With a major or minor in accounting, there are a number of directions your career can take. Accounting prepares you for more than just a tax deadline. It can lead you to become a CFO for a private organization, a partner at a major public accounting firm, or an entrepreneur. 

At the Offutt School of Business, we’re ready to help you apply your education to your dream career and become an ethical business leader.

The Offutt School of Business Difference

Through engaging classroom courses with dedicated faculty, you will learn accounting concepts to prepare you for your postgraduation goals. Many of our faculty have professional experience in accounting and finance positions with a variety of businesses and organizations.

Accounting majors choose from one of the following concentration areas:

  • General Accountancy
  • Public Accountancy

Along with rigorous accounting courses, you'll take a variety of core business courses to prepare you to be a well-rounded participant in the business workforce. These foundational courses include global economics, ethics and leadership, introduction to business law, principles of financial accounting and principles of managerial accounting.

You'll also participate in hands-on learning outside of the classroom through internshipsjob shadowingand volunteer opportunities

"I began my first year of college very unsure about the specific major I wanted to pursue. In my freshman year, I decided to enroll in an introductory accounting course. The material really clicked with me. My instructor for the course, Professor Lindemann, positively impacted my decision to continue pursuing accounting in the Offutt School of Business." - Ellen Dee ’22 | Accounting Major

Degree Requirements and Courses

Required Courses

Additional Requirements

Recommended supporting courses:

Accounting majors must choose at least one concentration (18-48 credits)

Concentrations

General Accountancy Concentration

Requires 21 credits.

6 credits from the following:

Public Accountancy Concentration

Requires 24 credits plus additional credits to total 150 hours.

Recommended courses include:

Facing the Future

Upon graduation, your degree will qualify you for a variety of professional positions and your hands-on experience will help you get ahead of the competition. If you’re interested in getting your CPA licensure, our public accountancy concentration will help you meet the education requirements.

In addition to the basics of accounting, students will develop skills like problem-solving, analytical thinking, and understanding of various software applications. They’ll also practice skills in other key areas, including communication, strategic planning, and innovation.

These skills, coupled with an understanding of accounting principles and practices, are designed to set our students up for success. In the dynamic world of business, we aim to prepare our business students for their strategic career goals.

Accounting Students

4 Min Read

Accounting for Career Preparation

When a pivotal experience to help individuals during tax season offered hands-on training, accounting major Ellen Dee ’22 volunteered to strengthen her skills.

Continue Reading
3 Min Read

BOLD Leadership

Two Concordia students in the Offutt School of Business took part in a leadership development program through a top 20 CPA firm.

Continue Reading
"I participated in the Deloitte Case Study competition that Concordia accounting students can participate in every winter. I did really well in the competition and they ended up offering me a full-time position afterward." - Mitchell Ziebarth ’20 | Accounting Major

CPA Licensure

Our accounting graduates have the second highest pass rate for the CPA exam among Minnesota colleges and universities.

Graduate Successes

Past accounting graduates have become partners in CPA firms, controllers, CFOs, CEOs, not-for-profit executives, vice presidents of business and even accounting professors.

Global, Ethical, Entrepreneurial

Founded on the pillars of transformative leadership, global engagement, ethical decision-making and entrepreneurial mindset, the Offutt School of Business is dedicated to sending into society thoughtful and informed business leaders with a strong moral compass. Our students attend classes in a state-of-the-art facility and participate in cutting-edge curriculum that allows them to think critically and network globally.

Contact

Carol M. Hedberg

Office Assistant for Budgets and Events Offutt School of Business (Office)