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
  • 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.

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

Mean Salary  
Credit Analyst$64,000
Research Analyst$60,300
Staff Accountant$51,000
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  • 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

Schmidthorst College of Business Student Earns First Place in Fall 2022 International Capsim Competition

BGSU Schmidthorst College of Business student Reece Stammen, a student focusing on information systems, recently earned first place in the Fall 2022 Capsim Challenge.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi. Past Advisor Alisa Suelzer, Current President Kayla Musgrave, VP of Special Events Devan Harmych, Reporter Caylee Rieman, and Service Chair Florence Hayes.

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.

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Updated: 04/23/2024 09:03AM