• Accounting

    Accounting is the information science of identifying and communicating financial information to management and others for the purpose of making informed decisions. M State prepares accounting students for a wide range of career options.


Accounting

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Accounting

M State offers five different program options in the accounting field at its campuses in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls and Moorhead.

Accounting Transfer Pathway AS 60 credits - Fergus Falls, Moorhead and online

The Accounting Transfer Pathway allows students to students to complete an Associate of Science degree in accounting and transfer credits directly into an accounting bachelor's degree program at a Minnesota State university.

Accounting AAS 69 credits - Detroit Lakes, Moorhead

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. An articulation agreement allows transfer into the bachelor's degree program in Accounting at University of Minnesota, Crookston.

Accounting diploma 63 credits - Detroit Lakes, Moorhead

The Accounting diploma 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

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.

Payroll Specialist 33 credits - Detroit Lakes, Moorhead

The Payroll Specialist program provides the training to perform routine calculating, journalizing, posting and verifying duties to maintain accounting records and to prepare payroll reports and returns and employee records. The program includes instruction in both manual and computerized accounting concepts.


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Students with care kits they assembled

Students with care kits they assembled

 

Accounting students use skills to benefit the homeless in Fargo Moorhead

Dec. 11, 2017

Students in the Managerial Accounting class on M State's Moorhead campus created and delivered 100 personal care kits for homeless men, women and children as part of a class project in November.

The kits - containing socks, tissues, a wash cloth, soap, shampoo and deodorant - were delivered to the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, a charity that provides meals, rooms and a food pantry to meet the needs of the homeless population in the Fargo Moorhead area.

The class is taught by accounting instructor Nancy Stigen, who has spearheaded the class project for several years. Students, working in teams, started the process of assembling the kits by calculating fixed and variable costs, contribution margins, a break-even analysis, projected budgets and variance analysis.

The Business Professionals of America student organization on the Moorhead campus donated funds to assist with purchase of the kit contents.


 

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Degrees Offered Click on a degree below to view details

Accounting Diploma
Locations: Detroit Lakes, Online, Moorhead

Accounting Clerk Diploma
Locations: Detroit Lakes, Online, Moorhead

Payroll Specialist Diploma
Locations: Detroit Lakes, Online, Moorhead

Accounting Transfer Pathway Associate of Science (AS)
Locations: Online, Fergus Falls, Moorhead

Accounting AAS Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Locations: Detroit Lakes, Online, Moorhead

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Meet the faculty

Adam Baker

Accounting Instructor
Moorhead, Online
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Tom Gausman

Business and Economics Instructor
Fergus Falls
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Dana Haagenson

Accounting Instructor
Moorhead, Online
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Brian Keller

Accounting Instructor
Moorhead, Online
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Judy Patrick

Accounting Instructor
Moorhead, Online
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Kent Quamme

Business Instructor
Fergus Falls
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Nancy Stigen

Accounting Instructor
Moorhead
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Michele Waldera

Accounting Instructor
Detroit Lakes
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Marcia Williams

Accounting Instructor
Fergus Falls
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