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  • Estimated Tuition
  • Duration
    2 Years

Program Overview

Accounting is considered the language of business. More specifically, accounting is the analysis and recording of economic data, followed by the preparation of reports that can be used in an organization's decision-making process.

Saint Mary's B.S. in Accounting program is designed to prepare students for careers in corporations, public accounting firms, government, and nonprofit organizations. The program develops the technical competencies, communication skills, and ethical frameworks valued by today's employers.

Completing a B.S. in Accounting degree is closer than you think. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota recognizes your past experiences with a generous transfer credit policy. We accept college-level credits from regionally accredited colleges or universities (grades of C or better), business and industry training, non-regionally accredited vocational or technical colleges or institutes, military education (ACE), and standardized examinations (CLEP, DSST). Earn credit for your life and work experience through our prior learning assessment (PLA) process. Submit your unofficial transcripts or a degree audit report and a transfer counselor will create a preliminary degree plan for you with a transfer of credit estimate. Contact the bachelor's completion admission staff today to get started.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program are expected to be able to do the following:

  • Analyze and interpret financial and non-financial information to aid decision makers within an organization.
  • Identify and follow laws and regulations applicable to accounting practice.
  • Incorporate an ethical perspective into the accounting environment.
  • Identify the global and economic business environments, changing trends, and related educational strategies.
  • Identify and apply audit methods and techniques used in practice today.
  • Assess the importance of accounting technology to maintain systems, analyze data, and communicate results.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Collaborate effectively with diverse populations and group.

CMA/CPA Exams and Certification 
Students complete courses that provide a foundation for the CMA and CPA exams.  

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Course Information

You'll finish your degree with courses providing a foundation for the CMA and CPA exams. You'll study accounting, taxation, auditing, finance, business law, and leadership.

For more information, check out our course catalog.

Applicants must submit:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Nonrefundable application fee
  3. Official transcripts issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from all previous institutions attended with a minimum of 30 semester credits (C or better)
  4. 3 credits completed in a college level English Composition course
  5. International transcripts must be evaluated by a university-accepted evaluator.
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Summer Semester Term II
Fall Semester Term I
Fall Semester Term II
Spring Semester Term I
Spring Semester Term II
Summer Semester Term I
Summer Semester Term II
Fall Semester Term I
Fall Semester Term II

Tuition & Fees

Tuition: $420 Per Credit



The Saint Mary's Difference

The heart of Saint Mary's is its people — faculty, staff, and your fellow students — who become your companions and allies on your educational journey. Here, in an intense give-and-take setting, each of us discovers just how much we can learn. You'll find, in every one of our classrooms, a person-centered education focused on your growth, your potential — because we believe that everyone deserves the chance to make an impact, to change the world around them.

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