Career – what can you do with a specialization in accounting?
A specialization in accounting paves the way for diverse career opportunities and leadership roles. Our graduates are highly recruited by the best companies and firms throughout the world.
Our alumni become CPAs and often work for the “Big Four” accounting firms – KPMG, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte & Touche LLP and Ernst & Young.
Our students also work at regional firms, where they can make a significant difference in their communities – CliftonLarsonAllen, Plante Moran and corporations like Owens Corning, Marathon and Owens-Illinois.
BGSU accounting graduates often enroll in the BGSU Master of Accountancy or Master of Business Administration programs, completing their graduate degrees in one additional year.
Accounting is not just about numbers. It's about leadership and shaping the financial future of organizations, whether they're large corporations, nonprofits or even your own entrepreneurial venture.
Certified public accountants (CPA) take the lead in ensuring financial integrity for businesses. They often focus in the areas of audit, taxation or information systems. Corporate accountants play a pivotal role in guiding companies' financial strategies.
Students entering the BGSU accounting specialization complete general requirements (BG Perspective courses) in written communication, social and behavioral sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, humanities and arts and cultural diversity in the U.S.
During your second year, you’ll take introductory courses in management information systems, economics, accounting, statistics and business communication.
In your third and fourth years, you will complete the business core courses, such as management, operations research, finance, law, business in the global arena, marketing, the business core Capstone course and your specialization accounting courses.
The accounting specialization coursework includes financial accounting, cost accounting, auditing, taxation and accounting information systems.
- Accounting Information Systems
- Managerial Accounting
- Public Company Accounting
- Auditing Control
- Income Taxation
One of only 6% of business schools with AACSB accreditation, the highest accreditation possible
Schmidthorst College of Business Specializations
The flexibility to complete one or more of our 13 specializations distinguishes us from other universities – and gives you a competitive edge in the job market.
- Applied Economics
- Business Analytics and Intelligence
- Individualized Business
- Information Systems
- Insurance and Risk Management
- International Business
- Sales and Services Marketing
- Supply Chain Management
Premier entrepreneurship program
The Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at BGSU is one of 20 centers worldwide recognized by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
We weave entrepreneurship into all business programs and offer an entrepreneurship minor.
You can take courses in:
- Real estate entrepreneurship
- Women and social entrepreneurs
- Nonprofit and corporate responsibility
- Innovation and disruption
Top business leaders and entrepreneurs-in-residence bring real-world experience and expertise to our curriculum. A mentorship program connects students with alumni and industry leaders.
Thanks to an incubation program funded by alumni and supporters, more than $800,000 has been provided to student entrepreneurs to start their own ventures.
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
The Business Administration program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is in good standing. The Business Administration program, Accounting specialization, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is in good standing.
Updated: 10/23/2023 02:57PM