NSU Catalog 2013-2014 
    May 21, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Lincoln Hall, Room 101
(605) 626-2400

Dr. James Kennedy; Mr. Scott Peterson; Dr. Sara Schmidt

Accounting is often referred to as the “Language of Business.” However, careers in accounting extend far beyond profit-oriented enterprises to governments, non-profit agencies, and other types of organizations. In more traditional roles,
accountants perform audits, prepare taxes, and compile and analyze financial statements. Perhaps surprisingly, accountants also do a lot of other things, including forensic investigations, valuation services, information system audits, and internal audits and reviews. The range of opportunities is wide and diverse.

At Northern State University there are two programs available: the 4-year Bachelor of Science program and the 150-hour Professional Accountancy program. Both programs prepare students for entry into accounting careers, but to become CPAs, candidates will need to complete the 150-hour Professional Accountancy program.

Students majoring in accounting must also complete business core requirements and meet School of Business exit requirements.

Career Directions

Public Accounting
Financial Accounting
Management Accounting
Personal Financial Planning
Graduate Study


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