South Dakota Accounting Degrees Online and On-Campus

There are 62 accounting degree programs in South Dakota in our directory (28 Associates, 22 Bachelors, 7 Masters, and 0 Doctorate).

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The University of South Dakota and Black Hills State University are two institutions that hold accredited business programs in the state of South Dakota. Average salary for accountants across the state is estimated at $67,470 annually.

AACSB-Accredited Accounting Programs in South Dakota

Gaining accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) demonstrates a university program's ambition to give students the best possible education in business by verifying their mission statements, faculty members, and resources available. At this time, there are two universities that receive this designation, and neither have the accounting-specific accreditation also offered by the AACSB.

Here is a quick list of South Dakota accounting degrees (all levels):

  • Augustana College: Bachelors in Business Administration Bachelors in General Accounting Bachelors in Professional Accounting
  • Black Hills State University Bachelors in Business Administration Bachelors in Business Management Bachelors in General Accounting Bachelors in Professional Accounting Masters in Business Leadership Masters in Business Management
  • Dakota State University Associates in Business Management Bachelors in Business Administration Online Associates in Business Management
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Black Hills State University - Master of Business Administration

Students can pursue the MBA program at the University Center in Rapid City with an emphasis in Applied Management. While there is no full online program, some courses will take advantage of online and hybrid options, and students also have the potential to study abroad. Overall, 30 credit hours are needed to satisfy curriculum requirements.

Other benefits when taking this program include having smaller courses for a more intimate experience between students and faculty members. The purpose of the Applied Management emphasis is giving students the ability to use what they have learned in real-world situations and meet the latest business challenges. Graduates have found employment as financial advisors, human resource managers, and small business owners.

The program can be completed in two years with two courses in each of the fall and spring semesters, and an additional hybrid course during the summer. Students have the ability to start during any of these semesters. Up to nine credit hours can be utilized for transfer students and must be approved by the program director.

Students must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and some work experience in a business profession. The degree is either in the fields of business administration or management with at least a 3.0 GPA, or a non-related degree must include 18 courses that match business prerequisites. Other submission needs include testing scores, three letters of recommendation, and a resume.

SchoolLevelProgramAdmissions

Seton Hall University

MasterOnline Master of Science in AccountingWebsite

Georgetown University

MasterMaster of Science in FinanceWebsite

Fairleigh Dickinson University

MasterMaster of Science in AccountingWebsite

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

MasterMS in FinanceWebsite

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Online Master of Accounting Programs in South Dakota

University of South Dakota - Master of Professional Accountancy

The Beacom School of Business offers the Master of Professional Accountancy available at the Vermillion campus or in a convenient online format. This program will prepare students to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and will meet academic requirements for many state licensures. Students will explore advanced education in accounting and finance for a variety of industries.

30 credit hours are needed to complete the program, and this is possible over a two-year span for part-time enrollment. Students that do not have a background in accounting or business may have to satisfy prerequisites before taking courses in the official program. Three tracks are available for students: a thesis and non-thesis path, or completing an internship.

All courses in the curriculum are available in a convenient online format, including the Accounting Analytics concentration. This adds an emphasis of growing support for data analytics in the industry, exploring theories and how to complete data-driven tasks. Courses in the specialization include Data Management and Warehousing, Data Mining for Managers, and Forensic Auditing and Fraud Examination.

Prospective students should have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. A submission of Graduate Management Admission Test scores are needed, but can be waived for students that meet certain criteria. This includes having a cumulative GPA or accounting major GPA of 3.25 or higher, or meeting certain percentiles of other related testing services.

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South Dakota Accounting Careers Salary Information

Salary ranges for the state of South Dakota is between $47,350 and $95,250 for the bottom and top 10 percent of accountants and auditors in the area according to data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sioux Falls, which is in the southeastern portion of the state, sees some of the highest concentration with at least 12.5 accountants per 1,000 employed. Average salary in the Sioux Falls metropolitan area is approximately $70,660.

Scott E. Bell

Scott E. Bell is a licensed CPA professional agency that serves the Denver, Colorado area, as well as the southeastern portion of South Dakota in Canton. Services offered by the accounting firm include managing and preparing tax documents, analyzing cash flow and budgeting for various projects or investments by the organization, and working with business mergers and acquisitions. Accounting services are offered for both startup-level companies all the way to established corporations.

South Dakota Accounting Career Summary

Employment Change: +530 jobs added between 2014 and 2024, an estimated average of 180 new accountant or auditor jobs in South Dakota per year.

Online Accounting Degrees Accepting Applicants

SchoolLevelProgramAdmissions

Seton Hall University

MasterOnline Master of Science in AccountingWebsite

Georgetown University

MasterMaster of Science in FinanceWebsite

Fairleigh Dickinson University

MasterMaster of Science in AccountingWebsite

Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

MasterMS in FinanceWebsite

University of West Alabama

BachelorBachelor of Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

Illinois College

BachelorBA in AccountingWebsite

Eastern Oregon University

BachelorBachelor in AccountingWebsite

West Virginia State

BachelorBS in Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

West Virginia State

BachelorBS in Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA Economic Crime and Fraud ManagementWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Insurance & Risk ManagementWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Finance & AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Finance & AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMS in AccountingWebsite

Utica College

MasterMBA - Finance & AccountingWebsite

University of West Alabama

BachelorBachelor of Business Administration: AccountingWebsite

University of Saint Mary

MasterMBA Finance ConcentrationWebsite

University of Saint Mary

MasterMBA Finance ConcentrationWebsite

All Schools with Accounting Degrees in South Dakota

Augustana College

Sioux Falls SD
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in Professional Accounting

Black Hills State University

Spearfish SD
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in Professional Accounting
  • Masters in Business Leadership
  • Masters in Business Management

Dakota State University

Madison SD
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Online Associates in Business Management

Kilian Community College

Sioux Falls SD
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in Financial Management
  • Associates in General Accounting

Mitchell Technical Institute

Mitchell SD
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting

Mount Marty College

Yankton SD
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Certificate in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration

Northern State University

Aberdeen SD
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Financial Services
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in Finance
  • Bachelors in Financial Services
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in Professional Accounting
  • Certificate in Finance

Oglala Lakota College

Kyle SD
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Technology
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Business Technology
  • Certificate in General Accounting

Sinte Gleska University

Mission SD
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Technology
  • Associates in General Accounting

Sisseton Wahpeton College

Agency Village SD
  • Associates in Accounting Administration
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Technology

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls SD
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Financial Services
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Online Associates in Business Administration

University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls SD
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Administration

University of South Dakota

Vermillion SD
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in General Accounting
  • Online Masters in Business Administration

Western Dakota Technical Institute

Rapid City SD
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Online Associates in Business Management

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