Accounting – Managerial


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By studying accounting with a managerial accounting emphasis, you will gain the skills and knowledge needed to identify, measure, analyze, interpret, and communicate information across an organization creating a strong foundation for your future career in the dynamic and competitive world of business.


Accounting - Managerial (B.S.)




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.


Prime Location

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

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.

Clubs and Organizations

Morningside offers abundant opportunities to get involved including, Accounting Club, Business Honors, Collegiate Entrepreneur Organization (CEO), Morningside Investment Group, and Morningside Student Advertising Agency (MSAA).



This course will provide students with an introduction to the basic vocabulary and principles of external financial reporting by corporate business entities and to the basics of financial statement analysis and interpretation for corporations whose stock is traded in established exchanges.


Designed to provide exposure and understanding to more advanced topics in accounting. Topics include corporate acquisitions, consolidated statements, foreign currency transactions, and accounting for non-profit organizations.


This course will provide an introduction to the financial operations of enterprises. Students will have the opportunity to explore the interrelationship of all facets of management and support operations on the financial well-being of the firm. As all financial information is developed to support current and future business operations, students will gain an appreciation for the complexity of decision-making in the firm. Students will complete a research project as part of the learning process for this course.

Students will be introduced to strategic planning and management theories and then apply the theories to real-world planning challenges. Students will not only do individual research during the course but will contribute to an integrated planning document. Students will present their research through a formal paper and presentation.


Graduates often find themselves in high-demand roles such as Financial Analysts, Management Accountants, and Budgeting Specialists, filling crucial positions in corporate strategy and financial planning.

Check out where some of our Alumni have landed below.

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Mark Nielsen

Mark Nielsen

Associate Professor

Accounting & Business

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Twyla Rosenbaum

Twyla Rosenbaum


Accounting & Business

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


employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation


majors & pre-professional programs available


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.

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