The accounting major at Morningside has two tracks.

Bachelor of Science in Managerial Accounting: Designed for students to complete 124 credit hours and to work for an organization to identify, measure, analyze, interpret and communicate information to managers who direct and control the organization’s operations.

Bachelor of Science in Public Accounting: Designed for students to complete 150 credit hours and to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. This accounting major was designed with consideration for the CPA requirements in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Students who complete the course of study for this major also earn a double major in business administration.

With each accounting track, students also can choose to study forensic accounting and develop skills for investigating fraud or embezzlement and analyzing financial information for use in legal proceedings. Because of a heightened awareness and growing intolerance of fraudulent financial activity, demand for accountants with forensic skills is growing rapidly.

Morningside also offers accounting majors an opportunity to participate in an immersive externship and receive up to 12 hours of academic credit for supervised professional training and experience in the actual accounting work environment. Qualified students will get hands-on experience with the real day-to-day duties and responsibilities of an accountant. And that’s something that will look good on a resume.