Discover the skill set of responsibility. As the common language of business, accounting is invaluable. Companies use it to track financial history, stay fiscally healthy and plan growth. From Wall Street to the banking industry to corporate offices and nonprofit sector, accounting empowers decision makers to understand both the performance and the potential of organizations
When you graduate from St. Thomas in accounting you will be prepared to work for a public accounting firm, private business, government or nonprofit organization. You will have the skills to:
- prepare financial statements
- conduct audits and other assurance work
- design accounting systems and budgets
- prepare tax work for individuals or companies
- analyze and interpret financial information reflecting an organization's performance
- participate in the management of an organization.
What You Study
Accounting students will learn the technical skills needed to accomplish all of the above. Specifically, the UST accounting curriculum meets the education requirements set by State Board of Accountancy to take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination. As of July 1, 2006, CPA licensure in Minnesota requires the applicant to have completed 150 semester hours of college or university education, passed the CPA exam, and completed relevant work experience—St. Thomas offers opportunities to accrue the 150 hours, including master degrees and additional undergraduate coursework.
How We Support Your Learning
In addition to working with accounting faculty in the classroom, your major advisor will be one of the accounting faculty. The Accounting Club will give you the opportunity to socialize with other accounting majors and interact with Twin Cities professionals through on-campus events, site visits, and community service projects. Many accounting students also gain experience through an internship.