An Accounting degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead is a great choice if you want to be a decision maker in business. Accountants are in high demand as knowledgeable and ethical accounting professionals are essential leaders in helping a business or organization achieve its goals and objectives. You can accelerate your earnings and opportunities, save time and money, and be well-prepared for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam by adding a fifth year to your studies. The 4+1 MS in Accounting and Finance provides a seamless and direct pathway from an accounting bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree.
AACSB Accreditation ensures you’re getting the highest quality business program. Less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools are accredited.
Dedicated Accounting faculty bring a unique blend of industry and academic experience to the classroom. All Accounting faculty members have at least one professional certification in the accounting profession, such as CPA, CMA CIA, CFE, ABV, ASA, MCBA, and CEDFS.
Professional advising through your sophomore year. Upon admittance to the program, you’re assigned to an accounting faculty member.
Master of Science in Accounting & Finance is a fifth-year extension of the accounting and finance programs that give you the 150 credit hours necessary to prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. You can also obtain the required hours by adding on elective courses at the undergraduate level.
Accounting Student Success Stories
About ten years ago, the board of the MSUM Paseka School of Business decided to introduce a mentorship program. Rick Kasper ,who was on the board at the time, has been influencing the program and its participants ever since as a mentor, helping students set goals and make complex decisions.
Mary Jo Richard believes in finding places to volunteer where one can contribute both expertise and time. She has done just that as treasurer of the foundation board. Her professional background in auditing and accounting has improved processes for the quickly growing foundation.
CEO of Light Consulting & Coaching, Sarah West, and two of her employees, Kari Stenger and Drew Sannes, are taking their experience at MSUM and bringing what they've learned into their work at the local company.
MSUM’s Accounting program offers a unique and wide selection of learning opportunities outside of the classroom. Whether you call it engaged learning, experiential learning or just being adventurous, we hope you will explore the options that spark your interests, strengths and passions.