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Evening|Weekend|Online B.A. or B.S. in Accounting

  • Career options: Financial analyst, public accountant, management accountant, internal auditor — and more.
  • Within two months of graduation, nearly all St. Kate’s accounting majors secure jobs.
  • Employment of auditors and accountants is expected to grow 16% from 2010 to 2020*.
  • Average salary: $61,690*.
  • Flexible course scheduling blends evening/weekend meetings with online learning.
  • Affordable tuition rates.
  • Transfer in your previous credits — graduate sooner.
  • Get a head start on your master's. Take up to two MBA or MAOL courses while earning your B.S. or B.A.

* Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, 2012

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Majoring in Accounting

Accounting majors at St. Kate's are critical, analytical and global thinkers with strong ethical and leadership skills. Our program teaches you how to understand the whole financial picture of an organization — be it a small company, a nonprofit or a Fortune 500 company — so you make informed business decisions, with the ability to clearly communicate the implications. You also learn to solve ethical dilemmas and stay true to your own convictions.

Intensive core courses — from auditing and taxation to financial management and cost accounting — prepare you for a range of diverse fields. You also gain a solid foundation in economics, ethics, business law, psychology or sociology, statistical analysis and technology. Our upper-level accounting electives prepare you to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

We'll also help you gain new or more advanced workplace experience by assisting your search for internships, or facilitating stretch assignments that fit your busy schedule. Many students are able to complete stretch assignments or career development projects at their current workplace — or other employers — gaining new skills and opportunities for advancement.

Advance Your Career and Your Life

Women with financial and accounting skills are in high demand and often move into leadership positions. Within two months of graduation, nearly all St. Kate’s accounting majors secure jobs in their field with corporate, nonprofit and government organizations, including Cargill, Deloitte & Touche, Ecolab, 3M, Target, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the State of Minnesota and others.

Employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow 16 percent from 2010 to 2020, making accounting a stable and rewarding career choice. For more about career options in accounting, see our Using Your Degree page.

Supportive Environment

Accounting majors benefit from our small classes and one-to-one attention from expert faculty. This personal approach to your success is especially important if you're returning to college after a long absence, or if you're starting your university education for the first time.

Our professors, academic advisers, career counselors and others are readily available and are committed to your success. You can do this, and we'll be with you every step of the way.

Program of Study

Our accounting course work involves face-to-face discussion, online learning, case studies, teamwork and ethics — a curricular commitment that has made us a model for other programs. Our faculty will challenge you intellectually and help you master the technical and technological side of accounting.

You conduct an actual audit in the auditing course. You also apply classroom knowledge at a real business in our "Accounting Practicum" or supervised internship course. We'll match you with a company through our Entrepreneur Internship and Professional Partnership programs. For more about the program and courses, see our Major page.

Uniquely St. Kate's

With their ambition, focus, communication skills and ethical values, St. Kate's accounting majors have successfully received scholarships (during their junior and senior years) from Financial Executives International and the Minnesota Society of CPAs.

Our professors are enthusiastic teachers and diligent researchers, and all have experience in public or private sector accounting. For example, Associate Professor Megan Kalina, CPA, held positions at Coopers & LyBrand and Wells Fargo.

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