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Introduction

Accounting

Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Accounting program provides the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare financial statements and reports for a business, including the ability to examine, analyze, interpret, and correct accounting data and records.

Program at a glance

  • Credits 60
  • Degree Type A.A.S.
  • Location East Grand Forks Campus, Online, Thief River Falls Campus
  • Is a computer needed? Required More information
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career outlook

Future career information.

An estimated 21,000 persons are employed in this large occupation in Minnesota. Most employees are concentrated in large urban areas, but accounting opportunities are available in almost every town. Accountants are employed by businesses, industry, and government agencies. These businesses include public accounting firms, banks, hospitals, school districts, private businesses of every type, and non-profit, governmental agencies. Many accountants are self-employed. Accountants may enter as junior accountants and staff auditors and may advance to section supervisor or partner. Accountants working for industry start as trainees and, with managerial skills, may advance to management positions such as office manager or controller.

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