Accounting Major/Minor

The accounting major at Saint Mary’s prepares students for a variety of careers in accounting.

Course work accommodates students interested in public accounting (CPA), management accounting (CMA), controllership, taxation, and/or governmental accounting. Saint Mary’s accounting program meets the requirements for taking the Uniform CPA exam in Minnesota and many other states. The university offers several ways for students to meet the educational requirements for CPA licensure. Students who are considering the CPA path are strongly encouraged to consult an accounting faculty member early in their college career to individually determine the best way to meet the requirements.

Career Options

Budget analysts; financial analysts; financial clerks; financial managers; government accountants and auditors; management accountants and internal auditors; public accountants.

High School Preparation

Business; Calculus; Computer Science; Macroeconomics; Microeconomics; Statistics.

Enhance Your Experience

Students who major in accounting oftentimes pursue a double major or minor in international business, finance, or mathematics.

Accounting Minor

The accounting minor pairs well with a variety of Saint Mary's majors. In particular, students with entrepreneurial aspirations will benefit from accounting coursework as it allows them to take complete charge of their business, whatever it may be.

Degree Requirements

Accounting Minor

A. All of the following:

  • AC222 Accounting Concepts (3 credits)
  • AC223 Financial Accounting Principles (3 credits)
  • AC321 Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)

B. Nine additional credits approved by the business department chair.

  • Six of the nine credits must be from upper division courses.

Accounting Major, B.A.

A. All of the following:

  • AC222 Accounting Concepts (3 credits)
  • BU215 Business Statistics (3 credits)
  • BU243 Business Computer Applications (3 credits)
  • BU285 International Business Environment (3 credits)
  • BU312 Business Law I (3 credits)
  • BU452 Strategic Management (3 credits)
  • EC261 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • EC262 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • FN341 Corporate Finance (3 credits)
  • MG219 Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • MK217 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • PH362 Business Ethics (3 credits)

B. Mathematics: one of the following:

  • (either M148 and M149 or M145 or M151):
  • M145 Finite Mathematics (3 credits)
  • M148 Calculus I with Precalculus (part 1) (4 credits)
  • M149 Calculus I with Precalculus (part 2) (4 credits)
  • M151 Calculus I (4 credits)

C. All of the following:

  • AC223 Financial Accounting Principles (3 credits)
  • AC320 Federal Tax (3 credits)
  • AC321 Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)
  • AC322 Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits)
  • AC324 Cost Accounting (3 credits)
  • AC325 Accounting Information Systems (3 credits)
  • AC426 Auditing (3 credits)
  • AC428 Advanced Accounting (3 credits)

D. One or two of the following

(dependent on track)

  • CPA track - AC427 & BU413
  • CMA track - MG409
  • AC427 Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting (3 credits)
  • BU413 Business Law II (3 credits)
  • MG409 Production and Operations Management (3 credits)

Tuition, Room, Board, and Fees

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is committed to making college accessible and affordable.

We strive to keep tuition and fees as low as possible while delivering an excellent private education. Approximately 99 percent of all undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.

2019-20 Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition*: $36,050
  • Room**: $5,230
  • Board: $4,120
  • Activity fee: $170
  • Technology fee: $370
  • Laundry fee: $80

* Additional tuition for 3+2 PA Program $3,550

** Additional fee for the following residences:

  • Village Apts., Gilmore Creek Hall $200
  • Bishops Hall, Brother William Hall, Hillside Hall, La Salle Hall, and Brother Leopold Hall Doubles $400
  • Brother Leopold Hall Singles and All Apts. $600

Additional Fees (if applicable)

  • Per credit instruction $1,200
  • Per credit audit $600
  • Foreign study fee:
    • London $1,420
    • All others $650
  • Commencement fee $190 (2019-2020 graduates)
  • Late registration (per class) $50 (after add/drop period)
  • N.S.F./Returned check or A.C.H. $20

Deposit

New students who have been admitted are asked to confirm their attendance by sending a $300 non-refundable deposit to the university. Returning students must pay a $250 housing deposit prior to housing registration. This deposit is credited to the student's account.

Fall 2019 Application Timelines

Rolling Admission

If you've missed the January 15th deadline, don't worry! You can still apply, thanks to our rolling admission policy. There are lots of scholarships and financial awards available for first-time freshmen at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Students who submit and complete their admission file after January 16, will be reviewed and receive an admission decision 1-2 weeks after submitting their admission file.

Early Action I

  • Application and Materials Deadline: October 15
  • Decisions Announced: November 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: December 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Early Action II

  • Application and Materials Deadline: November 15
  • Decisions Announced: December 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: December 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Regular Decision I

  • Application and Materials Deadline: December 15
  • Decisions Announced: January 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: January 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Regular Decision II

  • Application and Materials Deadline: January 15
  • Decisions Announced: February 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: February 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Program taught in:
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Last updated March 21, 2019
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