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Explore the Accounting Program

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) LogoWe are busting the myth. No way is it true that accounting is only for math geniuses who love to do taxes (but if you are a math genius who loves taxes, awesome). Our accounting program is solid, accredited and superb for all interested learners (yep, that includes you too, creative thinkers and extroverts). This is where implementation and auditing can be the center focus of your degree. You’ll manage, examine, and communicate the financial resources of an organization, all while paving the way to achieve your CPA or go straight into the field. With a bright mind and promising future, you’ll find a career in Financial Analysis, Public Accounting, Management Accounting, Banking, Taxation, or Finance, to name a few.

Accounting is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

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    CPA Review Courses

Major in the making of you

Prepare for you CPA Exam Online While Earning College Credits

The Business Department at the UMN Crookston has teamed up with Gleim CPA Review to offer four CPA Review courses (12 credits) that can be taken online for college credit.

  • ACCT 4511. CPA Review Course-- Regulation. (3 cr.) Prepares students for Regulation section of CPA exam. prereq: 4405
  • ACCT 4512. CPA Review Course--Financial Reporting and Accounting. (3 cr.) Prepares students to sit for Financial Reporting/Accounting section of CPA exam. prereq: 4111
  • ACCT 4513. CPA Review Course--Auditing and Attestation. (3 cr.) Prepares students to sit for Auditing/Attestation section of CPA exam. prereq: 4310
  • ACCT 4514. CPA Review Course--Business Environment and Concepts. (3 cr.) Prepares students for Business Environment/ Concepts section of CPA exam. prereq: 3322

Earned Credits: Credits earned can be applied toward the 150-credit requirement to sit for the CPA exam.

Get Involved

Join the Accounting & Finance Society and network with members of the business community as well as learn from experienced professionals. 

Career Options

  • Forensic Accounting & Auditing
  • Tax Accountants & Consultants
  • Financial Accountants & Managers
  • Internal Auditors for Corporations or Government Organizations
  • Banking and Management

Accounting Minor

Learn more about our Accounting minor.

Certificate in Taxation

The certificate is designed to prepare the student for a career in tax preparation, including individual, farm, business, trusts, estates, payroll, estate taxes, etc. It would also appeal to non-licensed paid preparers and to individuals interested in a new career as a tax preparer. In order to complete the certificate, students will take classes in income tax, tax preparation, and accounting systems. Complete the certificate with your degree or on its own. The Certificate in Taxation is offered on-campus or online.

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AT A GLANCE...

  • Earning your 120 credit hour degree will set you up to take certification exmainations in Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

  • Earn your Certificate in Taxation.

  • Complete our 4 CPA Review Courses.

  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredited. Learn more about what this accreditation means for you. 

REAL. HANDS-ON. READY.

At the U of M Crookston, you won’t spend all your time behind a desk. Our curriculum is designed around experiential learning, which means we want you to have as much hands-on learning as possible. Depending on your major, you’ll find opportunities to be in the field, the lab, the classroom, or engaging in simulated scenarios that give you a competitive edge when you enter the workforce or head to grad school. You’ll learn the concepts and then actively apply them through projects, field trips, site visits, internships, and interactions with professionals in the field.

Meet your future professors

  • Kara Bowen

    Lecturer
  • Ali Saeedi

    Associate Professor
  • Wm Leckie

    Assistant Professor

Student Stories

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    Hailee Rice transferred to the U of M Crookston, and soon found herself in the role of president of the Accounting Club. When the club’s advisor, Kara Bowen, invited a representative from Brady Martz to speak to the club, it opened up the opportunity for her internship.