The Minnesota State University, Mankato Accounting Program is recognized for its excellence throughout Minnesota and the United States. Graduates of the Accounting Program consistently exceed the national average of first-time pass rate on the uniform CPA examination. The Accounting major is a professional program designed to prepare the student for work in one or more of three areas: public, industrial or governmental not for profit accounting. The department also offers minors in Accounting and Business Law.
The MSU Accounting Club works to promote relationships between students, faculty, and professionals.
Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals.
Minnesota State University, Mankato Student Center for the Public Trust (MavCPT) is an affiliated chapter inducted in November of 2017.
IRS-certified student volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. VITA is part of a national program.
With a BS in Accounting or 120 credit hours, opportunities exist in public or corporate accounting and not-for-profit and governmental work. Average entry level salaries range from $45,000, to $55,000.
With a Master of Accounting or 150 credit hours, additional opportunities include:
Minnesota State Mankato’s Master of Accounting program provides students with the credit hours necessary to become a Certified Public Accountant, prepares them for success in a dynamic job market and produces graduates with skills and abilities that will allow them to advance faster.
The Graduate Certificate in Taxation (GCT) program is designed for students and professionals who want a solid foundation of knowledge of the tax field.
The Accounting major qualifies students to make application to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) examinations in Minnesota.