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Accounting prepares students for careers in public accounting, managerial accounting, and governmental accounting. The public accountant is involved in auditing, in planning, and in providing specialized advice on business problems. The managerial accountant is responsible for generating the information needed to plan and control a company’s operations. Local, state, and federal government agencies offer opportunities in governmental accounting. Students can find information on accounting certifications/professional designations online.

2. Major Field Requirements: 2.0 Minimum GPA Required

  • All of the following
    • ACC 250: Preparing for an Accounting Career (P-N): 1 credit
    • ACC 300: Intermediate Financial Accounting I: 3 credits
    • ACC 301: Intermediate Financial Accounting II (Tier II): 3 credits
    • ACC 321: Accounting Information Systems: 3 credits
    • ACC 331: Federal Income Tax Accounting (Tier II): 3 credits
    • ACC 341: Cost and Managerial Accounting: 3 credits
    • ACC 411: Auditing: 3 credits
  • Optional
    • ACC 308: Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting (Required to sit for the CPA Examination in Michigan): 1 credit
    • GBL 451: Law of Commercial Transactions: 1 credit

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