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School of Business

Accounting

A degree that is so much more than spreadsheets and calculators

Accounting is the language and foundation of everyday business.

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ACCOUNTING OFFERS LIMITLESS CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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.

EXPERIENCED ACCOUNTANTS LEADING NEXT GENERATION OF ACCOUNTANTS

Our experienced faculty bring to the classroom robust academic credentials and real working experience. You will learn directly from faculty who work with clients and involve students in you case studies.

 

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PERSONALIZED ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIPS

Internships play an imperative roll in the learning experience. At Finlandia, our small class sizes help teachers and students connect, communicate and plan their interests in a professional internship. Teachers place a focus on experiential learning tailored to the students’ career goals.

I really enjoyed the accounting program. Laura Sieders was such an amazing professor and she really took an interest in our work and our lives. I am fortunate that I will be leaving with such a wide knowledge of the field and hope to build on what I have learned later on.

Nicholas Tobey ('20)

Throughout all of my courses, Professor Laura (Sieders) shared realistic examples from her own experiences. She shared real world problems that had to be analyzed and solved based on what we learned in class. In college you read textbooks and do all kinds of assignments, but there is often no concrete experience or realistic problems presented for you to figure out.  That wasn’t the case. In a small university like Finlandia you get to have more time with a professor.

Terrance Fuller ('19)

If I had to select one opportunity that is helping me succeed, I would have to choose the opportunity to be a part of the BPA (Business Professionals of America) program. The reason I appreciate this program is because it offers the chance to make connections that will help with your career.

River Shumate ('22)

FINLANDIA FRIDAYS FEATURE: TAKING ACCOUNT OF THE ACCOUNTING PROGRAM

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WORK HARD, PLAY HARD

At Finlandia University, you’re encouraged to test your knowledge of accounting principles while also explore the surrounding Keweenaw Peninsula.

In the classroom, you will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of accounting theory and concepts. You will develop an understanding of the ethical and social impacts of accounting.

Outside the classroom, recreational opportunities in the area are tremendous. You have the chance to bike, hike, swim, fish and visit some of the most beautiful locations in Michigan.

Accounting in the News

FinnU Overview Episode 2: What’s there to do in Hancock, anyway?

April 08, 2021

In their second episode, FinnU Overview hosts and International School of Business students Jakob Vettori (Marketing) and Joe Watson (Accounting) make the case for staying in the Keweenaw over the summer. The pair also highlighted Finlandia Hall as the ‘Building of the Week’ and talked about the amenities it provides students, as well as #CrushCOVID Week, happening now.

“In the summer you can go on a hike and see the views,” said Vettori about Hungarian Falls. […] Read More

Business students to present at next XES Helsinki Testing Day event

March 29, 2021

The next XES Helsinki entrepreneur presentations will be held on Wednesday, March 31st at 9am EDT. Three innovative entrepreneurs from the Helsinki, Finland area and one group of Finlandia students will give short presentations on their businesses and receive feedback from a panel of experts from the US. Everyone is welcome to join this exciting free trans-Atlantic event! Register to attend here. We are pleased to welcome Tom Adolphs, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at Finlandia, as a panel member.     One […] Read More

Finlandia Fridays Welcomes FinnU Overview to Finlandia Podcast Network

March 26, 2021

This week on Finlandia Fridays, International School of Business students Jakob Vettori (Marketing) and Joseph Watson (Accounting) talk about their new student-run podcast, FinnU Overview.

Vettori and Watson talk about how a business class project led to this exciting opportunity to be featured on the official Finlandia University Podcast Network after being discovered by Finlandia Fridays host, Olivia Myers. The pair, who are both originally from Hancock, hope the new student-run podcast will provide insight into […] Read More

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree program, International School of Business graduates will be able to do the following:

  1. Students will demonstrate appropriate mastery of knowledge in the major disciplines of Accounting: financial accounting, cost accounting, federal income taxation, and auditing.
  2. Students will be able to evaluate economic situations for accounting relevance, and formulate appropriate solutions or conclusions.
  3. Students can effectively communicate accounting information at a level appropriate to the financial acumen of the audience.
  4. Students cab recognize and formulate appropriate responses to ethical situations in both a professional and accounting settings.

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Faculty and Staff

Eli Karttunen

Adjunct Instructor of Accounting

eli.karttunen@finlandia.edu

Kevin Manninen

Dean, International School of Business Associate Professor of Management & Marketing

kevin.manninen@finlandia.edu

Laura Sieders

Instructor of Accounting

laura.sieders@finlandia.edu
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