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Accountants work in small businesses, large corporations, not-for-profit organizations, medical facilities, schools, all levels of government and they may be self employed.
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Accounting programs at MSU
MSU offers a range of accounting coursework to meet students' career goals:

What can you do with an accounting degree?
Accountants provide tax services, conduct audits, or provide financial or managerial accounting services. Some teach and conduct research at colleges and universities. Public accountants work with the general public. Management accountants typically work for a specific business.

MSU accounting students can apply classroom knowledge to real world settings through internships. Many internships are initiated by employers, but students may seek out and develop their own internship opportunities. Internships may be full time, part time or project oriented. All internships provide students with great hands on learning opportunities and some lead to offers of employment.

Career outlook
The employment outlook for accountants is promising and growing. Individuals who are proficient in accounting-related software and information systems, or who have expertise in specialized areas, such as fraud examination, often have an advantage in getting some jobs. Those with professional certification, especially CPAs, generally have the best career prospects.

Is accounting right for you?
Accountants are detail oriented and can quickly analyze, compare and interpret facts and figures. They have high standards of integrity. They are good at working with people, business systems and computers. They have the verbal and written skills to effectively communicate accounting and financial information clearly.

College of Business
The College of Business is committed to active learning and preparing students for careers in business. Our facilities include the Slaaten Learning Center, which features:

Course Catalog

More information
To learn more, visit our College of Business web site or Accounting web site. Better yet, schedule a campus visit so we can meet face-to-face and show you around.

Contact Information
Patti Fedje, CPA, Chair
Accounting and Finance Department
Phone: 701-858-3089, 701-858-3293 or 1-800-777-0750