Why MTSU?

  • High-quality accounting program that is well respected in the business community. 

    • Many different employers visit the campus each year to recruit accounting majors.
    • Our graduates are employed in public accounting, industry and government. 
    • There are over 100 firms who have recruited MTSU Accounting students. List of employers.  
    • For more about campus recruiting, visit the Career and Employment Center web site.
  • You will be taught by highly-qualified accounting faculty in typically smaller class sizes.

    • Most of the Department of Accounting faculty hold the highest degrees in their fields.

    • Smaller class sizes give you the opportunity to easily interact with the professor and other class members.

  • 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 24/4 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 Department of Accounting, Jones College of Business, and external sources award MTSU students many scholarships.

    • In 2020, MTSU accounting students were awarded over $150,000 in scholarships. 2020 winners can be seen here.
  • MTSU offers accounting degrees at the undergraduate level (BBA) and the graduate level (MAcc).

    •  By completing both programs, you will be qualified to be a CPA in Tennessee once you pass the CPA exam, have one year of experience and pass the ethics exam. 
    • Most other states require 150-credit hours for certification as well. You can see the 2019 CPA Exam Scores here.
    • The graduate program is very flexible and can be tailored to meet the career goals of each student.  We even have four one-hour CPA Review Courses built into our MAcc.  Our students do well on the CPA exam.    
  • MTSU Accounting students typically score above the national norm on the Major Field Test.

    • 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.
  • Safe, friendly, diverse, centrally located campus.

    • The MTSU campus is a safe and friendly environment with a diverse student body -- 55 percent female, 33 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 118,000 and lies about 30 miles southeast of Nashville. Murfreesboro is located in Rutherford County, one of the fastest growing counties in the country.