Accounting and Information Systems
Bowling Green State University has a long tradition of excellence in preparing students for the accounting profession through top quality bachelors and Master of Accountancy Program. BGSU is one of only 180 universities worldwide accredited in both business and accounting through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the gold standard for top business schools. The accounting program consistently has CPA pass rates above the national average, is in the top 30 in pedagogical research in accounting over the last 12 years, and the top 50 in experimental financial research in accounting over the last 12 years.
The IS specialization at BGSU ranks among the best in the United States. According to BusinessWeek, it ranks #24 among all public universities and ranks #50 among all universities.
“Our Department is renowned for its passionate teachers and researchers who infuse cutting edge curriculum ideas and concepts with a wide variety of research interests to prepare students to excel as tomorrows leaders.” -- Terence Pitre, Ph.D., Department Chair
Business undergraduates can choose between three specializations:
An accounting degree from BGSU is a lifelong investment qualifying you for careers as a
- Budget Accountant
- Internal Auditor
- Financial Analyst
- Payroll Manager
With a graduate degree in accounting from BGSU you can become a certified public accountant or chief financial officer.
Majority of students have jobs at graduation with an average earning potential of $50,000 to $93,000.
Examples of Earning Potential
- Cardinal Health
- First Federal Bank of the Midwest
- Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
- Marathon Petroleum
- PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
- First Energy Corp
- Cooper Tire & Rubber
- Honda of America Mfg.
- Owens Corning
Schmidthorst College of Business Students are Fierce Competitors
BGSU Schmidthorst College of Business (SCoB) students extended their unprecedented success in the Capsim Foundation Challenge. Read More
MIS Professor McKinney Chosen for Prestigious Fulbright Program
Dr. Earl McKinney, a Management Information Systems Professor in the College of Business at Bowling Green State University, has been selected as a Fulbright Scholar to visit Austria in Spring 2021. Read More
Rising Senior Amanda Sahloff Selected for Prestigious Accounting Scholarship
Dedicated business student, Amanda Sahloff, was recently selected as a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) scholar. Read More
Schmidthorst College of Business Beta Alpha Psi Recognized as Superior Chapter
The Schmidthorst College of Business at Bowling Green State University is proud to announce that the Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the International Honor Organization for Financial Information Professionals, has received international recognition as a Superior Chapter. Read More
Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in Business Administration are expected to be able to:
Goal 1: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will demonstrate competency in business knowledge and its application
Outcomes: Students will -
- Demonstrate understanding of fundamental knowledge in accounting, economics, finance, business statistics, operations & supply chain management, business law, organizational behavior, marketing, information technology, management science, and global strategy.
- Demonstrate proficiency in using business-related software applications.
- Demonstrate competency in integrating knowledge across business disciplines.
Goal 2: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will demonstrate competency in applying appropriate problem solving, decision making and critical thinking skills.
Outcome: Students will -
- Identify a business problem, develop and critically evaluate alternative solutions, and make appropriate recommendations.
- Assess the outcomes of a course of action and make appropriate adjustments.
Goal 3: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills
Outcomes: Students will -
- Effectively write a business document.
- Make effective oral presentations in both individual and team settings.
- Demonstrate the understanding and application of teamwork.
Goal 4: Students graduating with a BSBA degree will recognize the ethical aspects of business.
Outcomes: Students will -
- Recognize the context of the ethical situation (economic, legal or cultural).
- Define the ethical responsibilities of business organizations.
- Describe the ramifications of unethical behavior.
Accreditation and/or Program/Cluster Review
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. For more information on AACSB.
The Business Administration program, Accounting specialization, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is in good standing. More information on accounting accreditation.
Professional Licensure (If applicable)
Bowling Green State University programs leading to licensure, certification and/or endorsement, whether delivered online, face-to-face or in a blended format, satisfy the academic requirements for those credentials set forth by the State of Ohio.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Business Administration program does not lead to professional licensure.
Requirements for licensure, certification and/or endorsement eligibility vary greatly from one profession to another and from state to state. The Business Administration program, Accounting specialization, leads to professional licensure. For more information, click here to learn more about professional licensure.
Gainful Employment (If applicable)
Under the Higher Education Act Title IV disclosure requirements, an institution must provide current and prospective students with information about each of its programs that prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.
The Business Administration program is not a recognized occupation that requires a Gainful Employment disclosure.
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- Individualized business
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- International business
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- Supply chain management