What will I learn?

Accounting prepares students for careers in public, managerial and governmental accounting. Public accountants are involved in auditing, in planning and in providing specialized advice on business problems, while managerial accounting pertains to generating the information needed to plan and control a company’s operations. Local, state and federal government agencies offer opportunities in governmental accounting.

Required Courses

  • ACC 250 Preparing for an Accounting Career (P-N)
  • ACC 300 Intermediate Financial Accounting I
  • ACC 301 Intermediate Financial Accounting II (Tier II)
  • ACC 321 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC 331: Federal Income Tax Accounting (Tier II)
  • ACC 341: Cost and Managerial Accounting
  • ACC 411: Auditing

Optional Courses

  • ACC 308 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
  • GBL 451 Law of Commercial Transactions

Which department am I in?

Eli Broad College of Business

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$41,330.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

2 September 2020, 11 January 2021

Venue

Eli Broad College of Business

Business College Complex,

632 Bogue St Rm N116,

EAST LANSING,

Michigan,

48824, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

If you attended a school that follows a U.S. curriculum, please use these guidelines. If you are currently in upper secondary school: Certified copy of transcripts for grades 9, 10, 11 and, if possible, latest available for 12. If you completed upper secondary school: Certified copy of transcripts for grades 9, 10, 11 and 12, indicating that a high school diploma has been awarded. MSU strongly encourages a college preparatory curriculum in high school. High school GPA is 3.5-4.0.

For international students

MSU strongly encourages a college preparatory curriculum in high school. High school GPA is 3.5-4.0.

Minimum English requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based test: score of 79 with no sub score below 17, Paper-based test: score of 550 with no sub score below 52, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Regular admission: Score of 6.5 or higher, Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) - Minimum score of 53; minimum sub score requirement of 48.

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About this uni

International students enjoy a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, as well as a multicultural student population representing more than 140 countries.

  • Top 100 global university
  • Top 25 school for undergraduate entrepreneurship
  • Based in East Lansing, one of America’s friendliest cities
  • Over 200 inspiring programs from 17 colleges