There’s more to accounting degrees than just numbers. There are personal connections that lead to experiences and opportunities that define your future success. And one accounting program stands out for delivering beyond expectations.
Michigan State University’s nationally recognized accounting degrees, offered through our Department of Accounting and Information Systems, position you for extraordinary success.
Our renowned faculty understand the skills needed in the ever-changing fields of accounting and information systems. They equip you with competencies to keep you at the forefront of the industry. And alumni, employer and student connections broaden your horizons in the world of business accounting.
Whether you choose accounting degrees at the undergraduate, graduate or doctoral level, you’ll be equipped with the relevant knowledge, skills and unrivaled professionalism to propel your accounting future forward.
For more than 50 years, MSU’s Department of Accounting and Information Systems has attracted bright, ambitious students — and serves as Michigan’s largest provider of certified public accountants (CPAs).
Our AACSB-accredited accounting degrees prepare you for a successful and rewarding future. Even in challenging economic times, accountants typically enjoy a strong job market, and starting salaries are usually among the top salaries offered to college graduates.
By working with alumni in the field, our faculty bring the latest workplace scenarios into the classroom to enhance your knowledge and problem-solving skills. They also serve as experts in the fields of corporate governance and control, tax, information systems and analytics, auditing, business valuation, regulation and public policy, and managerial decision-making. They pass their valuable knowledge in these growing fields right to you — giving you a leg up on the competition. It’s just one of the reasons why our undergraduate and graduate accounting programs are consistently ranked highly by the Public Accounting Report.
Prepare to become a leading researcher and educator at top research universities with our competitive Ph.D. in Accounting program. Specializations include audit, financial accounting, managerial accounting and tax.Explore Program
Dive deep into the world of information systems by working with expert faculty who are nationally renowned for their publications, editorial positions, research grant funding and community leadership.Explore Program
Master the technical knowledge, critical thinking skills and global mindset needed for a successful accounting career with our STEM-designated M.S. in Accounting. Choose from specializations in taxation, information systems, public and corporate accounting, and transaction services — and prepare to sit for the CPA or CMA exam.Explore Program
Learn how to excel in accounting and financial management careers within public accounting, corporations, government and not-for-profit organizations. Courses count toward the education requirements of professional certifications such as the CPA and CMA.Explore Program
Discover how to use big data and analytics to solve business accounting problems in this STEM-designated program. You’ll experience corporate projects each semester to focus on business strategy, applied statistics and data mining to gain real-world experience and professional partnerships.Explore Program
Learn the basics of accounting and get ready to succeed in a career in public, managerial and governmental accounting. Our B.A. in Accounting provides an excellent foundation for aspiring entrepreneurs and serves as strong preparation for pre-law majors.Explore Program
Enhance your business skills with a graduate certificate that offers an alternative pathway to meet professional requirements. Certificates are available in Accounting and Data Analytics, Accounting for Management Decision Making, Taxation, and Transaction Services.Explore Programs
MSU’s accounting programs are consistently ranked among the top in the nation. That’s because of our expert faculty who are leaders in the field of business accounting and information systems. They use their knowledge and experience to cultivate yours. Here, you literally learn from the best.
Our information systems and accounting faculty have expertise in the areas of:
Financial accounting, to bridge the gap between accounting information and capital markets
Audit functions, which provide assurance of the accounting information released by the firm to the capital markets
Managerial accounting, which provides and interprets information that helps business leaders make sound decisions
Governance, including metrics and controls related to board diversity, corruption and bribery, business ethics, compensation policies and general risk tolerance
Tax, understanding tax liabilities and penalty avoidance
Information systems that collect, store and generate accounting information
In the fast-paced world of information systems, faculty show you how to use big data and analytics to solve real business problems. Through corporate partnerships, you’ll focus on business strategy, applied statistics and data mining to make decisions that improve business functions. Our professors — who are nationally known for their publications, editorial positions, research grant funding and community leadership — support you as you take your learning to the next level.
Learn more about the people behind our accounting and information systems programs.
Our vision is to be a global leader in creating and disseminating expertise in making business happen.
Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge in accounting and information systems through collaborative relationships.
Collaborations among communities of:
To achieve our vision and mission, we stay actively engaged with our networks of accounting alumni and other friends at Broad. We want to stay in touch to know all the great ways Spartans are making business happen and build mutually beneficial relationships that can connect employers with our accounting students.
We are also extremely grateful for the philanthropic support that helps us sustain excellence. The department proudly recognizes the generous alumni, friends and organizations that support the department and allow us to continually enhance our efforts.
The Accounting and Information Systems External Advisory Board is composed of leaders in the field of accounting. They hold positions in public accounting, industry, government and academia, giving them unique insight into the role our department plays in shaping the accounting profession. We rely on their guidance, advice and feedback to ensure our accounting degrees are relevant, in-demand and attainable.