2018-2019 Catalog (Current)

Accountancy

Degree Type: Associate in Applied Science
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose Accountancy?

An accounting education can lead to a highly respected and rewarding career. If you elect to major in Accountancy, you may prepare yourself for a variety of accounting careers in industry, government, not-for-profit organizations, and professional services.

Career Opportunities

More and more employers are demanding a degreed individual to fill staff accounting and office positions. This program provides a solid basis in accounting as well as the computer accounting skills that are critical to employers. An Associate degree in Accountancy can be just the thing to open doors for entry-level positions that provide excellent earnings potential.

Admission Requirements

New Students SAT Scores

  • 2.5 High School GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Two of the Three Criteria:
  1.  SAT ERW score of 450 or higher
  2.  SAT Math score of 500 or higher.  Placement in MATH 109/110 will be considered (SAT Math score of 480 or higher).
  3. SAT Composite of 900 or higher

New Students ACT Scores

  • 2.5 High School GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Two of the Three Criteria:
  1.  ACT English score of 16 or higher
  2. ACT Math score of 19 or higher
  3. ACT Reading score of 19 or higher

Transfer Students

  • Combined college or university GPA of 2.35 (on a 4.0 scale) from all institutions attended.  GPA based on completion of 12 credit hours or more.  Developmental courses will not be considered in computing the GPA requirement. 
  • Transfer equivalency for FSU ENGL 150 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT English score of 16 or higher; or SAT ERW score of 450 or higher; or Accuplacer English score of 6 or higher. 
  • Transfer equivalency for FSU MATH 114/115 or placement during the first semester at FSU which would require an ACT Math score of 19 or higher; SAT Math score of 500 or higher; or Accuplacer Math scores:  Elementary Algebra score 75 or higher and College Level Math 0-49. 

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

General Education Requirements

All University General Education requirements for an Associate’s degree are here

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives. 

Consult the Required Course above or program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.

Graduation Requirements

The Accountancy program leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core and related classes, in the major, and overall. Students must complete all General Education requirements of the degree as specified.

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 2028.
http://www.acbsp.org

ADA compliant checksheets are being developed for the 2019-2020 Catalog. If you would like to request an ADA compliant checksheet before the 19-20 catalog is published, please send your request to: 

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