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
When Kevin Hanson walked into Gate City Bank one morning in 1983, he didn’t know if they were hiring. He had graduated with a bachelor’s in finance from MSUM two days prior and opened a phone book just hours before to look for job openings.
Craig Weiss, as a recipient of a 2022 MSUM Distinguished Alumni Award, honed his leadership and entrepreneurial skills with nearly 35 years in the banking industry.
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.