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. Governmental accountants review financial documentation, such as audits of tax accounts, for the government and its taxpayers.

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.

Uncommon Pursuits.

Graduates in accounting pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand an aptitude for math and the ability to interpret, compare and analyze facts and figures quickly.

Alumni work at:

  • Plante Moran
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Deloitte
  • General Motors

Alumni work as:

  • Accounting associates
  • Assurance associates
  • Auditors
  • Tax accountants

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