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.