Academy College offers programs in Aviation, Business, and Computer Science; however, the history of the college is grounded in Accounting. Academy College’s history in Minneapolis and Saint Paul goes way back to 1936, when we were known as the Academy of Accountancy. We have grown in many directions since then, but Accounting remains at the foundation.

Indeed, there was a time when Accounting was many people’s idea of a “solid” career. Today, with the social media craze and the corresponding explosion of entrepreneurial activity, many people have come to see Accounting as a more “old-fashioned” profession with too many numbers!

And yet, Accounting is as strong and promising a career choice as it has ever been.

  • According to the Federal Government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2017 median salary for all Accounting jobs is $69,350
  • Growth outlook is expected to be faster than average for all other occupations.
  • The Bachelor of Accounting degree at Academy College allows students to sit for the CPA exam.
  • Opportunity to work in large corporations or small businesses.
  • Improving technology allows accountants to spend more time on business strategy and less on manual tasks.
Quick Facts: Accountants and Auditors
2017 Median Pay $69,350 per year
$33.34 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2016 1,397,700
Job Outlook, 2016-26 10% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2016-26 139,900

There are many advantages that a career in Accounting can offer:

  • Upward mobility (promotion)
  • Lateral mobility (the ability to move across different types of industries)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook 
https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/accountants-and-auditors.htm

Accounting BS Degree Program Outline

Accounting Courses

  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Computerized Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Cost Accounting

Business Courses

  • Business Management
  • Money Management

Technical Course Electives

  • Students may choose from the 1000 or above technical category courses except DT provided that prerequisites are met.

General Education Courses

  • Written & Oral Communication (required)
  • Select from the 1000 or above level courses. Students must choose a minimum of one (1) course from each discipline. Discipline areas are: Communications; Humanities; Math/Natural Science; Social Sciences.
  • Select from the 3000 and above level courses. Students must choose a minimum of one (1) course from each discipline depending on prerequisites. Discipline areas are: Communications; Humanities; Math/Natural Science; Social Sciences.

Accounting & Business Major Courses

ACCOUNTING:

  • Auditing
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Comprehensive Accounting Practicum
  • Advanced Accounting

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION:

  • Business Communication
  • Economics of Money and Banking
  • Law and Ethics of Business

FINANCE:

  • Financial Management