Meet Business Needs Head-on with a Degree in Accounting
An accounting degree opens the door to a wide variety of careers - it is often called the ‘one-degree with 360 degrees of freedom.’ Michigan Tech accounting alumni include Partners in international, regional and local CPA firms—and real estate developers; members of Fortune 500 top management teams—and local entrepreneurs; IRS enforcement agent, and the founding partner of a law firm. An accounting degree from Michigan Tech is a sound investment in your future. Accounting job opportunities are expected to grow between 18 and 26% annually by 2014 according to the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Statistics.
Financial information and analysis provided by accountants play a key role in organizational planning, management and control, and is a key interface between organizations and external users such as investors. At the School of Business and Economics, you will learn more than accounting procedures. You will use your accounting knowledge to help solve real problems for real organizations, collaborate with faculty and fellow students, and obtain valuable experience through internships and cooperative education experiences.
Accounting in Today's World
Each day, accountants are called on to be business leaders. The rapid globalization and increasing complexity of today’s corporate environment and financial markets present accountants with a constant challenge to provide accurate, transparent, and understandable financial information and advice to managers, investors, and governments. At Michigan Tech, we meet this challenge head on.
Business Development Experiences
Our curriculum includes the unique Business Development Experience, which give our students the practical knowledge to succeed. The School of Business and Economics from Michigan Tech is the only institution that requires students to participate in the Business Development Experience in order to fulfill their degree requirements. This is our way of giving you the best opportunities to create the future.
Apply today and discover exciting opportunities that are available to accounting majors at Michigan Tech.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Earn an accounting degree and go into the following careers:
- Managerial accounting
- Financial analysis
- Financial reporting
- Taxation in accounting
- Internal and external auditing
- Learn both modern and traditional accounting practices; including software trends used in small to large businesses
- Keep accounting records for a student-run enterprise or a Michigan Tech Senior Design team
- Participate in a co-op or internship opportunities by working for an accounting firm while earning college credit
- Meet the prerequisites required for Michigan’s Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam