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Accounting

Start off your college adventure with the fundamentals of business through our Business Entrepreneurship Seminar for freshmen before developing the technical expertise and knowledge required for success in accounting, venture capital, financial planning and more.

Accounting B.S. in Business, Accounting Emphasis

Accountants are business professionals who work with others to identify, analyze and solve business problems. At Montana State, the Business – Accounting option is designed to help students develop the necessary technical expertise and broad-based business knowledge required for long-term success in careers such as auditing, assurance, tax consulting, corporate or non-profit accounting and finance, financial analysis, venture capital and financial planning. Montana State’s undergraduate Accounting program is specifically designed to help students experience a smooth transition toward entering the Master of Professional Accountancy program, ideal for if the student wishes to pursue their CPA certification or other advanced financial positions.


The Business major at Montana State offers three other Options Within the Major: Finance, Management and Marketing.

 

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Community Outreach
Senior accounting students gain valuable experience by providing free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for people in the Bozeman area – or even Alaska.

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Hands-On Experience
The Boardroom Bobcats program gives students the opportunity to gain practical experience with the nonprofit sector while offering local fresh perspectives.

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Prepared for Success
The Bracken Business Communications Clinic offers one-on-one coaching for students to improve their writing, interviewing and presentation skills.

 

 

Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.

 

Careers

Accounting students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Corporate Accounting
  • Nonprofit Accounting
  • Finance
  • Financial Analysis
  • Auditing

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available, including self-assessment and working with career coaches.