Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program prepares students to become professional accountants. The program also offers microcomputer applications and courses in support of majors in other areas. These courses are intended to provide both an introduction to accounting principles and practice, and to support various business-related majors where the use of internal accounting reports is necessary. In addition, graduates who are academically qualified may take the Certified Public Accountant exam, the Certified Management Accounting exam, and the Certified Internal Auditor exam.

Program Locations

  • Southwest Minnesota State University 56258

Labor Market Information

  • Credit Analysts
  • Median wage:$32.01/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Financial Examiners
  • Median wage:$38.40/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • College Business Teachers
  • Median wage:$70,897/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Tax Preparers
  • Median wage:$18.69/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Median wage:$30.60/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • Budget Analysts
  • Median wage:$29.41/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Tax Examiners and Collectors
  • Median wage:$26.63/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
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Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State St. Marshall, MN 56258 Toll-Free: (800) 642-0684 Local: (507) 537-6286 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: Matthew.Suby@smsu.edu