Why MTSU?

As a condition of graduating from MTSU, each student is required to take a Major Field Test in the semester that the student graduates.  This Major Field Test compares graduates from MTSU with a national norm.  Accounting students have traditionally scored above the national norm and the Department of Accounting has been recognized with an Academic Performance Award each year that the Major Field Test has been administered.

MTSU offers a high-quality accounting program that is well respected in the business community. Many different employers visit the MTSU campus each year to recruit accounting majors, and our graduates are employed in public accounting, industry and government. For more about campus recruiting, visit the Career and Employment Center web site.

The Department of Accounting is separately accredited by AACSB International and is part of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business. The Jones College is also accredited by AACSB International, the premier accrediting agency for business colleges.

You will be taught by highly-qualified accounting faculty. Of the 18 full-time accounting faculty, 16 have the highest degree in their field.

The Department of Accounting is housed in a state-of-the-art building. All classrooms are fully equipped with the latest technology. In addition, there is a staffed Business Computer Lab that is open 24/7 for student use.

The accounting program at MTSU is quite flexible. Classes are offered year-round, during the day and in the evening. You can complete your degree on a part-time or full-time basis.

MTSU offers accounting degrees at the undergraduate level (BBA) and the graduate level (MAcc). By completing both programs, you will be qualified to sit for the CPA exam in Tennessee and most other states that require 150-credit hours for certification. The graduate program is very flexible and can be tailored to meet the career goals of each student.

Class sizes are typically very small, giving you the opportunity to easily interact with the professor and other class members.

The MTSU campus is a safe and friendly environment with a diverse student body -- 54 percent female, 13 percent minority, and with students from over 70 countries.

MTSU is located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, the city that was voted the “most livable” city in the state. It has a population of more than 65,000 and lies about 30 miles southeast of Nashville. Murfreesboro is located in Rutherford