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Accountancy/Computer Information Systems ACIS

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): Business

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 1 3
ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting 2 3
BLAW 321 Contracts and Sales 3
BUSN 499 Integrating Experience 3
FINC 322 Financial Management 1 3
ISYS 321 Business Information Systems 3
MGMT 301 Applied Management 3
MGMT 370 Quality-Operations Mgmt 3
MKTG 321 Principles of Marketing 3
STQM 260 Introduction to Statistics 3
ACCT 310 Intermediate Accounting 1 3
ACCT 312 Intermediate Accounting 2 3
ACCT 321 Cost Accounting 1 3
ACCT 350 Fed Income Tax-Individual 3
ACCT 431 ACCT Systems and Controls 1 3
ACCT 441 Auditing 3
ACCT 461 Governmental Accounting 3
*ACCT Directed Accounting Elective (300 level with advisor approval) 3
*ACCT Directed Accounting Elective (300 level with advisor approval) 3
Internship highly recommended
ISYS 110 Fund of Computer Info Systems 3
ISYS 200 Database Design-Implementation 3
ISYS 216 Intro to Java Programming 3
ISYS 288 Web Application Development 3
ISYS 316 Advanced Java Programming 3
ISYS 325 Networking Essentials 3
ISYS 330 Systems Analysis and Design 1 3
ISYS 371 Adv Database Design-Implement 3
ISYS 470 Database Administration 3
ISYS 489 Web-Based Sys Develop-Implem 3
PROJ 320 Proj Management Fundamentals 3
Communication Competence
COMM 121 Fundamentals-Public Speaking 3
ENGL 150 English 1 3
ENGL 250 English 2 3
ENGL 325 Advanced Business Writing 3
Scientific Understanding
Lab Science Elective 4
Science Elective 3
Cultural Enrichment
*Electives (one at 200 level or above) 9
Social Awareness
ECON 221 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 222 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Social Awareness Elective 3
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Additional General Education
COMM 336 Tech and Prof Presentation 3
*General Education Elective (s) (MATH 110 or MATH 115 if needed) 5
MATH 122 Math Analysis for Business 3
Minimum credit hours required for B.S. degree: 138
Accountancy and CIS students must be able to demonstrate competency in ISYS 105 topics or take ISYS 105.

Be sure to evaluate the requirements for any professional certification with the appropriate state board.

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 are 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 ENGLISH 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 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 HS 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 or Reading (2.00 Overall GPA for Transfer Students) can be considered for conditional admission in 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 Webpage under the Admissions tab.

Applicants not meeting the above criteria for direct admissions into a specific COB program, but still meeting Ferris State University admissions criteria, will be placed into the College of Business in the Pre-Business program until they meet the admission criteria for the program into which they desire entrance. Transfer student admission criteria can be found on the transfer student webpage.

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
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284;
Call (231)591-2434
or email AFIS@ferris.edu

The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Next Accreditation Review is February 2018.

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