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School o Business
Lincoln Hall, Room 101
(605) 626-2400
 Mr. Dwight Denman; Dr. James Kennedy; Mr. Scott Peterson (coordinator); Ms. Sara Schmidt 
Accounting is oten reerred to as the “Languageo Business.” However, careers in accountingextend ar beyond prot-oriented enterprisesto governments, non-prot agencies, and othertypes o organizations. In more traditional roles,accountants perorm audits, prepare taxes,and compile and analyze nancial statements.Perhaps surprisingly, accountants also do a loto other things, including orensic investigations,valuation services, inormation system audits,and internal audits and reviews. The range oopportunities is wide and diverse.At Northern State University there are twoprograms available: the 4-year Bachelor oScience program and the 150-hour ProessionalAccountancy program. Both programs preparestudents or entry into accounting careers, but tobecome CPAs, candidates will need to completethe 150-hour Proessional Accountancy program.Students majoring in accounting must alsocomplete business core requirements and meetSchool o Business exit requirements.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting (BS)Bachelor of Science in Professional Accountancy (BS)
Career Directions
Public accountingFinancial accountingManagement accounting
Personal nancial planning
  AuditingTaxationGraduate study 
Exit Requirements or Business Majors
In addition to Northern State University graduationrequirements, baccalaureate business majors must:
Complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of course work
in the School of Business at Northern State University.
 Acceptance of course work completed at other colleges anduniversities will be evaluated by the Dean.
Business Core Courses
 ACCT 210, Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
 ACCT 211, Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
ECON 201, Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
ECON 202, Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
MIS 205, Advanced Computer Applications (3 credits)
MIS 325, Management Information Systems (3 credits)
BADM 220, Business Statistics (3 credits)
BADM 244, Business Communications (3 credits)
BADM 284, Career Planning (1 credit)
BADM 310, Business Finance (3 credits)
BADM 350, Legal Environment of Business (3 credits)
BADM 360, Organization and Management (3 credits)
BADM 370, Marketing (3 credits)
BADM 457, Business Ethics (3 credits)
BADM 482, Business Policy and Strategy (3 credits)Choose one (3 credits)
ECON 301, Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 302, Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON 304, Managerial Economics
Total: 46 credits
Accounting (BS)
Students majoring in accounting must also complete business core courses and meet School of 
Business exit requirements.
 ACCT 310, Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)
 ACCT 311, Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits)
 ACCT 320, Cost Accounting (3 credits)
 ACCT 430, Income Tax Accounting (3 credits)Choose one (3 credits)
 ACCT 431, Advanced Income Tax 
 ACCT 440, Accounting Theory  ACCT 450, Auditing (3 credits)
 ACCT 470, Nonprot Accounting (3 credits)
 ACCT 480, Advanced Accounting (3 credits)
BADM 351, Business Law (3 credits)
Total: 27 credits
Proessional Accountancy (BS - 150 Credit Hour Degree)
Most states, including South Dakota, require 150-hours of college credit to qualify to takethe Uniform CPA Exam. Students majoring in Professional Accountancy must also complete
business core requirements and meet School of Business exit requirements. It is highly 
recommended that Professional Accountancy majors also complete an internship and selectrelated courses compatible with career goals and professional expectations such as nance and
management information systems.
 ACCT 310, Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)
 ACCT 311, Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits)
 ACCT 320, Cost Accounting (3 credits)
 ACCT 360, Accounting Systems (3 credits)
 ACCT 430, Income Tax Accounting (3 credits)
 ACCT 431, Advanced Income Tax (3 credits)
 ACCT 440, Accounting Theory (3 credits)
 ACCT 450, Auditing (3 credits)
 ACCT 451, Internal Auditing (3 credits)
 ACCT 470, Nonprot Accounting (3 credits)
 ACCT 480, Advanced Accounting (3 credits)
BADM 351, Business Law (3 credits)
Total: 36 credits
Administrative Systems
School o Business
Lincoln Hall, Room 101
(605) 626-2400
Dr. Tobin Lindblom (coordinator); Dr. Sharon Paranto; Dr. Mina Park; Dr. Lu Zhang 
 An Administrative Systems major with the Management Information Systemsspecialization will prepare students with the skills needed to face the challengesthat accompany new information technologies and business methods. A degree in MIS will provide students with a strong background in business,combined with robust technological skills, which will endow graduates withthe competencies needed to lead organizations into highly competitive globalmarkets.
See Management Information Systems, page 102 for a complete listingof course requirements.

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