Using Your Degree
A St. Kate's accounting degree gives you the credentials to switch from one field to another — and to become a business executive, a partner in an accounting firm or even an entrepreneur. You'll also have the foundation you need to go on and become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
|Public accounting||Auditing, consulting and tax functions|
|Management accounting||Cost accounting, budgeting, financial statement preparation and analysis|
|Government accounting||Oversight, performance and allocation of funds|
|Internal auditing||Compliance with organizational policies, accounting controls and accounting systems|
|Nonprofit organizations||Specialized expertise in accounting and tax regulations, and policies unique to them|
Our alumnae include:
- Sarah Wong, finance manager, Ecolab
- Emily Holte, staff accountant, Legacy Professionals LLP
- Wenda Schmelebeck, a management consultant in Haymarket, Virginia
- Linsey Miller, senior financial analyst, Ecolab
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
You can meet the provisions of the Minnesota Board of Accountancy and other states to sit for the Uniform Examination for the CPA with a St. Kate's accounting major.
Most states require CPA candidates to have an undergraduate degree with the equivalent of a major in accounting. A number of states now require 150 hours of undergraduate or graduate coursework.
To fulfill the 150-hour requirement, St. Kate's accounting majors can complete an additional 20 credits in undergraduate courses or 20 credits in our Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MAOL) program.
Your Bachelor of Arts in accounting from St. Kate's will open doors for graduate work in many areas, including a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership. St. Kate's students have been accepted to programs at Harvard, Yale and the London School of Economics.