Top School for Accounting and Management Information Systems in the Country

Accounting program at BGSU is ranked #1 in OhIO

Bowling Green State University has a long tradition of excellence in preparing students for the accounting profession through top quality bachelors and masters of accountancy programs. 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 degree program at BGSU is ranked #1 in Ohio and is a target for the “Big Four” regional accounting firms as well as national and international companies.

The MIS 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.

Specializations

Business undergraduates can choose between three specializations:

Accounting graduate students can choose from among three tracks in the Master of Accountancy program:

An accounting degree from BGSU is a lifelong investment qualifying you for careers as a  

  • Budget Accountant
  • Controller
  • 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

Position
Mean Salary  
Accountant$65,100
Credit Analyst$64,000
Research Analyst$60,300
Staff Accountant$51,000
Tax Examiner
$60,600
  • KPMG
  • EY
  • Cardinal Health
  • First Federal Bank of the Midwest
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Marathon Petroleum
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Deloitte
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • First Energy Corp
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
  • Honda of America Mfg.
  • Owens Corning
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We want to thank the generosity of our donors who are supporting our outstanding faculty through establishing prestigious professorships. Congratulations go to the accounting faculty who have been awarded professorships.  
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BGSU business students are showing they've got the right stuff when it comes to running a multi-million dollar company. A team made up of four accounting majors qualified as a "Top 6" finalist for the 2015 Fall Capsim Challenge, a biannual competition hosted in the fall and spring that allows teams to run a simulated company. Read More

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