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. Students learn directly from faculty who work with clients and involve students in actual 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.

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WORK HARD, PLAY HARD

At Finlandia University, accounting students are encouraged to test their knowledge of accounting principles while also explore the surrounding Keweenaw Peninsula.

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

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

ACCOUNTING IN THE NEWS

Nick Tobey Selected as Ponsse Intern for 2019

March 4, 2019

Finlandia University is pleased to announce that Nick Tobey has been chosen as the 2019 Ponsse Eineri Vidgrén Foundation intern.

“I’m excited to work with such a well-known and respected company,” said Tobey. “I’m eager to build international connections and learn business practices from an international perspective.”

Tobey, a junior majoring in accounting, learned more about the opportunity from last year’s intern, Haley Makela. Shortly after hearing about Makela’s experience, Tobey applied for the internship. Read more here.

Taking account of the accounting program with Laura Sieders

February 8, 2019

This week on Finlandia Fridays, accounting instructor Laura Sieders stopped by to talk about the accounting degree offered here at FinnU.

Following the standard requirements to be a CPA , the courses at FinnU prepare students to go into their fifth year of accounting and to go on and take the CPA exam The small class size sets the degree program apart from larger schools. Sieders mentioned she loves getting to know her students on a first name basis. Personal interaction and years of experience, helps Seiders make her students “more marketable” to their future employers. Read more here.

Badge earned for being named one of the Most Innovative College Business Departments

Finlandia’s business school ranked among most innovative small college business departments

October 1, 2015

Finlandia University is pleased to Finlandia University’s International School of Business has been ranked among the most innovative small college business departments by Business Research Guide. The ranking was published on the organization’s website in September.

Business Research Guide selected and ranked the top 50 from among the qualifying programs. Finlandia University was ranked 25th. Read more here.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  1. Global Perspective: Develop and demonstrate personal, organizational, and global ethical behavior.
  2. Communication: Demonstrate interpersonal skills in order to effectively collaborate with various stakeholders in the business environment.
  3. Creative Insight: Identify, evaluate, and apply integrated business competencies to various applications.
  4. ISB students will utilize experiential learning to formulate business solutions. Aligns with all five Finlandia institutional outcomes

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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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