Within the accounting and finance major, we offer three paths to success. An explanation of the differences in curriculum among these three paths is located on the Curriculum page.
CPA preparation concentration. This concentration prepares students to sit for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) during their senior year or upon graduation. Due to changes in CPA requirements, most states (including Minnesota) require 150 credit hours of education to obtain the CPA certification. Our students traditionally pass the CPA exam at much higher rates than the national average. And we can help students achieve the 150 credit hours in four years, whereas other colleges often require five years.
Finance concentration. This concentration prepares students for careers focusing on financial analysis, including careers as a stock broker, securities analyst, investment banker, financial planner, or in the finance department of a corporation. This concentration is designed for students with a strong interest in learning about investments in the stock market, securities analysis, derivatives, corporate finance, international finance, and similar topics.
Traditional accounting concentration. Since many students are interested in accounting but do not desire to sit for the CPA exam right away (or ever), the traditional accounting concentration provides a broader, more general view of accounting. This concentration is ideal for students interested in understanding the language of business, but who are planning to explore entrepreneurial opportunities, or are looking for a career in a business' accounting department.
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CSB/SJU inducted 36 global business leadership and accounting and finance students into the Sigma Beta Delta honor society on Monday, April 18. The national society recognizes scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management and administration.