Curriculum | B.A. Accounting

How long will it take to graduate?

This program can be completed in fewer than three years. Students can enroll in eight credits per term (class two nights per week), and there are six terms per year. Of course, you're free to work through the program at your own pace.

Any applicable transfer credits will shorten this timeline.

Required classes

The Bachelor of Arts in Accounting requires students to complete 128 credits to graduate, or 150 credits for the CPA track. All students are required to complete our general education requirements.

Most students who have earned an Associate of Arts degree from a Minnesota community college that participates in the MNSCU Minnesota Transfer Curriculum have completed the College's general education requirements, with the exception of Religious Studies and a Writing Intensive course. Speak with an admissions representative for an evaluation of your previous college coursework.

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Expand and Collapse Required Courses

Expand and Collapse ACC 2210 - Principles of Financial Accounting

Introduces the preparation and use of financial accounting information. Course includes preparation and analysis of financial statements and related disclosures.

Expand and Collapse ACC 2220 - Principles of Managerial Accounting

Introduces the internal use of accounting information to plan, control and evaluate the activities of business organizations. Course emphasizes problem solving and decision making for manufacturing and service enterprises.

Expand and Collapse ACC 3300 - Cost Accounting

Examines the theory and practice of cost accumulation and analysis with particular emphasis on the design, operation and evaluation of cost management systems used by business enterprises.

Expand and Collapse ACC 3310 - Intermediate Accounting I

Examines the theory of generally accepted accounting principles and its application to complex financial reporting issues including the valuation of balance sheet accounts, determination of net income and preparation of financial statements and related disclosures. An in-depth study with respect to the accounting for revenue, cash and receivables, inventories, property, plant, equipment and intangible assets will be provided.

Expand and Collapse ACC 3320 - Intermediate Accounting II

A continuation course for ACC 3310 that further examines the theory of generally accepted accounting principles and its application to complex financial reporting issues. An in-depth study with respect to the accounting for long-term investments, liabilities and leases, income taxes, post-retirement benefits and shareholders’ equity will be provided.

Expand and Collapse ACC 3400 - Accounting Information Systems

Examines the theory and practice of data management and control as they relate to the design, implementation and use of accounting information systems.

Expand and Collapse ACC 4420 - Income Tax Accounting

Examines the application of current income tax regulations to individuals and business entities. A strategic decision-making approach is emphasized. Completion of ACC 2210 is recommended prior to enrollment in this course.

Expand and Collapse ACC 4430 - Auditing

Examines the standards and procedures associated with a financial statement audit conducted by an independent accountant.

Expand and Collapse ACC 4450 - Advanced Accounting

Examines the accounting issues associated with business combinations, intercompany investments, partnerships and governmental and not-for-profit entities.

Expand and Collapse ECN 2230 - Principles of Microeconomics

Focuses on how economists explain the behavior of individuals, how markets direct activities and the policy implications that flow from economic analysis. Emphasis is less on the development of theories and more on the application of theories. Course examines how developments in other fields, most notably evolutionary psychology, have affected microeconomics.

Expand and Collapse ECN 2280 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Addresses "the economy" in the sense of the big picture. Topics covered include national income accounting, the determination of economic activity through consumer spending, business investment, government taxation and expenditure and foreign trade. This course also addresses the issues of fiscal and monetary policies, inflation and unemployment.

Accounting minor — the minor requires 20 credits of accounting courses.

Required courses include:

ACC 2210, ACC 2220 and three additional accounting courses at 3000-level or higher. The minor must be designed with an accounting faculty member.

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