Professional Accountancy

NSU accounting graduates have achieved the highest average CPA exam success rate in the state of South Dakota, with scores higher than the national average.

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About The Program
School of Business

Professional Accountancy

NSU’s professional accountancy program prepares you to apply for professional certification and to sit for professional exams such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). 

Graduating with a professional accountancy degree, you’ll be a step ahead with the educational requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam. In this program, you’ll develop the critical thinking and analytical skills needed to manage financial transactions and prepare financial reports, and use those reports to make good business decisions.

NSU’s Accounting Club offers opportunities for professional networking, industry knowledge and charitable work.



Students in our professional accountancy program graduate prepared for careers in public accounting – auditing, taxation and consulting. You’ll also find opportunity in private industry, managerial, and governmental accounting; and banking, finance and systems design.

For more information on careers in your major or help choosing a major, contact the NSU Career Center.


NSU’s accounting program supports career readiness through internships that give you a chance to apply your skills in the workplace and gain experience in a variety of fields, such as auditing and taxation, banking and finance, and management.

NSU students have interned with public accounting and private industry firms, and government agencies.  As an intern, you also can earn academic credit towards completion of your degree.

The NSU School of Business shares internship opportunities through postings and on-campus presentations and interviews.


NSU students pursuing an accounting degree can apply for NSU School of Business scholarships and other scholarships.

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