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Accounting Concentration (BBA)

In a world driven by cash flow, accounting experts are the heartbeat of the business sector. You'll become fluent in the language of business and learn to synthesize financial data into meaningful reports, which are the cornerstone of how free markets move efficiently. Accounting requires the greatest breadth of study of any business major, which translates into a broad base for career opportunities.

With Hamline's accounting concentration, you'll learn how to find the strengths and weaknesses in an organization's bank accounts; how to read the movements of financial markets to optimize revenue and position your organization for success; and how to guide individuals and organizations through the complex systems that control taxes, investmenting, and finance.

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Internships for accounting students

We make sure you leave Hamline with hands-on accounting experience on your resume—and the opportunities are boundless. Whether you want to explore a career in finance, tax preparation, banking, or beyond, we have internship opportunities for you.

Examples of past accounting concentration student internships include:

  • Magill Accounting and Tax LLC, staff accountant
  • MBSC Taxes, tax preparer
  • Opportunity Partners, accounting intern
  • Ruvelson and Kautzer, LTD, paralegal intern
  • Olympus Ventures LLC, financial accounting intern
  • Johnson Controls, internal audit intern
  • CLA Connect, assurance intern
  • Ernst and Young Global, central assurance intern

Explore career paths

Our innovative courses and one-on-one mentoring by faculty will give you the tools to succeed in a variety of jobs, such as:

  • Budget analyst
  • Financial examiner
  • Chief financial officer
  • Personal finance advisor
  • Internal auditor
  • Forensic accountant

You can also put your degree to work in any number of fields, including:

  • Public accounting
  • General ledger accounting
  • Cost accounting
  • Forensic accounting
  • Tax preparation
  • Financial services
  • Banking
  • Management
  • Corporate finance
  • Investment banking

Why study accounting at Hamline?

Better prepare for your career with our mentor program

With Hamline's career mentor program, you'll graduate with advanced career preparation after working one-on-one with your personal senior executive mentor to plan your career and learn what you need to impress hiring managers and recruiters.