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B.S. in Accounting

Accounting is considered the language of business. More specifically, accounting is the analysis and recording of economic data, followed by the preparation of reports that can be used in an organization’s decision-making process. 

Saint Mary’s B.S. in Accounting program is designed to prepare students for careers in corporations, public accounting firms, government, and nonprofit organizations. The program develops the technical competencies, communication skills, and ethical frameworks that are valued by today’s employers.

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CMA/CPA Exams and Certification

Students complete courses that provide a foundation for the CMA and CPA exams. Additional courses necessary to fulfill the 150-semester-hour requirement for CPA certification are available at the undergraduate level or in our graduate programs.

As a working adult, you have experience that matters. Your firsthand knowledge will enhance classroom discussions, and you’ll gain skills that employers want. Plus, with Saint Mary's generous credit transfer policies, the coursework that you've already completed will help you finish your degree faster.

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Nicole Coppersmith, M.A.

Assistant Director of Admission: Adult Undergraduate and Transfer

Apple Valley Center, AC

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4561

ncoppers@smumn.edu

Connect with Nicole for all Bachelor Completion offerings and graduate programs offered by the School of Business and Technology.

Nicole Coppersmith M.A.
Cheryl Cox, M.A.

Apple Valley - Center Coordinator/Transfer Counselor

LaSalle Hall-TC Campus, LSH98

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4551

ccox@smumn.edu

Cheryl Cox M.A.
Cherie Jandrich, M.A.

SGPP Admission - Transfer Counselor

LaSalle Hall-TC Campus, LSH104

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5173

cajand02@smumn.edu

Cherie Jandrich M.A.
Molly Bigelow

Director of Rochester Partnerships and Enrollment Counselor

Rochester Campus, RC

Campus Box: # 12

(507) 457-8602

mbigelow@smumn.edu

Connect with Molly for programs offered by the Schools of Business and Technology and Health and Human Services at Saint Mary’s Rochester Campus.

Serving Rochester and Southeastern Minnesota.

Molly Bigelow

Faculty

Melanie Torborg, M.B.A.

BS and MS in Accounting Program - Program Director

Brother Louis Hall, BLH241

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4525

mtorborg@smumn.edu

Melanie Torborg is a Certified Management Accountant with more than 20 years of experience in corporate accounting and 18 years’ experience in education. She is a current member of the Institute of Management Accountants, the Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Melanie Torborg M.B.A.
Steven Hirsch, M.B.A.

BS in Accounting Program - Adjunct Instructor

Steven Hirsch M.B.A.
David Milton, M.B.A.

MBA Program - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Catherine Rice, M.B.A.

Accounting Program - Adjunct Associate Professor

Catherine Rice M.B.A.
Craig Wilson

Accounting Program - Adjunct Associate Professor

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