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Accountancy/Finance ACCF

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 450 Federal Income Tax-Corp 3
ACCT 461 Governmental Accounting 3
FINC 300 Mathematics of Finance 3
FINC 312 Financial Markets-Institutions 3
FINC 323 Financial Management 2 3
FINC 451 Investment Principles 3
FINC 452 Financial Modeling 3
FINC 465 Problems in Finance 3
INTB 440 International Finance 3
ISYS 200 Database Design-Implementation 3
STQM 322 Inferential Statistics 3
*ELECTIVES: Directed 300 level or above Business (see advisor). Internship highly recommended (ACCT 491 or FINC 491) 5-6
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 3/4
Quantitative Skills
MATH 115 Intermediate Algebra 3
* If MATH ACT is 24+, replace with a general education elective.
Cultural Enrichment
* Electives (one must be 200 level or above and one must meet the race, ethnicity and gender requirement.) 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
MATH 122 Math Analysis for Business 3
*Choose one: COMM 221 or
COMM 310 or
COMM 332
*Choose one: ECON 321 or
ECON 331 or
ECON 431
*Choose one: GEOG 100 or
PSYC 150 or
SOCY 121
PSYC 150 or SOCY 121 can be chosen only if one of the cultural enrichment electives meets the global consciousness requirement.
Minimum credit hours required for BS degree: 135
Accountancy and Finance 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/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.

Career Opportunities

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.

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/ 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.

More Information

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.

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