The Accounting Department is committed to the development of broadly
educated individuals who will actively contribute to their profession,
community and society. As professionals in business and not-for-profit
organizations, graduates will be able to think analytically, communicate
clearly, research effectively, and work cooperatively with others. The liberal
arts and career oriented focus of the Accounting curriculum provide students
with the specialized knowledge to understand the necessity of efficient and
effective managerial practices in an ethical environment.
Accounting majors may choose between two degree programs. The first is a dual Business and Accounting major that may be completed within the traditional 124 credit hours; graduates earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. The second option meets the academic qualifications for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure in Michigan. The program totals 150 credit hours, and graduates earn a Bachelor in Professional Accountancy degree.
Students will have opportunities for internships and field experiences which
will help to develop and define their long-term goals. This integration of
academic and work experience will prepare students for graduate school or
careers in a variety of organizations.