Admissions Office
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 723-6046
(800) 249-6412
TTY/TDD: (218) 723-6790
admissions@css.edu

Rick Revoir, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Tower Hall, Room 3144
(218) 723-6424
rrevoir@css.edu

Accounting

Program Facts

  • The four-year accounting program prepares students to sit for the CMA, CIA and, in a few jurisdictions, the CPA examination; the alternative 150 credit-hour program is designed for jurisdictions that have this requirement to sit for the CPA exam.
  • Classes are taught by dedicated faculty, all of whom have professional accounting certifications and work experience as professional accountants.
  • Students not only learn how to apply the latest technology to the accounting field but also take courses that encourage competency in other key areas of business such as finance, management, statistics, marketing, computer science and economics.
  • The program emphasizes the importance of effective oral and written communication skills as well as the application of an ethical code to business decision-making.  

Program Requirements

Major: 76 credits

Minor: 20 credits

Internships and Other Opportunities

Students in the accounting program are strongly encouraged to complete an accounting internship and can choose to do so from among a number of organizations in the area such as Wells Fargo, US Bank, Thrivent Financial, Human Development Center and Allete, among others. 

Career Outlook

Accountants are critical to the success of businesses, corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations worldwide. Through their ability to prepare, analyze, interpret and use financial information in the process of business decision-making, accountants are highly-valued business professionals.

Scholastica graduates have gone on to obtain jobs at many well-known companies, including McGladrey, Allete, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, Wells Fargo, US Bank, H & R Block, the Minnesota Department of Revenue, Target, Essentia Health, CBIZ, Larson Allen, Cargill, Thrivent Financial, Western Bank, Anderson, Hager & Moe, Human Development Center and The  College of St. Scholastica. Others have gone on to attend graduate school at the University of Minnesota, St. Cloud State University, the University of St. Thomas, Marquette University and The College of St. Scholastica

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  • "The accounting faculty are dedicated to teaching— taking the time to answer questions, meet outside of class, and prepare thoughtful, engaging classes that teach applicable life skills (critical thinking and problem solving), while educating students with practical knowledge about the fields of accounting and finance. I was given many opportunities to connect with outside firms and employers, and overall, I am very satisfied with my experience and education here."

    – Brett Tester, ‘13