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:
- Record, analyze, interpret, and report financial information using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
- Analyze and interpret financial and non-financial information to aid decision makers within an organization.
- Identify and follow the laws and regulations applicable to accounting practice.
- Identify and apply audit methods and techniques used in practice today.
- Research and apply federal tax rules and prepare tax returns.
- Describe and use management accounting principles in making business recommendations.
- Consider the global and economic business environment in which an organization operates.
- Incorporate an ethical perspective into the accounting environment.
- Assess the importance of accounting technology to maintain systems, analyze data, and communicate results.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Work effectively with diverse populations and groups.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
- Develop strategies for learning new skills and updating knowledge.
CMA/CPA Exams and Certification
Students complete courses that provide a foundation for the CMA and CPA exams.
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The path to completing your degree is shorter than you might think. Your previous credits and work experience can be considered in your admission process here at Saint Mary's.
Offered at our Minneapolis campus, this program is designed with working, adult learners in mind, with classes available evenings.
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:
Completed application form
Nonrefundable application fee
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)
3 credits completed in a college level English Composition course
International transcripts must be evaluated by a university-accepted evaluator.
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- Start Date
- 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
|Tuition:||$430 Per Credit|
Prior Learning Assessment Option - for those who qualify
Prior Learning Exploration Course: $1,290
Portfolio Assessment: $230
Earn up to 35 credits with no per credit fee
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.