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Welcome Undergraduates

The Department of Accounting and Information Systems in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, is home to one of the nation’s top accounting programs. For over 50 years, the Department of Accounting and Information Systems has been attracting bright, ambitious students and has been the state’s largest provider of certified public accountants (CPAs). Our undergraduate and graduate accounting degree programs are consistently ranked in the top ten by the Public Accounting Report, one of the lead trade publications for the accounting profession. Our programs afford you the opportunity to access world-class faculty and facilities while learning in a challenging and diverse community of scholars. The Broad School’s award-winning accounting faculty is renowned for its teaching, research, and service. In recent years over two-thirds of our faculty has received special recognition for scholarly activities. Faculty members are national and international leaders in accounting who will provide you with the depth and breadth of accounting research and knowledge needed in today’s marketplace.

As a member of our highly-motivated and dedicated student body, you will have the support, leadership, and guidance of our faculty, staff, and alumni.

You can rely on our award-winning faculty to provide a rigorous and challenging curriculum to prepare you for leadership positions in the field of accounting. There are numerous reasons to study accounting at MSU, here are a few:

  • An industry connected curriculum
  • Accounting majors are in demand and starting salaries are among the highest offered to business majors.
  • You can earn both a BA and MS in five years, satisfying the State of Michigan requirement for 150 credit hours for CPA certification.
  • The Eli Broad College of Business at MSU is among an elite group of target recruiting schools for each of the “Big 4” public accounting firms as well as for other national and regional firms.
  • Each year hundreds of interviews are conducted for accounting majors right on campus in the state-of-the-art Lear Career Services Center.
  • We work closely with employers to generate internship opportunities and approximately 200 students participate in accounting internships each year.

If you desire a career that provides challenging work assignments, professional gratification, and unlimited career possibilities, then a career in accounting and degree from MSU may be for you.

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