Accounting

Accountants are business professionals who work with people to identify, analyze, and solve business problems. Completing an Accounting option opens the door to a wide range of career opportunities. The Accounting option is designed to help students develop the necessary technical expertise and broad-based business knowledge required for long-term success in careers such as audit, assurance, tax consulting, corporate accounting/finance, not-for-profit/government, financial analysis/venture capital, and financial planning.

Students planning to pursue CPA certification or advanced financial positions should also complete the Master of Professional Accountancy Program. Students completing MSU's undergraduate and graduate accounting programs are in high demand and often have multiple job offers at graduation.

Accounting Option

Freshman YearCredits
FallSpring
BGEN 194US - Seminar: Business & Entrepreneurship Fundamentals*3  
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core12  
M 161Q - Survey of Calculus  4
ECNS 202 - Principles of Macroeconomics  3
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core  8
Year Total: 15 15
Sophomore YearCredits
FallSpring
ACTG 201 - Principles of Financial Acct3  
BMIS 211 - Intro to Bus Decision Support3  
ECNS 204IS - Microeconomics3  
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics3  
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core3  
ACTG 202 - Principles of Managerial Acct  3
ACTG 223 - Principles of Accounting II  3
BMGT 205 - Prof Business Communication  3
Choose one of the following:  3
STAT 217Q - Intermediate Statistical Concepts
BMGT 240IS - Business Research Methods
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core  3
Year Total: 15 15
Junior YearCredits
FallSpring
ACTG 327 - Inter Fin Acct & Reporting I3  
ACTG 321R - Acct Information Systems I3  
BMGT 335 - Management and Organization3  
BGEN 302 - Career Perspectives
or BGEN 303 - Professional Coaching Clinic
1  
BMIS 311 - Management Information Systems3  
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core2  
ACTG 328 - Inter Fin Acct & Reporting II  3
BFIN 322 - Business Finance  3
BMGT 322 - Operations Management  3
BMKT 325 - Principles of Marketing  3
BGEN 361 - Principles of Business Law  3
Year Total: 15 15
Senior YearCredits
FallSpring
ACTG 401 - Principles of Federal Taxation-Individuals3  
ACTG 410 - Cost Management Accounting I3  
Choose one of the following Accounting electives:3  
ACTG 420 - Cost Management Accounting II
ACTG 421 - Acct Information Systems II
ACTG 441 - Financial Statement Analysis
ACTG 498 - Internship (must be taken for at least 3 credits; counts as one Accounting elective)
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core6  
BGEN 499 - Senior Thesis/Capstone: Strategy Seminar  4
ACTG 411 - Auditing I  3
ACTG 415 - Government and Nonprofit Accounting I  3
Non-business/non-economics and general electives, and University Core  5
Year Total: 15 15
Total Program Credits: 120
*

Students transferring into the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (JJCBE), either from another institution or from another MSU department, who have already earned credit for a University Seminar (US) course must take BGEN 204 instead of BGEN 194US.

All business majors must be formally admitted to the Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (JJCBE) in order to enroll in all upper-division (300-400 level) option courses (ACTG, BFIN, BMGT, BMKT, BGEN, BMIS) and BGEN 499 Senior Thesis/Capstone: Strategy Seminar.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above; 54 credits must be non-business/non-economics rubrics (although ECNS 101IS, ECNS 202, ECNS 204IS, BMGT 240IS may be included); University Core credit requirements must be satisfied.

Any students transferring to the JJCBE must meet the JJCBE residency requirement.