Why Choose Accountancy/Finance?
Finance is becoming an increasingly complex and critical area in the overall management of all types of institutions- business and others- and for the individuals as well. The dual major of Accountancy and Finance provides students with an understanding of financial definitions, concepts, and relationships coupled with knowledge of the major concepts and practices of accounting. This unique combination of skills prepares students for a wide-array of careers in accounting and finance positions in industry, government, or not-for-profit agencies and enhances their opportunities for career advancement.
Graduates of this dual major possess an excellent foundation for future growth and career development. They are highly marketable and in high demand. Graduates qualify for careers as accountants, financial analysts, credit analysts, stock brokers, real estate agents or brokers, bankers, and financial planners or counselors. They are prepared to assume responsible, entry-level managerial positions in accountancy or finance.
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.
The Accountancy/ Finance 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.
Accountancy, Finance, & Info Systems
119 South Street/BUS 212
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.