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Accountancy/Computer Information Systems

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose Accountancy/Computer Information Systems?

The dual major of Accountancy and Computer Information Systems opens up many opportunities for entry-level jobs. If you're interested in an exciting career combining information technology with business and accountancy, a degree in Accountancy/CIS may be for you. This natural synthesis of the two degrees comes from the dependency of accountancy on computerized software applications, and also the blending of the two fields over time.

Career Opportunities

The Ferris Accountancy/CIS curriculum is designed to provide students with valuable tools in Information Systems and Accountancy necessary to solve problems faced by businesses today. Students with expertise in both Accountancy and Computer Information Systems have high marketability, and are in high demand. The abilities to resolve the many and varied accountancy and information needs of business can lead to positions such as Controller, Cost Analyst, Director of Information Systems, Computer Programmer, System Analyst, and many other related categories.

Admission Requirements

New students: 2.5 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and two of the three criteria below: (1) English ACT score of 16 or higher, or SAT Writing score of 370 or higher; (2) Math ACT score of 19 or higher, or SAT Math score of 460 or higher; (3) Reading ACT score of 19 or higher, or SAT Reading score of 430 or higher.

Transfer students: Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended. GPA is based on completion of 12 credit hours or more. Transfer equivalency for FSU's ENGL 150 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT English score of 16 or higher; Compass score 70 – 100. Transfer equivalency for FSU's MATH 115 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT Math score of 19 or higher; Compass Algebra score 46 - 74 and high school Algebra with 2.0.

Exceptions for new and transfer students: Applicants not meeting the above criteria but having a 2.35 high school GPA and at least a 16 ACT in Math and Reading and a 13 ACT in English (2.00 overall GPA for transfer students) can be considered for conditional admission into a College of Business pre-program. Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business dean’s office.

Pre-program students must complete a minimum of 12 FSU credits (excluding developmental courses) with a 2.35 GPA; courses must include ENGL 150 and MATH 115 before being considered for admission into their program of choice. Students must meet admission criteria for their chosen degree program by the time they have earned 30 credits.

More Information:
Additional guidance can be found on the College of Business web page under the Admissions tab.

General Education Requirements

All general University General Education requirements can be found here: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/academics/gened/courses/GenEd-bachelor.pdf

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives: https://wwws.ferris.edu/academics/gened/courses/

Graduation Requirements

The Accountancy/CIS program at Ferris leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major and overall.

More Information

Accountancy, Finance & Info Systems
119 South Street, BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
231-591-2434

The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).  Next accreditation review is February 2018.
http://www.acbsp.org

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Business Core

Princ. of Financial Accounting
3
Princ of Managerial Accounting
3
Contracts and Sales
3
Integrating Experience
3
Financial Management 1
3
Business Information Systems
3
Applied Management
3
Quality-Operations Mgmt
3
Principles of Marketing
3
Introduction to Statistics
3

Major - Accountancy

Intermediate Accounting 1
3
Intermediate Accounting 2
3
Cost Accounting 1
3
Fed Income Tax-Individual
3
ACCT Systems and Controls 1
3
Auditing
3
Governmental Accounting
3

Directed Electives (300 level with advisor approval)    

6
NOTE:  Accounting, CIS, or combined Accounting/CIS internship highly recommended - consult with the internship coordinator.

Major - Computer Information Systems

Fund of Computer Info Systems
3
Database Design-Implementation
3
Intro to Java Programming
3
Web Application Development
3
Advanced Java Programming
3
Networking Essentials
3
Systems Analysis and Design 1
3
Adv Database Design-Implement
3
Database Administration
3
Web-Based Sys Develop-Implem
3
Proj Management Fundamentals
3

University General Education

The following courses are required as part of the University's General Education Requirements, but they also count toward degree requirements.
Communication Competence
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
English 1
3
English 2
3
Advanced Business Writing
3

Scientific Understanding

Lab Science Elective
4
Science Elective
3

Quantitative Skills

Choose One:
Quantitative Reason for Pro 2
4
or
Intermediate Algebra
3

Cultural Enrichment

Electives (one must be 200 level or above)
9

Social Awareness

Elective
3
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
Principles of Microeconomics
3

College of Business Additional General Education

Electives (MATH 110 or MATH 109 if needed)
4
Tech and Prof Presentation
3
Minimum credit hours required for Accountancy/CIS Bachelor degree
138
Be sure to evaluate the requirements for any professional certification with the appropriate state board.
Accountancy and CIS students must be able to demonstrate competency in ISYS 105 topics or take ISYS 105.