What will I learn?

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.

Learning Objectives

Throughout the business curriculum, students receive significant exposure to each of the College’s learning goals: Knowledge of Business: Students will have strong working knowledge of fundamental concepts in accounting, finance, management, marketing, information technology, strategy, and law.

Critical Thinking: Students will learn to effectively and persuasively assimilate and evaluate information to solve business problems.

Quantitative Reasoning: Students will be able to interpret, represent, and evaluate quantitative information and integrate such information into business decisions and recommendations.

Effective Written Communication: Students will be able to develop and organize ideas, adopt an appropriate tone, employ correct grammar, sentence structure and mechanics, use appropriate vocabulary, and correctly cite sources for facts, quotations and ideas.

Effective Oral Communication: Students will be able to develop and organize ideas, successfully employ technology in support of a message, speak extemporaneously with minimal hesitations and fillers, adopt an appropriate tone, use appropriate vocabulary, employ correct grammar and sentence structure, and manage presentation pacing and timing effectively.

Ethical Decision Making and Social Responsibility: Students will recognize the ethical and societal implications of proposed actions, employ decision-making tools to evaluate the ethical and societal effects of a variety of options, and make sound decisions in accordance with the analysis and evaluation of options.

Life-Long Learning: Students will be immersed in an environment that encourages life-long learning through extensive opportunities to learn in team settings and to develop effective team skills, to develop research skills to advance learning, and to strengthen critical thinking skills.

Which department am I in?

Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$28,264.00 per year
Start date

16 May 2022

Venue

Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship

Montana State University,

BOZEMAN,

Montana,

59717, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Freshmen will be considered for admission on the basis of their secondary school record.

For international students

Freshmen will be considered for admission on the basis of their secondary school record and their English proficiency. Applicants who can prove their English language proficiency and have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5/4.0 on a U.S. scale will qualify for admission.

English Proficiency Examination:

  • Internet-based TOEFL test (iBT): 71
  • Revised TOEFL Paper-delivered test: 56
  • Paper-based TOEFL test (PBT): 525
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • iTEP: 3.7
  • Duolingo English Test (DET): 55
  • PTE Academic: 48
  • APIEL: 3
  • English3: 58
  • EIKEN: Pre-1

Application Deadlines Fall Semester: July 1; Spring Semester: November 15; Summer Session: March 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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