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Earn your degree from the School of Business at Black Hills State University in Business Administration with a specialization in accounting. This degree will prepare you to analyze the internal and external operations of a business.

With a degree in accounting, you will enter into one of the most in-demand fields of study.


The Business programs at Black Hills State University are accredited by AACSB, putting them in the top 5% of business schools in the world. Through innovative instruction, mentoring, research, internships, and service, BHSU develops business graduates who become local and regional leaders and compete in a dynamic global environment.


  • SMALL CLASS SIZES allows faculty to cater to students’ different learning styles, ensuring that each student understands the material and concepts.
  • LOCAL AND REGIONAL COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT connect the business school to community employers.
  • STUDENTS RECEIVE A WELL-ROUNDED BUSINESS DEGREE by completing a wide range of business classes.
  • COURSES UTILIZE MULTIPLE TEACHING METHODS including traditional lectures, online and hybrid courses, study aboard opportunities, and internship and service learning projects.

Professional Accountancy Course Requirements

Pre-Business Core - 24 semester hours

  • ACCT 210 - Principles of Accounting I
  • ACCT 211 - Principles of Accounting II
  • BADM 320 - Quantitative Decision Analysis
  • BADM 344 - Managerial Communications
  • ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics
  • BADM 220 - Business Statistics
  • MIS 205 - Advanced Computer Applications

Business Core - 33 semester hours

Take 3 hours of upper level (300/400) ECON electives plus the following

  • BADM 310 - Business Finance
  • BADM 321 - Business Statistics II
  • BADM 350 - Legal Environment of Business
  • BADM 360 - Organization and Management
  • BADM 370 - Marketing
  • BADM 407 - International Business
  • BADM 425 - Production/Operations Management
  • BADM 457 - Business Ethics
  • BADM 482 - Business Policy and Strategy
  • MIS 325 - Management Information Systems

Professional Accountancy Core - 36 semester hours

  • ACCT 310 - Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACCT 311 - Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACCT 361 - Accounting Computer Applications
  • ACCT 430 - Income Tax Accounting
  • ACCT 431 - Advanced Income Tax
  • ACCT 450 - Auditing
  • ACCT 454 - Advanced Auditing and Assurance
  • ACCT 460 - Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT 470 - Non-Profit Accounting
  • ACCT 480 - Advanced Accounting
  • BADM 351 - Business Law
  • BADM 413 - Advanced Corporate Finance

Gen Ed Requirements - 30 semester hours

  • MATH - Gen Ed - Mathematics - 3 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Social Science - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Art & Humanities - 6 semester hours
  • Gen Ed - Natural Science & Lab - 6-8 semester hours
  • ENGL 101 - Composition I
  • ENGL 201 - Composition II
  • Take one of the following:
  • SPCM 101 - Fundamentals of Speech
  • SPCM 215 - Public Speaking
  • SPCM 222 - Argumentation and Debate

*Current students, please refer to the DegreeWorks Dashboard in MyBHSU to confirm your major requirements.

Find Your Career

Employment opportunities include:
» Account Executive
» Advertising Specialist
» Management Trainer
» Entrepreneur
» Financial Advisor
» Hotel General Manager
» Casino Group Sales Manager
» Human Resources Manager
» Small Business Owner
» Travel Agent
» Retail Manager

amber Amber Lind
Class of 09'

» B.S. in Business Administration, Specializations in Marketing and Management
» Began her career with Aflac after graduation in June 2009
Promoted to Aflac Regional Sales Coordinator
» Involved in Student Council and Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) while attending BHSU

Student Organizations


Enactus is an international community of student leaders who use entrepreneurial action to solve problems and improve the world. Past projects by the BHSU team have included helping youth, the elderly, and the disabled.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society for AACSB accredited schools of business, whose mission is to encourage and honor academic excellence, to foster personal and professional excellence, and to advance the values of the Society. The top 10% of junior and senior business majors are invited to join this prestigious organization.

Travel and Tourism Club

The mission of the Travel and Tourism Club is to focus on exploring the tourism industry through trips around the Black Hills region and beyond. Other opportunities include job shadowing, guest speakers, and networking with professionals in tourism fields.

Jackets Investment Club

The Jackets Investment Club seeks to provide all students an opportunity to learn more about investing. The purpose of the club is to give members the opportunity to learn and practice new investment tools. Using real-world applications, students will strengthen their knowledge of economics, markets, and finance.