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Saint Ambrose University

48 months
33290 USD/year
33290 USD/year
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If you enjoy digging into business transactions, the details of tax planning, or analyzing financial statements, the Accounting major at Saint Ambrose University fits your goals, determination and ethics.


As an Accounting major at Saint Ambrose University, you will learn U.S. and international accounting standards and be able to plan, coordinate, and control the financial activities of businesses at a bottom-line level.

Internships in your junior or senior year will place you directly in the business world, where you apply what you've learned. The Quad Cities supports many world-class accounting firms and companies including Deloitte, RSM, Modern Woodmen, and HNI (HON). Our students have grown their skills as interns at Deere & Company's worldwide headquarters and been hired for its elite career development program.

What's more is that at SAU, you get an education based in the Liberal Arts, and your general education courses help you develop strong inquiry, communication, and writing skills – something employers tell us they love about our student interns and graduates.


Accountants can specialize in public accounting, perform tax audits, and conduct tax planning for CPA firms. You can work for corporations such as Deere & Company doing cost, financial, or international accounting or internal auditing. Working for local, state, or federal government entities also are options.

Some accountants use their expertise in nonprofit agencies such as United Way or Red Cross, or they work as a tax specialist, forensic accountant, controller, chief financial officer, financial planner, or international accountant.

We have the resources to prepare you for life after college. Our Career Center will help you create a résumé, write a cover letter, offer tips on how to have a successful interview, and more. If you are determined to go to grad school, the center can help you with the application and prepare you for the interview.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Accounting Fundamentals and Professionalism
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Income Tax Procedures 
  • Cost Accounting
  • Auditing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To become an SAU Fighting Bee you need a cumulative unweighted grade point average of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 unweighted scale) from an accredited high school.
  • St. Ambrose University has a test-optional* admissions process, but if you would like to submit scores, please make sure they are submitted either on high school transcript(s) or from the appropriate testing service. Send your test score(s) to St. Ambrose by using these codes, ACT: 1352, SAT: 6617. 

Tuition Fee

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    33290 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33290 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    33290 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33290 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Davenport

820 - 1235 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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