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Accounting, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #93 (WUR) , MI,
This field is for students interested in a career in public, managerial or governmental accounting. Public accountants are involved in auditing, planning and providing specialized advice on business problems. Managerial accountants are responsible for generating the information needed to plan and control a company's operations. 

About

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU as having the No. 12 undergraduate program in accounting in the nation. The program is Michigan's largest educator of certified public accountants and is endorsed by the Institute of Management Accountants.

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

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Preparing for an Accounting Career
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Cost and Managerial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Federal Income Tax Accounting

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Complete MSU’s application for admission online, including the required personal statement.
  • Pay the $75 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Request that all secondary schools, colleges or universities attended and examination boards send original or attested copies of all transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets and certificates directly to Michigan State University in an official, sealed envelope.
  • Have the testing agency (TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, MSUELT or MELAB accepted).
  • International students are encouraged, though not required, to submit SAT or ACT scores.
  • Do not send letters of recommendation, photographs, portfolios or additional personal essays.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39461 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39461 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39461 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39461 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    14516 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14516 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for East Lansing

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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