Accounting Major

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Accounting careers have been staples in our economy. Even when markets have slowed over the years, accountants have remained in high demand. A business degree in accounting from Northern Michigan University provides basic competency in the functional areas of accounting and provides students with the minimum requirements to sit for professional examinations such as the CPA and CMA examinations.

There are three different accounting majors a student can choose.

  • Accounting Major
    This major prepares students for such career opportunities as certified public accountant (CPA), cost analyst, controller, financial analyst, senior accountant and vice president for finance and accounting.
  • Accounting/Computer Information Systems Major
    Expertise in accounting and computer information systems can lead to positions such as controller, cost analyst, director of information systems, computer programmer and systems analyst, to name a few.
  • Accounting/Corporate Finance Major
    Expertise in accounting and corporate finance can lead to positions such as certified public accountant (CPA), auditing, controller, and cost analyst.

Click on the above major to see the course descriptions and program requirements.

Why study accounting at NMU?

  • Personalized instruction from faculty
  • Small class size
  • Great local internship opportunities

Considering an accounting minor?

An accounting minor is a valuable minor intended to provide students with a good understanding of accountancy practices and principles. Students majoring in an area outside of the College of Business, but have an interest in taxation and accountancy often choose an accounting minor.

Click here to view the accounting minor requirements.