Accounting Programs

M State's diverse accounting program options prepare you for a broad range of career opportunities.


M State offers multiple program options in the accounting field online and at its campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls and Moorhead. The range of program options means M State fits the needs of students with diverse career goals, from those who desire to prepare for immediate entry into the workforce to those with a goal of transferring and earning a four-year degree.

Career opportunities for accountants are broad, with employment in diverse businesses including public accounting firms. banks, health care, government agencies, non-profits and private businesses.

Accounting AAS 60 credits - Moorhead and online

The Accounting AAS provides the knowledge and skills to examine, analyze, interpret and correct accounting data for the purpose of preparing financial statements, budgets, forecast accounting reports, payroll reports and individual state and federal income tax returns. The program also includes computerized accounting concepts.

Accounting Clerk diploma 33 credits - Detroit Lakes, Moorhead and online

Learn to perform routine calculating, journalizing, posting and verifying duties to maintain accounting records and to prepare payroll reports and individual state and federal tax returns. The program includes both manual and computerized accounting concepts and applications.

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Rachael Buhr

Rachael Buhr

I chose M State because it was close to home, and I never really thought of going anywhere else. They have the Accounting program I was interested in, and I had always heard amazing things about the college.

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