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Department of Accounting
College of Professional Studies
Decker Hall 218-755-2907


Dr. Madalyn Wick (Chair;, Mr. Joseph Aubert, Dr. Sandra Bland, Dr. Harold Culbertson (3M Endowed Chair of Accounting), Mr. George Gardner, Mr. Richard Mayer

Areas of Study

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, and government careers.

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


See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation.

Recommended High School Courses


Second Majors and Minors

Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major, minor, or field of emphasis that might strengthen or complement their major.

Career Directions

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

Credit Requirement

Transfer Students: At least one-third of the credits to be included in the major must be successfully completed at Bemidji State University.

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