Accounting Student


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

  • Ample opportunity for internships with large and small accounting firms due to our close proximity to the Twin Cities.

  • Guest speakers, field trips, social events and other learning opportunities offered through the Accounting Society student organization.

  • Learn from professors who have experience as Certified Public Accountants as well as a credentialed Certified Management Accountant.

Skills and Learning Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will learn to:

  • Use financial information to assist in decision-making processes
  • Evaluate accounting systems
  • File tax returns on behalf of individuals and businesses

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 companies that graduates have found employment or internship opportunities with. 

Potential Job Titles

  • Corporate Controller
  • Cost Accountant
  • Forensic/Fraud Accountant
  • Government Accountant
  • Internal Auditor
  • IRS Agent
  • Tax Accountant


  • CS McCrossan, Inc.
  • Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP
  • Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
  • AP Tax Accounting
  • Smith Schafer & Associates


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