 4420 Income Tax Accounting
ACC 4430 Auditing
ACC 4450 Advanced Accounting
CIS 2105 Information Systems Applications
ECN 2230 Principles of Microeconomics
ECN 2280 Principles of Macroeconomics
MGT 2120 Principles of Management
MGT 3130 Quantitative Methods
MGT 3150 MGT Communication: Written
MGT 4160 Legal Aspects of Management
FIN 3420 Financial Management
MTH 1111 Elementary Functions I
PSY 3331 Statistics
Note Students desiring additional credit hours to qualify for the CPA exam may choose additional courses at the undergraduate level or to enroll in the Master of Arts in Management or Master of Business Administration program.