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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)

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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

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Small class sizes promote experiential learning and quality internships at Finlandia’s International School of Business

October 05, 2022

Copper Country’s 1 Million Cups (1MC) allows entrepreneurs to share business ideas and get feedback before, during and after launch. 1MC community organizers like Kevin Manninen, dean of Finlandia’s International School of Business (ISB) and associate professor of Management & Marketing, offer valuable advice to presenters at these one-of-a-kind networking events. In turn, Finlandia business students benefit from the context and curricula shared by Manninen through an experiential approach and quality internship opportunities.

In addition to Manninen’s work […] Read More

Michael Stuber
Stuber (’22) joins FinnU Finance Department

August 18, 2022

Finlandia University’s Finance Department is pleased to welcome Michael Stuber (‘22) as their newest accountant. Stuber (Hancock, MI) graduated from FinnU’s International School of Business in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a minor in Business Management. 

“I am excited to be working at Finlandia University because it allows me the opportunity to stay in my hometown and be close to my friends and family,” Stuber said. “I am also excited to be […] Read More

Ethan St. Germain
Alumnus Ethan St. Germain joins Finance Department

August 02, 2022

Ethan St. Germain (’21) joined Finlandia’s Finance Department as an accountant in Spring 2022. St. Germain started his accounting career as a student-intern and work-study with the Finance Department during his junior year. 

“After graduation I worked for a cultivation and retail company. It was a vertically integrated rather new company called Ottawa Innovations/Higher Love. Being a new company in a new industry was very exciting, fast paced, and really helped me build my skills and gain experience in a broad […] 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 can recognize and formulate appropriate responses to ethical situations in both a professional and accounting settings.

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Faculty and Staff

Kevin Manninen

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

kevin.manninen@finlandia.edu

Mariana Nakashima

Administrative Assistant ISB - SCAS

Mariana.Nakashima@finlandia.edu

Laura Sieders

Assistant Professor of Accounting

laura.sieders@finlandia.edu
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