Accounting Major (M)

Students receive in-depth training in accounting systems, state and federal laws, and IRS policies that will prepare them to serve in their vocations. They will be prepared to work within both businesses and government agencies. Options are available for completing a double major or combining an undergraduate and graduate program. Rigorous classes prepare students who wish to study for the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Licensure exam. 

Our dedicated accounting professors are committed to enhancing learning by working with students inside and outside of the classroom. Students are encouraged to participate in the on-campus, student-led, Accounting Club, which provides a network of support. CUW accounting graduates have had a 100% job placement rate for two years running.

Program Learning Outcomes

By fulfilling all of the course requirements for the Bachelor's of Science in Accounting, students will be able to:

1. Create and analyze financial statements prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

2. Understand and correctly use the basic terms and concepts of the accounting profession, as applied in actual accounting activities.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the domestic and international economic and regulatory environment of business.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of Information Systems appropriate to entry-level business positions.

5. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical responsibilities of accountants, businesses and businesspersons from a Christian perspective.


Due to the rigor of the accounting profession, students who wish to register for ACCT 310 Intermediate Accounting I or higher accounting courses, will be required to have earned a minimum grade of "B" in ACCT 203 Financial Accounting and ACCT 223 Managerial Accounting. Each student will then be required to earn a minimum grade of C in each of their upper-level accounting courses to be awarded a bachelor's degree in accounting from Concordia University.

Students who wish to complete the 150-hours to qualify for CPA Licensure have several options - including an MBA - and should consult with their advisor to plan their course of study.

Core Requirements 145
Major Requirements57
Minor: Optional
Total Hours120

For transfer students, please see the Advanced Transfer Core.

Major Requirements

Required Core Courses
Business Statistics (counted in University Core)
Macroeconomics (counted in University Core)
Public Speaking (counted in University Core)
Interpersonal Communication
Core Business Requirements
ACCT 203Financial Accounting3
ACCT 223Managerial Accounting3
BUS 210Business Law I3
BUS 162Quantitative Business Essentials3
BUS 355Management Information Systems3
BUS 399Business Internship3
BUS 453Business Policy and Ethics (Business School Capstone)3
ECON 231Microeconomics3
FIN 300Principles of Finance3
MGMT 130Management & Leadership3
or MBA 544 People-Focused Management
MKTG 131Sales and Marketing3
Required Courses
ACCT 310Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 311Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT 320Accounting Information Systems3
ACCT 323Cost Accounting3
ACCT 350Income Tax I3
ACCT 360Income Tax II3
ACCT 420Auditing3
ACCT 441Business Combinations, Governmental, and NFP3
Total Hours57