Accounting option of Science Accounting The Accounting Option under our Bachelor of Science program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation towards the many career opportunities available in accounting.
Information technology is at the core of the Montana Tech accounting degree. This emphasis on teaching students how to both understand and use information technology sets our program apart.
A minimum of 15 percent of our required coursework is based in understanding information technology and directly applying it to solving issues found in the business environment. The accounting option opens up many doors for our graduates.
Our students are highly successful in gaining employment or in continuing their education. Students go on to accept positions in public accounting as well as positions in industry with for-profit and not-for-profit entities or with governmental organizations.
The accounting option requires credit hours for graduation, but hours are required to be licensed as a Certified Public Accounting CPA. We offer a full complement of accounting coursework allowing our accounting option to complete their CPA certification and become licensed.
General Education requirements 49 units 3. Note: the Upper-Division Writing Exam is not an option for business administration majors. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units varies 5. See advisor for details.
In addition, our accounting graduates are eligible to sit for other certification exams including the exam to become Certified in Management Accounting CMA.
We also offer unique accounting coursework in the area of oil and gas that may prepare a student for a career opportunity in the natural resource industry. Above all, students can be assured Business Department professors are both knowledgeable and committed to teaching accounting; we proudly count four certified accountants as faculty members.
Careers and Placement Information Graduates of the BIT degree are flexible and can easily move between technical, computer science and accounting option professionals. Graduates interested in seeking an MBA are well-prepared since all the prerequisite professional courses required for admission to an MBA program are met.