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Accounting

Follow the money

How can you tell if a business might be profitable during an economic recession? Where can people take advantage of tax laws to save money? How do accountants make sense of financial data in real time? If you want to understand the story behind the numbers, look into an accounting degree from St. Norbert College. Accountants play a critical role in analyzing and reporting financial information to foster success in all types of organizations.

Academic paths within the accounting major

When you study accounting at SNC, you learn how to develop the business insights, management skills and solid ethics that are vital to the practice of accounting in a global marketplace.

We offer a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. You can also take additional courses to qualify for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. We’re ranked 35 of 272 nationally (for similar programs) based on the high first-time pass rates of alumni who take the CPA exam.

Elevate your accounting education

Many of our accounting students look for ways to accelerate their path to an accounting career, landing college internships at Deloitte, EY, Fox River Fiber and Kimberly-Clark, among other companies. SNC students choose from study-abroad programs that include courses such as Accounting Information Systems in Australia or Managerial Accounting in Ireland.

Major requirements

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Course offerings

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  • As a freshman, I knew I wanted to go into accounting, but I didn’t know what that involved, academically speaking. Professor Haen, my adviser, was a lifesaver: He helped me work out a course schedule that would enable me to graduate on time, even building in the study abroad I wanted to do.

    Monica Zettel ’18

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    Portrait of student Monica Zettel

    As a freshman, I knew I wanted to go into accounting, but I didn’t know what that involved, academically speaking. Professor Haen, my adviser, was a lifesaver: He helped me work out a course schedule that would enable me to graduate on time, even building in the study abroad I wanted to do.

    Monica Zettel ’18

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Undergraduate research

Collaborate with faculty on special research projects, and contribute to academic and professional research through your senior thesis.

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Practical internships

Make yourself more attractive to future employers.

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International reach

How does accounting work in other countries? Find out by studying abroad.

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Learn from exceptional SNC accounting faculty

If there’s one thing that SNC professors and instructors have in common, it’s a passion for teaching and sharing their expertise. You’ll also find them dedicated to providing personalized guidance that supports your academic and career aspirations. Discover the distinguished scholars you’ll be learning from.

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Your accounting degree at work

In a competitive job market, demand for accountants continues to grow. Your analytical thinking, ethical decision-making, and grasp on complex financial information can change the course of business. SNC accounting alumni have held the following positions:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Business systems analyst
  • Financial management system programmer
  • Senior supply chain manager
  • Tax consultant

Future studies in accounting

Some of our accounting majors go on to earn advanced degrees in accounting or a related field, such as law. With SNC's help in preparation and placement, our alumni have attended graduate school at the following institutions, among others:

  • Creighton University School of Law
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Western Michigan University

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Contact the St. Norbert College admission office

Campus location

Ariens Family Welcome Center
310 College Ave.
De Pere, WI 54115

Hours of operation

Monday-Friday
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

We’re also available by appointment.

Mailing address

Office of Admission
St. Norbert College
Ariens Family Welcome Center
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115

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