Accounting-Public

 
 
 

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The public accounting major is designed to prepare you for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Not only will you be exposed to a well-rounded curriculum, but you will also participate in immersive experiences to gain professional training and experience.

Degrees

Accounting - Public (B.S.)

Major

Accounting

Minor

A Great Fit For

  • Those who are detail-oriented, seeking leadership opportunities, or enjoy competition.
  • Goal-oriented individuals who enjoy exceeding organizational expectations.
  • Those who are persuasive and able to influence business decisions.
  • Individuals who enjoy working with numbers, figures, or other market data.
  • Those who want to pursue the CPA designation.

THE MORNINGSIDE DIFFERENCE

Prime Location

Sioux City is Iowa’s fourth largest city, and other large cities are nearby for abundant options for credit-bearing internships.

Employment Opportunities

Accounting graduates can expect early employment offers or admission to graduate schools. Students have gained employment at businesses and organizations in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, across the country, and around the world.

CPA Exam Prep

The major was designed with consideration for CPA requirements in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Minnesota.

FEATURED COURSES

REQUIRED

A study of federal taxes, with emphasis on individual income taxes.

REQUIRED

A study of different funds us in accounting for governmental entities and not-for-profit entities such as educational institutions, hospitals, and voluntary health and welfare organizations.

REQUIRED

This course provides a study of the most common types of occupational fraud and financial statement reporting fraud. It includes an overview of behavioral research associated with persons who commit fraud, the methodology of fraud examination and the implementation of prevention strategies.

REQUIRED

A CPA Exam Review Course covering content tested on the FAR section of the exam and AUD section of the exam.

MEET THE FACULTY

Mark Nielsen

Mark Nielsen

Associate Professor

Accounting & Business

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Twyla Rosenbaum

Twyla Rosenbaum

Professor

Accounting & Business

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RELATED MAJORS & MINORS

Still looking for the right fit? Here are some additional program options that we think might interest you or are often paired with this program. You can also view the programs page to keep exploring your options.

Public Accounting

Business Administration

Marketing

Sports Management

X Path (Undecided)

WHY STUDY AT MORNINGSIDE?

13:1

student/faculty ratio so you’re assured a quality education focused on you

99%

employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation

65+

majors & pre-professional programs available

OUTCOMES

Morningside accounting graduates can expect early employment offers or admission to graduate schools. Students have gained employment at businesses and organizations that include: KPMG, Eide Bailly, BKD CPAs, Henjes Conner & Williams PC, Great West Casualty, and others.

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