Accounting B.S.

Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120

Mayville State University’s BS in Accounting program provides the foundational coursework necessary for students:

  • who are preparing for careers in accounting, finance, auditing and related fields,
  • who plan to take many professional accounting certification exams.

The BS in Accounting program has been designed to prepare students academically for CPA licensure exams in North Dakota. Completion of the program does not award students the CPA designation. North Dakota law requires that individuals who sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) professional exam must complete 150 semester hours of college education. An additional 30 hours beyond this program’s requirements would be needed for students who want to pursue the CPA certification. 

On-campus and online/distance students living in or moving to any state other than North Dakota should be aware of the unique CPA licensure requirements for that location. Program applicants seeking to establish CPA licensure outside the state of North Dakota need to contact the B.S. in Accounting program coordinator or division chair prior to beginning any on-campus or online/distance academic program which would lead to licensure. It is important for all students to understand the licensure requirements for the location they intend to live and work. Information about CPA licensure requirements in other states can be found here.

Students working towards the BS in Accounting may choose to complete a double major with a BS or BAS in Business Administration.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will apply accounting & business theories and/or methods to solve problems. 
  2. Students will demonstrate oral and written communication skills appropriate to the contemporary accounting & business environment. 
  3. Students will demonstrate individual contributions to accomplish identified team objectives.    
  4. Students will participate in experiential learning which may include internships, service learning, leadership experience or other opportunities.  

Requirements

Accounting majors must complete 36 hours of essential studies. The following Essential Studies courses required are: COMM 110, ENGL 110, ENGL 120 or ENGL 125 (preferred), MATH 103 (College Algebra or higher level Math course), ECON 201, and ECON 202. These courses are pre-requisite courses for this major.

Accounting Core Requirements

ACCT 200Elements Of Accounting I

3

ACCT 201Elements Of Accounting II

3

ACCT 315Business in Legal Environment

3

ACCT 316Banking Law

3

ACCT 300Intermediate Accounting I

4

ACCT 301Intermediate Accounting II

4

ACCT 321Managerial Accounting

3

ACCT 360Accounting Systems

3

ACCT 400Individual Income Taxation

3

ACCT 401Business Income Taxation

3

ACCT 405Advanced Accounting

3

ACCT 450Auditing & Assurance Services

3

ACCT 497SInternship

0.50-10

Total Credit Hours:50

Select 11 elective credits of ACCT or BUSN coursework

Elective coursework requires program coordinator and/or division chair approval.

Business Core Requirements

BUSN 235Computer Applications I

3

BUSN 305Foundations of Entrepreneurship

3

BUSN 323Managerial Finance

3

BUSN 325Management Theory & Research

3

BUSN 330Computer Applications II

3

BUSN 334Business Communication

3

BUSN 348Personal and Consumer Finance

3

BUSN 352Marketing Theory & Research

3

BUSN 355Management Information Systems

3

BUSN 391Professional Development

1

BUSN 443Ethical Decision Making

3

Select one of the following:

BUSN 455Business Policies

3

BUSN 482Business Comprehensive

3

Total Credit Hours:34

Total Credit Hours: 84