Accountancy/Computer Information Systems
- Major Courses and General Education Courses
- Admission and Transfer Requirements
- Graduation Requirements
Why Choose Accountancy/Computer Information Systems?
An accounting education can lead to a highly respected and rewarding career. Accountants routinely earn incomes that are in the top 5 percent of the community in which they live. If you elect to major in Accountancy, you may prepare yourself for a variety of careers in industry, government, not-for-profit organizations, and public accounting. Many accountants are self-employed and operate their own business.
The Accountancy program at Ferris is a professional, career-oriented course of study. Classes are offered which allow students to design their degree to fit their particular interests. Our graduates qualify to take professional accounting examinations such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Our faculty bring relevant academic and real-world experience to the classroom along with a spectrum of licensures in these areas. Whatever the course of instruction, employers laud the extensive level of preparation our graduates bring to the workplace.
Of increasing interest is our Accountancy/CIS degree: demanding in nature, but producing highly sought-after graduates. For those considering the CPA, unlike other universities, our bachelor's degree covers all of the content required to sit for the examination. In addition, we offer several minors and concentrations tailored to individual areas of interest which can also be used to fulfill the 150 hour educational requirements. For more information on career opportunities in this field, visit bls.gov and enter "occupational outlook" in the search engine.
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.
Accountancy, Finance & Info Systems
119 South Street, BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Next accreditation review is February 2028.
Accountancy/CIS - 138 Credits
Accountancy Major Requirements - 27 Credits
Directed Electives (300 level with advisor approval)