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Majors & Minors

Accounting Degree

Degree Program Overview

Accountants are the financial gatekeepers of the business world and are fundamental for overall business success. Accounting majors study how to measure and communicate business performance information, encourage investment activity, create new jobs and help the economy to achieve sustainable growth.

Highlights of the Accounting Major

  • You will have the chance to join the Accounting Society, which offers professional development opportunities as well as social activities.
  • Projected 11% job growth in the Accounting field in the years 2014-2024

Skills and Learning Outcomes

As a student in the program, you will:

  • Understand the principles and practices of Accounting
  • Learn about Federal Income Tax Law.
  • Have the opportunity to complete the requirements to sit for the CPA exam

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for a career in the accounting field. Below is a list of potential job titles and employers that graduates may find employment or internship opportunities with.

Job Titles

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Business Credit/Loan Ad-ministrator
  • Budget Analyst
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Corporate Controller
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • Investment Banker
  • IRS Agent
  • Tax Accountant


  • Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
  • AP Tax Accounting
  • Arctic Cat
  • Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  • CS McCrossan, Inc.
  • Grant Thornton, LLP
  • Land O' Lakes, Inc.
  • Olsen Thielen
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • Securian Financial Group
  • Thrivent Financial

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The median annual salary for an accountant is over


(Bureau of Labor Statistics)