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Accounting, BS

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This major is administered by the area of Accounting  in the Sentry School of Business and Economics .

In the accounting major, you complete courses in core accounting content and methodology, as well as courses in business and economics. Upon completing the accounting major, you will be prepared to work professionally in accounting and the business world.

Program Learning Outcomes

Evidence of graduates’ level of preparation will be found in your ability to:

  1. Analyze and solve business and economics problems
  1. you will be able to apply core concepts, models, and methods from business, accounting, and economics in identifying and solving problems
  1. Demonstrate the intercultural competencies necessary to thrive in an increasingly global marketplace
  1. you will be able integrate global perspectives and competencies in business interactions
  1. Appreciate the importance of behaving professionally and ethically
  1. you will be able to recognize and analyze an ethical dilemma, applying an appropriate ethical framework
  2. you will be able to work effectively with others in team settings
  1. Communicate effectively
  1. you will be able to craft and present an effective professional oral presentation
  2. you will be able to successfully write an effective professional report
  1. Absorb concepts in areas of core business knowledge
  1. demonstrate literacy in accounting, economics, marketing, management, production, finance, information systems, and business law
  2. demonstrate proficiencies in the core areas of Accounting


Successfully complete a minimum of 80 credits in the categories below.

Note: Required courses marked ** below have Math prerequisites. Depending on your placement score, additional courses may be required.

Foundation, 17-19 credits

Complete BEFORE taking any additional 300-400 level courses, including “core” courses.

Internship, at least 3 credits

Take one of:

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