Accounting (ACCT)

Opus College of Business
Department of Accounting
Sathe (chair), Anctil, Asdemir, Blazovich, Chui, Davis, Gallagher, Gelardi, Grimm, Ishaug, Matson, Mortenson, Pitre, J. Raffield, Shapiro, Stallings, Vician, Yu

The University of St. Thomas accounting program meets the current education requirements set by the Minnesota Board of Accountancy to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination, and for CPA licensure, in Minnesota. CPA licensure in Minnesota requires the applicant to have completed 150 semester hours of college or university education, passed the CPA Examination, passed an ethics examination, and completed relevant work experience. (Most other states have similar requirements.) The University of St. Thomas offers alternatives by which students can meet the 150-hour requirement, including master’s degrees (Master of Science in accountancy or Master of Business Administration) and baccalaureate coursework. Questions should be directed to the chair of the Department of Accounting or to a department faculty member. 

Concentration in Accounting

Accounting - Major Field Guide

Business Core Courses

  • ACCT 210 Introduction to Financial Accounting (4 credits)
  • ACCT 215 Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
  • BETH 301 Business Ethics (4 credits)
  • BLAW 302 Business Law for Accounting (4 credits)
  • BUSN 200 Business Learning Through Service (0 credit)
  • OPMT 310 Operations Management (4 credits)
  • FINC 321 Financial Management (4 credits)
  • MGMT 305 Management and Organizational Behavior (4 credits)
  • MKTG 300 Principles of Marketing (4 credits)

Concentration Courses

  • ACCT 311 Intermediate Accounting I (4 credits)
  • ACCT 312 Intermediate Accounting II (4 credits)
  • ACCT 314 Tax Accounting (4 credits)
  • ACCT 316 Auditing (4 credits)
  • ACCT 317 Cost Accounting (4 credits)
  • ACCT 410 Advanced Accounting (4 credits)

Allied requirements

  • ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics (4 credits)
  • ECON 252 Principles of Microeconomics (4 credits)
  • CISC 200 Introduction to Computer Technology and Business Applications (4 credits)
  • CISC 419 Accounting Information Systems (4 credits)
  • STAT 220 Statistics I (4 credits)

Note: STAT 220 should be completed by the end of the sophomore year. Transfer students who have not had an equivalent course must complete this course by the end of their first semester, junior year. 

Plus four credits from the following:

  • MATH 101 Finite Mathematics (4 credits)
  • MATH 109 Calculus with Review II (4 credits)
  • MATH 111 Calculus for Business and Social Science (4 credits)
  • MATH 113 Calculus I (4 credits)

Note: The math requirement must be completed by the end of the sophomore year.

Course Number Title Credits
ACCT  210 Intro to Financial Accounting 4
ACCT  215 Managerial Accounting 4
ACCT  243 Individual Study 2 OR 4
ACCT  269 Research 2 OR 4
ACCT  311 Intermediate Accounting I 4
ACCT  312 Intermediate Accounting II 4
ACCT  314 Tax Accounting 4
ACCT  315 Individual Income Tax 4
ACCT  316 Auditing 4
ACCT  317 Cost Accounting 4
ACCT  389 Research 2 OR 4
ACCT  393 Individual Study 2 OR 4
ACCT  410 Advanced Accounting 4
ACCT  476 Experiential Learning 2
ACCT  478 Experiential Learning 2 OR 4
ACCT  491 Research 2 OR 4
ACCT  495 Individual Study 2 OR 4