Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College


One of the fastest growing career opportunities today.


Accounting is one of the fastest growing career opportunities today.

A degree in accounting can lead to a highly valued and rewarding career in one of the nation's fastest growing professions. If you have the desire to own your own business, be a leader, motivate people, and solve problems, consider enrolling in the accounting program at Minnesota State College Southeast.

More and more employers are demanding an accounting degree from potential job candidates to fill their accounting positions. Minnesota State College Southeast's educational approach is a blend of theory and practice, providing a solid foundation for your career. MSC Southeast offers a practical, personal approach to learning the principles of accounting and making the best use of a variety of popular accounting software packages.

Once you have your degree in hand, you'll find that the opportunities for meaningful and challenging employment are plentiful in companies of all sizes.

Get your 2 year A.A.S. accounting degree online

With a focus on providing our students the most flexible course delivery options possible, Minnesota State College Southeast offers a 2-year A.A.S. accounting degree that can be completed entirely online.Other accounting degrees and certificates offer online courses in tandem with daytime or evening courses on the Winona campus. You can enroll in the accounting program in either the fall or spring semester and attend classes on a full-time or part-time basis.

Promote yourself; enhance your life in a friendly atmosphere.

Major Offerings

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Outcomes & Opportunities

Program Learning Outcomes

Program graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply the principles of financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, tax accounting and not-for-profit accounting.
  2. Apply mathematical, analytical and business knowledge skills to formulate and solve problems and to make decisions relevant to the needs of business.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in personal computer operations and applications.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of human society and culture in order to function as an effective employee and citizen.

Accounting Job Placement: 85.7%

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Career Opportunities

  • Staff Accountants
  • Banking
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Income Tax
  • Financial Services
  • Payroll Accounting
  • Government/Non-Profit
  • Budget Analysis
  • Audit

Transfer Credits

Expand your opportunities. Learn how your credits can transfer to other colleges and universities.

College Articulated Transfer Agreements: Specific agreements between MSC Southeast and other institutions to accept transfer credits.
Minnesota Transfer: Transfer information provided by Minnesota State colleges and universities, Minnesota private colleges, and the University of Minnesota.
Transferology: A nationwide network to assist students in determining which courses will transfer.

Highlights & Instructors

Program Highlights

  • 2 year accounting degree online - 100% online option available
  • Excellent reputation with employers and students
  • Hands-on learning
  • Instructors have professional experience in all areas of accounting
  • Learn the latest computer software: Excel, QuickBooks, Access, Turbo Tax, Word, Peachtree and PowerPoint
  • Vast job opportunities with high growth potential
  • Interactive learning combines technology with accounting theory
  • Student organizations such as Business Professionals of America and Student Senate provide leadership and professional growth opportunities


  • Jill Halverson has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration, both from Winona State University. She has expertise in the areas of public, private, tax, auditing, and non-profit accounting.
  • Samantha Justin earned her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration from Winona State University. She also holds a Wisconsin Certified Public Accountant license. She has experience in public, private, audit, tax, governmental, and non-profit accounting.

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