School of Business Departments

With an accounting degree from NSU, you can go as far as Washington, D.C., or you can stay right here in Aberdeen - the choice is yours, and the choices are limitless.

Accounting takes you places

 Accounting is not just ledgers and debits and credits - it can propel you into new and exciting opportunities. Want to explore the world? Internships can take you to the U.S. Senate floor, Fortune 500 companies and more.

Diverse, well-paying careers

NSU accounting graduates are employed in far-ranging, diverse careers, with internships that can pay $14-$22 an hour. Starting salaries are from $38,000 to $52,000, and our professional accountancy graduates enjoy over 95 percent job placement.

What our graduates say:

€œ"The combination of the small class sizes and the personable instructors were key factors in my education experience here at Northern. [I could] ... ask the type of questions that I wouldn€™t have asked in a class size of 40-plus.€
Mike Bogdanovich
Professional accountancy and finance

"Having a professional accountancy degree makes you versatile in your career options and opens up more opportunities. Accounting degrees allow more flexibility, and if you decide you don't like what type of work you're doing, you have the opportunity to change your career path without having to get another degree."

-Rachel Vosika, compliance specialist, Dacotah Bank, Aberdeen, S.D.

"The opportunities with an accounting degree at NSU are not limited to just public accounting. There are many firms such as South Dakota Wheat Growers, Daktronics, and Cargill that recruit NSU students for jobs all over the region."

- Jordan Smith, intern, Cargill, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

"The accounting program at Northern State University has been a great program, and the professors at Northern are always helping students -not only in the classroom, but also finding opportunities after graduation."

- Chelsey Siebrands, Auditor, South Dakota Department of Legislative Audit, Webster, S.D.

"Northern has been a great place for the past 4 1/2 years. I have acquired a great deal of knowledge, and memories that will last a lifetime."

- Austin Simons, Cahill Bauer and Associates, Mobridge, S.D.