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Why Study Accounting at Winona State?

Accounting is more than just bookkeeping and reporting. From setting a budget to filing taxes to analyzing financial performance, accounting is part of our everyday lives.  

And that’s why accountants are in high demand in the workforce. They’re the ones who help individuals, businesses, and organizations achieve their financial goals.  

The Accounting minor through Winona State’s Accounting Department is meant for anyone who wants to complement a business major or intends to start their own business someday. This minor is also a good fit for students who are passionate about using data to inform decisions. 

The Accounting undergraduate minor is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

What Will You Learn as an Accounting Minor?

As an Accounting minor, you’ll learn the fundamentals of accounting and tailor your studies to your personal interests—from budgeting to filing taxes to using accounting systems. 

You’ll also: 

  • analyze customer profitability 
  • study the basic accounting cycle and the environment of accounting 
  • use product costing systems and standard costing systems to aid managerial decision making 
  • know how to account for cash, receivables, inventories, plant and equipment, and intangible assets 
Graduation Requirement

Aside from major- or minor-specific requirements, you’ll need to complete additional requirements through the General Education Program (GEP) to earn your degree from Winona State University.

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Program Highlights

Real-World Training

Dual Graduate Studies

If you meet the prerequisites and have room in your schedule during your final year as a WSU undergraduate student, you can enroll in select graduate courses and start the online Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) program.

This will save you time as you complete your MPA degree.

Engaging Learning Spaces

The College of Business Engagement Center is your hub for experiential learning.

This space includes the Winona National Bank Financial Markets Lab, Strauss Center for Sales Excellence, Federated Insurance Role Play Room, and an event area dedicated to collaborating with guest business partners.

Personalized Advising

You’ll receive personalized student advising services and other support as you enroll in the Accounting minor to when you graduate.

There’s also a business-focused career services advisor who’s ready to match you with a local organization in need of new talent.

Beyond the Classroom

Hear from Accounting Alumni
The Accounting minor was a good way to get my foot in the door and keep my career options open. The transition into WSU’s MPA program was smooth, and it was the main reason I continued to pursue the CPA license.
Declan Walsh ‘21
Careers & Outcomes

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, financial analyst professions are predicted to grow 9% by 2031.

Accountant and auditor positions also expect a 6% growth within the next decade.

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