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2012-13 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog

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Leah Carpenter, William Graves, Yoon Shik Han, Bill Joyce, Sandra Kranz, David Massaglia, Mehdi Sheikholeslami


Department of Accountancy
M 150
Phone: (218) 755-2907
Fax: (218) 755-4100

Accounting is an information system that represents the economic resources and responsibilities of business or non-business enterprises. Monitored over time, it is used as a decision-making tool for the allocation of resources and evaluation of responsibilities.

Accounting information impacts major economic decisions that have national and even global impact. The Accounting program teaches analytical, theoretical, communication, and leadership skills necessary for effective accounting and for advancement in public, private, government, and fraud examination careers.

Upon graduation, Accounting majors may write the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination, the Certified Internal Auditor Examination, the Certified Management Accountant Examination, and/or the Certified Fraud Examination. Certificates are issued upon attainment of a satisfactory score and completion of appropriate credits and the appropriate work experience.

Career Directions

Financial Accounting
Fraud Examination
Government Accounting
Management Accounting
Public Accounting (Certified Public Accountant)


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