Accounting—BS

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Accounting at Michigan Tech

Students benefit from studying accounting at a leading STEM university through cross-disciplinary application led by nationally recognized professors. Accounting in the College of Business at Michigan Technological University goes beyond teaching procedures to focus on the knowledge and skills required to solve real problems for high-tech organizations. Michigan Tech accounting graduates are uniquely positioned to audit technologically based companies.

Add Value to Your Future—Data Analytics Concentration

Predict trends. Advise stakeholders. Solve challenges. Huskies in accounting at Tech have the opportunity to pursue a concentration in data analytics. Specialization in data analytics is increasingly important for professionals in the accounting field. The 18-credit-hour concentration equips graduates with skills in databases, data cleaning and visualization, statistical programming, and analytical methods using leading-edge industry tools and technologies.

Accelerate Your Start—MS in Accounting

Michigan Tech BS in Accounting students who plan to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam can earn the required 150 credit hours by completing an Accelerated Master of Science in Accounting in one additional year of study (four years undergraduate plus one year graduate). An MS in accounting paired with a CPA has the highest job and salary potential within the accounting field. 

Measured against peers, Michigan Tech accounting students earn the second-highest CPA pass rates in the nation and achieve the highest average score.

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Undergraduate, Dual Major in Accounting and Finance

The College of Business is Small Enough to Care and Large Enough to Lead:

  • Open to all majors, the Applied Portfolio Management Program—one of the top 50 student funds in the nation—offers experience on the trading room floor by investing more than $2 million of real money.

  • The Silicon Valley Experience is a one-of-a-kind spring break trip that transports Huskies to the heart of the tech business world to tour companies and meet with successful innovators, including Michigan Tech alumni.

  • Business students gain entrepreneurial experience on campus through peer collaboration with our Business Development Experience, creating and presenting a business plan for a Senior Design or Enterprise project.

Create the Future with Careers in:

  • Data analytics
  • Data visualization
  • Business and asset valuation
  • Financial analysis and reporting
  • Internal and external auditing
  • Professional consulting
  • Strategic cost management
  • Systems analysis
  • Taxation

Huskies Get Hired By:

  • 3M
  • Amcor
  • Caterpillar
  • Commercial Bank of China
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Justice
  • Ernst and Young
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Fortune 500 management teams
  • Grant Thornton
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • International, regional, and local CPA firms
  • Kohler
  • KPMG
  • Navistar
  • Nestlé
  • State Farm Insurance
  • US Bank

Tomorrow Needs Business Leaders Who Leverage Technology

Kappa Sigma Lota, the Michigan Tech student accounting organization, designed and implemented the annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program to assist with income tax returns for low-income families and students who couldn't otherwise afford to hire a CPA.

"Accounting at Michigan Tech was in a small enough environment where I easily got to know my professors, but was large enough to provide me growth and the opportunities that I have now." Jacob Mihelich '20, Accounting

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Student Learning Goals:

As an accredited business college, Michigan Tech assesses student learning to continuously improve curriculum and programs. Students in the College of Business can expect to achieve the following learning goals—which also align with University Undergraduate Student Learning Goals:

  1. Technical Competence—Ability to critically analyze and to achieve proficiency of information technology
  2. Global Awareness—Skill in emerging trends and ability to see global perspective
  3. Professional Know-How—Mastery of ethics and effective communication through coursework and professional business experiences
  4. Disciplinary Knowledge—Discipline-specific expertise as well as cross-discipline approach
  • 92%
    BS in Accounting placement rate
  • No. 6
    Michigan Tech Accounting ranks sixth in the state
  • $71K
    average starting salary
  • 55%
    CPA pass rate
  • Top Three
    Michigan Tech business students win at the CMU New Venture Competition