Department of Accounting

Department of Accounting

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Learn the Language of Business

Industry, government, education and not-for-profit organizations are seeking accounting professionals to help make financial decisions.

With a degree in Accounting from the Herberger Business School at St. Cloud State University, you can join a growing profession that is integral to the global flow of commodities, goods and services. Learn to analyze all major financial statements including creating disclosures for external reporting. Become well versed in auditing, tax, and accounting systems, while participating in and contributing to management and leadership decisions using accounting information.

Degree Program

The Accounting Department at the Herberger Business School offers an accredited Bachelor of Science degree program in Accounting. This program prepares students for entry-level positions in public accounting, industry, government, education and non-profit organizations, as well as graduate-level study.

Our rigorous coursework will build your skills and give you the confidence to sit for professional exams such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

Certificate Program

The Accounting Department at the Herbeger Business School also offers an accredited online Graduate Certificate in Accounting. Learn more about coursework, tuition, and admissions by visiting the program page.


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of Accounting graduates are employed in a related field within one year of graduation.


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Program Highlights

  • Minnesota’s only Accounting program that is an Institute of Internal Auditors Education Partner.
  • Professional networking opportunities through Accounting Club and departmental programs.
  • Paid internships provide hands-on experience and academic credit.
  • Award-winning, experienced professors.
  • Graduates score higher than the national average on the CPA exam.

Top Careers

  • Government or corporate accountant, auditor, financial or tax planner, bank examiner, tax accounting manager, loan/investment/revenue specialist.

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Application Process

We admit students based on a thorough evaluation of each candidate’s GPA, curriculum and other academic indicators. Extra-curricular activities may also be considered, and optional personal statements and recommendations may be considered if you choose to submit them. There is no application fee required to submit your application to St. Cloud State University.

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  1. Complete an application online or mail a physical copy of your application by the appropriate deadline.
  2. Put in a request with your high school counseling office to send an official transcript to SCSU.
  3. Optionally submit ACT or SAT score reports. While test results are not required to complete your application, you are welcome to submit score reports if you feel they will improve your application and/or scholarship consideration.

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St. Cloud State University’s online hub makes it easy to learn more about the application process and submit your application. Incoming and existing students may also apply for scholarships specific to the Herberger Business School and the Accounting program. There is no application fee required to submit your application to St. Cloud State University.

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Prepare for a bright future as a business leader. Visit the SCSU Admissions Department online to request more information, or to schedule a campus visit or online Zoom session with an admissions counselor.

Ready to apply? Begin your online application today!

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