Gaining experience for your future career prepares you for the world awaiting you after college.

The Accounting, Economics and Finance Department provides many opportunities for you to practice what you learn in your classes before graduating. Look through the opportunities provided to students.


Southeast’s accounting students are sought after by major accounting firms. Our Economics and Finance students invest real money while learning the market. Refine your skills through real-world, hands-on experience.

"I decided to level up and obtain my accounting degree at Southeast Missouri State University. You are in full control of your narrative. Lead yourself to live a better life as I’m living my best life."

Jeremiah Hathorn, SEMO Alumni, CPA at Ernst and Young

Jeremiah Hathorn as seen during his alumni testimonial.

Learn the market before you get the job: You’ll do that here.

Students enrolled in Portfolio Management (FI568) are assigned a stock to analyze. By the end of the semester, each student will write a report on whether the stock should be maintained in the portfolio or removed from it. If the recommendation is to keep the stock, the student also makes recommendations on whether to increase or decrease the number of holdings. Students also analyze stocks that are not in the portfolio and make recommendations on whether any should be added. The portfolio currently has a market value of $117,000.

Partners in Progress

"Partners in Progress" is the professional advisory group to Southeast’s Accounting Department and Accounting major. The group consults with faculty on program priorities and strategies to support student and faculty development and to encourage other alumni to play a role in ensuring Southeast continues to produce world-class accounting talent.

Student Organizations

Connect with a student organization to hone your skills!

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