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Professional Accountancy, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Madison, AL, United States
DSU's professional accountancy major takes you beyond traditional accounting and prepares you for certification. You’ll learn the essentials of accounting, but at DSU, you’ll also get a solid background in the technical systems underlying modern accounting. This will help you understand, manage, and lead accounting teams—or start your own business.
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Our professional accountancy track prepares you to become a certified public accountant (CPA). In South Dakota and most other states, CPA candidates are required to have 150 semester hours of college credit before they’re allowed to take the test. This is more than the average major requires, so we created this professional track degree especially for this requirement.

The programme

If you don’t want your CPA or you want to finish the program sooner, take a look at our Bachelor of Business Administration–Accounting program.

Accounting students can also choose to continue their education with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at DSU. If you’re interested in a graduate degree, we’ll work with you to develop a plan for your future and make sure you take all the right courses.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Students will: 

  • be able to demonstrate ability to conduct tax law. 
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of legal business entities.
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge related to the preparation and understanding of Governmental and Non-Profit financial statements.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.6

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.6 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 450

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

First, new freshmen, who are under 24 and graduated from high school, must meet one of these three requirements :

  • An ACT score composite score of 18 or above, or get a subscore on the SAT Reasoning Test Math and Critical Reading of 870 or above
  • Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.6 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
  • Rank in the upper 60% of your high school graduating class

Tuition Fee

  • International

    382 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 382 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    283 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 283 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Madison

  • 850 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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