Accounting and Information Systems
Bowling Green State University has a long tradition of excellence in preparing students for the accounting profession through its top quality bachelors and Master of Accountancy Program. BGSU is one of only 192 (1%) 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.
The Department of Accounting and Information Systems offers students three specializations to choose from:
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.
Graduates from our program typically have jobs at graduation with an average earning potential of $74,000 to $129,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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 Student Extends BGSU Success in Spring 2022 Capsim International Global Competition
BGSU Schmidthorst College of Business student Jacob Barga recently placed fifth in the Spring 2022 Capsim Foundation Challenge. Jacob's participation as a finalist marks the 10th semester in a row a BGSU student has earned finalist status in this competition.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
Beta Alpha Psi Recognized as Superior Chapter for 27th Consecutive Year
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 for the 2021 – 2022 academic year.Read More
Updated: 01/06/2023 09:48AM