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Accounting

Consider an accounting profession
An accounting degree enables you to provide tax services, conduct audits, and provide financial or managerial accounting services. You can work in small businesses, large corporations, not-for-profit organizations, medical facilities, schools, all levels of government, and may be self-employed. Some accounting professionals teach and conduct research at colleges and universities. Many accountants work with the public.

Is accounting right for you?
Accountants are detail-oriented and can quickly analyze, compare, and interpret facts and figures. They have high standards of integrity and are good at working with people, business systems, and computers. Accountants have the verbal and written skills necessary to effectively communicate accounting and financial information clearly and concisely to team members, clients, and managers.

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Internships
Internships allow you to apply classroom knowledge to real-world settings. Many internships are initiated by employers, but you may seek out and develop your own opportunities as well. Internships may be full time, part time, or project oriented. All internships provide hands-on learning opportunities and may lead to offers of employment.

Get involved
Enhance your skills and boost your knowledge by joining one or more of Minot State’s seven student-run business clubs and organizations. Many of these clubs participate in state, regional, and national competitions or attend business-related events, traveling to major U.S. cities such as Los Angeles, Omaha, and Washington D.C.
Employment outlook
Upon graduation your employment outlook will be both promising and growing. By becoming proficient in accounting-related software and information systems or possessing expertise in specialized areas such as fraud examination, you will often have an advantage in your job search. Choosing to obtain a professional certification, especially a CPA designation, will enhance your career prospects.
Learn with us
The College of Business is committed to active learning and preparing students for careers in business. Our facilities include the new Slaaten Learning Center which features:
  • Financial trading lab with stock ticker board
  • Corporate-style board room with video-conference equipment
  • Student study lounge
  • Meeting room for student organizations and groups
Certification exams
Graduating with your accounting degree will prepare you to take national certification exams in management accounting (CMA), internal auditing (CIA), and fraud examination (CFE). If you plan to sit for the certified public accountant (CPA) exam, you are required to complete 150 semester hours which includes a baccalaureate degree. Consider taking the additional semester hours from Minot State University at the undergraduate or graduate level. 

Accreditation
The College of Business is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.