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Undergraduate Accounting at USD

High Rankings

National Association of Colleges and Employers ranked accounting as the #1 degree in demand.

Each of our majors begins with the freshman/sophomore (First/Second Year) curriculum. During the first two years of a four-year program of study, you will complete the liberal learning requirements of the university and the prerequisites for admission to the business majors.

The Pre-Major Business Core must be completed before full admission to the School of Business major is granted.


Accounting: Bachelor of Business Administration

Accounting graduates provide general accounting, audit, tax, financial planning and management consulting services.

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A Joint Bachelor of Business Administration /Master of Professional Accountancy Fast-Track Option (B.B.A./M.P.A.)

Accounting majors meeting requirements for entry into the M.P.A. program may opt to complete both the Accounting B.B.A. and M.P.A. concurrently. Students who pursue this fast-track option will be awarded their undergraduate and graduate degrees simultaneously, upon completion of the two programs.

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Online & Off-Campus Options

Four-Year Program Guides

All business students must meet the university general education requirements, Beacom School of Business degree requirements, as well as the requirements of the business major.

The Classroom & Beyond

  • Beta Alpha Psi

    The Theta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi​ is the national scholastic and professional accounting fraternity. The primary objective is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the field of accounting.

  • The accounting club enhances your understanding of the accounting profession and increases your awareness of career opportunities in the field through participation in club activities.

  • Srinivasan Ragothaman

    Professor Srini Ragothaman, teaches undergraduate and graduate auditing, accounting information systems, principles of financial accounting and principles of managerial accounting. His research interests are in the areas of PCAOB regulation, professional ethics, financial statement fraud and others.

After Graduation

Graduates of the Beacom School of Business have been putting their accounting skills to work in some of the nation's top companies and organizations.

Potential Careers Recent Employers
Audit Associate KPMG
Tax Associate Deloitte
Assurance Associate PricewaterhouseCoopers
Staff Accountant Ernst & Young
Associate Accountant McGladrey
Accounting Success Stories

Success Stories

I am proud to have a degree from an AACSB accredited school, and strong relationships with my professors. Kaite Staley, 2016 Graduate