Get an Accounting Degree in Minnesota


Minnesota is doing well economically, keeping pace with national economic trends, according to the U.S. Departments of Labor and Commerce. Data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that unemployment in the first half of 2016 was just 3.8 percent. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development rated the accounting profession as the 24th most type of occupation in demand out of more than 800 different types of jobs. The Department predicts that job growth in the field of accounting between 2014 and 2024 will run 7 percent.

Minneapolis is the economic center of the state. Most certified public accounting (CPA) firms and large companies are headquartered in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs. CNN/Money reports that 19 Fortune 500 firms are located in the area. Manufacturing dominates the economy, but retail and consumer packaged goods companies are also well represented. Best Buy and Target have headquarters here, as do food giants Land O Lakes and Hormel. United Healthcare is a major employer as well. The 'Big Four' accounting firms have offices here as do many local companies such as LarsonAllen.

The median income among accountants in Minnesota is $64,150, according to the May 2016 US Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. However, senior accountants in the top 10 percent can earn more than twice as much. Accountants in this category earned an average of $104,360.

To be licensed and certified as a CPA in Minnesota, you need a bachelor's degree in business with at least 24 hours of advanced-level accounting courses that include financial accounting, auditing, taxation and management accounting. You also need to have completed 24 hours of general business classes. You then need to pass the Minnesota state CPA exam.

Maintaining your CPA or certified management accountant (CMA) license in Minnesota requires you to complete continuing education classes every year. The Minnesota Society of CPAs (http://www.mncpa.org) has rich resources in this area as does the Institute of Management Accountants (http://ima-northernlights.imanet.org/), which has chapters around the state in its Northern Lights Council. Both organizations offer networking events, career enhancement tools and policy advocacy, which have the potential to enhance your career.

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61 Schools Offering Accounting Degree Programs:


Academy College (Minneapolis, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Alexandria Technical College (Alexandria, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Business Management
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Finance and Credit
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Marketing and Sales Management
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Office Management
Associate of Science in Accounting
Associate of Science in Accounting - Business Management
Associate of Science in Accounting - Finance and Credit
Associate of Science in Accounting - Marketing and Sales Management
Associate of Science in Accounting - Office Management
Anoka Technical College (Anoka, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting Clerk
Anoka-Ramsey Community College (Coon Rapids, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Practitioner
Associate of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Small Business Accounting
Argosy University (Eagan, MN)
Levels Offered:

Programs Offered:
DBA - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Augsburg College (Minneapolis, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Business Administration - Accounting
Bemidji State University (Bemidji, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Accounting Information Systems
Bachelor of Science in Accounting - Certified Public Accounting
Bethel University (Saint Paul, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Business - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance
Capella University (Minneapolis, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
BS - Accounting
MBA - Accounting
PhD - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Central Lakes College-Brainerd (Brainerd, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Century College (White Bear Lake, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Technician
Diploma in Accountant
College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University (Collegeville, MN / Saint Joseph, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Major in Accounting - Finance
Major in Accounting - Public Accounting
Major in Accounting - Traditional
Major in Accounting and Finance
Major in Accounting and Finance - Public accounting
Major in Accounting and Finance - Traditional accounting program
College of St. Scholastica (Duluth, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Concordia College (Moorhead, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Business - Accounting
Concordia University St. Paul (Saint Paul, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Dakota County Technical College (Rosemount, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting Clerk
DeVry University (St Louis Park, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Management - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Technical Management - Accounting
Graduate Certificate in Accounting
Master of Accounting and Financial Management
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Globe University (Woodbury, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting and Tax Specialist
Associate of Applied Science in Management Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Technical Diploma in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Gustavus Adolphus College (Saint Peter, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Major in Public Accounting
Hamline University (Saint Paul, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Hennepin Technical College (Brooklyn Park, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting Technician
Herzing University (Minneapolis, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Diploma in Bookkeeping and Payroll Accounting
Hibbing Community College (Hibbing, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Accounting/Business Administration
Inver Hills Community College (Inver Grove Heights, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Science in Accounting
Itasca Community College (Grand Rapids, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Associate of Science in Accounting
Associate of Science in Business - Accounting
Bachelor of Accounting
Lake Superior College (Duluth, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accountant
Mesabi Range Community and Technical College (Virginia, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Metropolitan State University (Saint Paul, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Minneapolis Business College (Roseville, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Minneapolis Community and Technical College (Minneapolis, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technician
Certificate in Accounting Clerk
Certificate in Accounting Payroll
Minnesota School of Business (Blaine, MN / Brooklyn Center, MN / Richfield, MN / Rochester, MN / Waite Park, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting & Tax Specialist
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting And Tax Specialist
Associate of Applied Science in Management Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical College (Winona, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting & Networking Specialist
Diploma in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting Clerk
(some programs offered online)
Minnesota State University-Mankato (Mankato, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Minnesota State University-Moorhead (Moorhead, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Minnesota West Community and Technical College (Granite Falls, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accountant
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Diploma in Accountant
Diploma in Accounting Clerk
(some programs offered online)
National American University (Bloomington, MN / Brooklyn Center, MN / Minnetonka, MN / Roseville, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
A.A.S. - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Normandale Community College (Bloomington, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Associate of Arts Liberal Education in Accounting
North Hennepin Community College (Brooklyn Park, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology
Associate of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Essentials
Certificate in General Accounting
Certificate in Small Business Accounting
Northland Community and Technical College (Thief River Falls, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Scence in Associate Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting Clerk
Diploma in Accounting Clerk - Microcomputer Application
Northwest Technical College (Bemidji, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Associate Accounting
Diploma in Accounting Clerk
(some programs offered online)
Pine Technical College (Pine City, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Rainy River Community College (International Falls, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate in Arts in Accounting
Rasmussen College (Blaine, MN / Bloomington, MN / Brooklyn Park/Maple Grove, MN / Eagan, MN / Lake Elmo, MN / Mankato, MN / Moorhead, MN / St. Cloud, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
AAS - Accounting
AAS - Accounting - Banking
AAS - Accounting - Financial Investigation
AAS - Financial Accounting
Associate of Accounting
Associate of Accounting - Banking
Associate of Accounting - Financial Accounting
Associate of Accounting - Financial Investigations
BS - Accounting
Major in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Ridgewater College (Willmar, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Liberal Arts in Pre-Accounting Information Systems
Associate of Applied Science in Accountant
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Diploma in Accountant
Diploma in Accounting Clerk Diploma
Diploma in Accounting Technician Diploma
Riverland Community College (Austin, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting Clerk
Rochester Community & Technical College (Rochester, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Science Accounting
Associate of Science Liberal Arts & Science - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Supervisory Management
Diploma in Accountant Sports Facility Management
Diploma in Accounting Clerk
Major in Accounting
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (Winona, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Major in Accounting
Saint Paul College - A Community & Technical College (Saint Paul, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Technician Diploma in Accounting
South Central College (North Mankato, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accountant
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technician
Diploma in Accounting Assistant
Diploma in Accounting Technician
Southwest Minnesota State University (Marshall, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
St. Catherine University (Saint Paul, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
St. Cloud State University (Saint Cloud, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
St. Cloud Technical & Community College (St. Cloud, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting
Diploma in Accounting Clerk
University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business (Accounting)
Master of Accountancy
University of Minnesota-Crookston (Crookston, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
University of Minnesota-Duluth (Duluth, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Accounting
Certificate in Institute of Management Accounting.
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
University of Northwestern St. Paul (Saint Paul, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
University of Phoenix (Minneapolis, MN / Saint Louis Park, MN / Woodbury, MN)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
AA - Accounting
BS - Accounting
BS - Business/Accounting
MBA - Accounting
MS - Accountancy
(some programs offered online)
University of St. Thomas-Minnesota (Saint Paul, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Science in Accountancy
Walden University (Minneapolis, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
BS Accounting - General
Master of Science in Accounting and Management
MS Accounting - General
(some programs offered online)
Winona State University (Winona, MN)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

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