Graduate School


For current Michigan Tech students, this program is also available as an accelerated master's degree. The Michigan Tech College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Accounting is the language of business. To succeed in the business world, you need to be fluent. At Michigan Technological University, we're immersing tomorrow's leaders in the language of success. If you're a self-motivated person with business acumen, strong analytical skills, and a zest for problem solving, get ahead of the game by earning your MS in Accounting with us. It all adds up.

What you'll work on

We will prepare you to step into the business world ready to compete and add value to a company or governmental organization. Our coursework-only program consists of 30 credit hours and can be completed in less than a year. It's a great fit for those pursuing a career in accounting, taxation, financial reporting, auditing, consulting, business valuations, or to complement a management or finance education. Plus, you can pass your CPA or CMA exam before you graduate.

Sample Areas of Interest

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

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Who you'll work with

Our faculty possess unique and diverse academic and professional backgrounds, ensuring that your academic experience in our program is akin to a professional work environment. Students receive ample professional networking and placement opportunities with accounting firm partners, corporate executives, distinguished community leaders, guest speakers, and alumni.

Faculty Spotlight

Joel Tuoriniemi

Joel Tuoriniemi

Director of MS in Accounting Program, Ed and Betty Robinson Accounting Fellow

“Accounting is the quest for quality, not quantity."

Accounting professionals do not worry about determining a quantity. Rather, they provide a unique skill set to provide quality information to an entity in order to make informed business decisions. Our innovative accounting curriculum focuses upon case studies, seminars, and data analysis to prepare students to make immediate contributions in a professional work environment.


Where you'll work

The MS in Accounting program is part of Michigan Tech's College of Business, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a symbol of excellence to employers. Accounting graduates have accepted specialist positions with Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, and Grant Thornton, as well as corporate accounting positions with Nestle, Caterpillar, Kohler, and General Motors.