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Accountants are in high demand, typically earn incomes in the top five percent of the communities in which they live, and have strong upward career potential. Their roles in preparing and communicating financial information are crucial to decision-making in domestic and international businesses, the government, and stakeholders.
A Finlandia BBA - Accounting concentration offers a wide range of interesting career opportunities.
You will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of accounting theory and concepts and develop an understanding of the ethical and social impacts of accounting. Your career possibilities are endless as every aspect of society needs accountants. There is employment in forensic accounting/auditing for financial law enforcement, in a range of federal and state agencies, in major corporations, and in smaller businesses. You can use your accounting skills as an entrepreneur or for other entrepreneurs. You can take the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exam to upgrade your qualifications or continue your education toward becoming a CPA - Certified Public Accountant (Michigan law requires CPAs to have 150 college credits for licensure) at one of several Michigan Universities (Eastern Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Western Michigan University).
An accounting degree is also excellent preparation for law school and MBA and MPA programs.
Finlandia's accounting program includes the business core required of all ISOB students plus courses in cost and managerial accounting, auditing, tax accounting, and finance. Our experienced faculty includes active CPAs, CMAs and accountants who work with clients and involve students in actual case studies. Combined with Finlandia's liberal arts education, your Finlandia accounting degree will open doors to make your mark on the world.
Requirements for the Accounting Concentration (25 credits)
Required Courses (25 credits)
BUS 205 Accounting Systems (3)
BUS/ECN elective (3)