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The College of St. Scholastica

Master the Language of Numbers

Accountants are vital to the success of any business, large or small. An accountant performs traditional auditing services, but also may offer financial, strategic and tax advice to people and corporations; implement and develop advanced accounting software; or investigate and detect fraud and other criminal misconduct.

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Degree Details

Tuition

Are You Looking for a Face-to-Face (on-campus) Experience?

St. Scholastica’s longstanding commitment to inclusivity and generous financial aid packages make our world-class educational programs accessible to students from any background.

Are You Looking for a 100% Online or Hybrid Experience?

St. Scholastica is committed to providing adult students highly competitive tuition for all programs. This exceptional value for a comprehensive educational experience will allow you to advance in your career.

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Total degree requirements: 128 credits
CPA Track: 150 credits
Major: 76 credits
Minor: 20 credits

Any applicable transfer credits or credit for prior life experience will shorten this timeline.

Courses

Here are some classes you could take as part of this major or minor. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

Coursework

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ACC 4430 – Auditing

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

ACC 4450 – Advanced Accounting

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

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.

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.

Internships

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.

Career Outlook

Employment growth in the accounting field is expected to remain strong for the next decade. 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.

The Bachelor of Arts in Accounting curriculum at St. Scholastica prepares students to take the CPA or CMA examinations, and includes core business courses to understand how an accountant fits into the broader picture at an organization.

Pair with a Language

Boost your brainpower and give yourself a competitive edge in our global economy by pairing your major with a language. St. Scholastica offers programs and courses in American Sign Language, French, German, Latin, Ojibwe, Russian and Spanish.

Admission Information

Visit our admissions page for information about transcripts, online application, international admissions and financing.

Eligibility

New Student
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for entrance into the college

Note: Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.

Returning Students

A returning student is a student who was admitted and enrolled in a program at St. Scholastica but has been absent from the program for at least three continuous semesters, including summer. To return to the same program at St. Scholastica, a returning student must be in good academic standing and must apply for readmission to the College.

Application Deadlines

Are You Looking for a Face-to-Face (on-campus) Experience?

Students applying for the fall semester have two application timelines to choose from – Early Action (Nov. 15) and Regular Decision (Feb. 1). Both options are completely free and deposits are fully refundable until May 1. We will accept applications for fall semester through the end of August.

Are You Looking for a 100% Online or Hybrid Experience?

Most of our online and hybrid programs operate on a rolling admission basis – allowing you to apply anytime. Once your application and other necessary documents are received, we will forward them to the appropriate department for review.

Meet Our Faculty

Experienced, Dedicated and Distinguished Educators

Expect to be heard, to be challenged and to be involved. St. Scholastica faculty are world-class scholars and experts in their field who bring their deep experience to online and on-campus classrooms. Our values of community, respect, stewardship and love of learning reflect our faculty’s commitment to lifting up others and celebrating our common humanity.