Accounting (BBA)

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Our accounting major (offered on campus and online) takes you beyond traditional accounting. Sure, you’ll learn all the essentials of financial accounting, accounting systems, income tax, cost accounting, and auditing to make you employable anywhere. But at DSU, you can also get a solid background in the technical systems underlying modern accounting—allowing you to understand, manage, and lead accounting teams. You can even couple our accounting major with other tech-focused programs to give you a unique edge in the job market.

If you know you want to become a certified public accountant (CPA), take a look at our professional accountancy program. This program plan requires the additional credit hours you’ll need to sit for the CPA exam.

Accounting students can choose to continue their education with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at DSU. We’ll work with you to develop a plan for your future and make sure you take all the right courses. You’ll leave prepared to pursue graduate degrees and become a leader in your field.

Benefits of studying accounting at DSU

Class size in accounting courses is typically small with 15-20 students per class. You won’t be seated in an auditorium with no interaction with your professors.

Outside of class, you can participate in a number of student activities and clubs, including Finance, Investment, and Real Estate (FIRE) Club and Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Club. Scholarships and grants are also available for accounting students.

Integrated technology

You’ll become familiar with accounting software and other business essentials like Excel, Access, QuickBooks, Sage 50 and tax preparation software.


ACBSP LogoOur bachelor of business administration program is one of the few in South Dakota accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This means that in addition to meeting all evaluation criteria and curriculum standards, DSU is also involved in the creation of innovative programs. This additional accreditation means your degree will be recognized wherever you go.

Get your degree online

Our accounting program is also offered completely online. Learn more about our online accounting program.

Possible job titles

  • Accounts Receivable Specialist
  • Financial analyst
  • Assistant Controller
  • Income Tax Auditor

Next steps

See what classes you’ll be taking with our plan of study.

Schedule a campus visit to meet business professors and students in the department and see the campus.

You can always contact us with any questions—or just to talk about what is possible.