BSC Accounting majors who study accounting and other business administration courses will obtain a basic understanding of the world of business and industry. Because technology is an integral component of the accounting program at BSC the latest software programs used by business and industry across the nation are available for student use in the computer labs.


Students taking accounting should enjoy processing information and thinking analytically. In addition, good interpersonal and writing skills are also valuable. High school students should have mathematics courses in algebra and geometry. However, those programs are not mandatory for success.


Students who complete the requirements earn an Associate in Arts degree. 

Bismarck State College has many cooperative, articulation, or transfer agreements with postsecondary institutions both inside and outside of the North Dakota University System. Some of these agreements are established to allow students to remain on campus as they complete their bachelor’s degree. In all cases, students seeking to transfer after completing a degree at BSC should consult the academic catalog of their destination college and work with their academic advisor to plan for this transition. In addition, BSC offers a 4-year bachelors degree in Finance.

Career Opportunities

The future looks good for accounting majors. With increasing competition on a global level, the need to utilize timely information for operational and strategic decision making is more important than ever and remains an essential priority for all businesses.

Career possibilities: Accountant, Financial Analyst, Financial Planner, Stock Analyst, Stock Broker, Auditor, Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Manager, Banking and Investment Banking.