Continuing Education

Continuing Professional Education for CPAs 

June 14 - 15, 2018

The College of Business is offering continuing professional education courses Thursday and Friday, June 14 and 15, 2018, in the Charcoal Room of the University Center. See course information below.

Register here.

George A. Gustafson Accounting and Finance CPE Seminar Series

Thursday, June 14, 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Accounting and Reporting Update for Tax Practitioners
Instructor: Dr. Trent Batchelor, Assistant Professor, NMU College of Business

This seminar summarizes the major changes of the Tax Reform Act of 2017. Focus will be on the implications for individuals and small businesses and partnerships.

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Practical Planning Strategies to Determine an Appropriate "Nest-Egg"
Instructor: Mr. Dan Kill, Adjunct Instructor, NMU College of Business

This workshop gives CPAs the knowledge to help their clients implement tax-effective investment and portfolio strategies for successful wealth accumulation and real after-tax retirement income maintenance.

Friday, June 15, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - Noon
Fraud in 2018 and Beyond*
Instructor: Dr. Stacy Boyer-Davis, Assistant Professor, NMU College of Business

The purpose of this seminar is to remind and refresh the CPA about the prevalence of fraud. Strategies to reduce the overall risk of fraud will be presented. This course focuses on what factors contribute to turning honest employees into fraudsters. Discussion will include integrity and ethics, as well as how people may react in certain situations. Internal control procedures will be reviewed and suggestions for updates to accommodate the digital age.

Friday, June 15, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ethical Considerations for CPAs in 2018*
Instructor: Ms. Carol Johnson, Instructor, NMU College of Business

In 2018, CPAs face enormous challenges in maintaining the high ethical standards of their profession. This course provides a framework within which to consider the ethical challenges facing CPAs and focuses on ethical requirements that CPAs must adhere to in their everyday practice, including practical examples of potential ethical dilemmas that practitioners may encounter.


*Content meets the MI-CPA Ethics Regulation Update requirement.

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The College of Business offers a variety of executive and continuing education programs to practitioners and professionals.  The College also designs and delivers customized programs to meet the continuing education and training needs of any professional organization and their members.  If you have questions, please send an email to or call us at 906-227-2947.

To learn more about other extended learning opportunities at Northern Michigan University, go to or call continuing education at 906-227-2102.  The continuing education and workforce development office is located at 204 Jacobetti Complex.