- Major Courses and General Education Courses
- Admission and Transfer Requirements
- Graduation Requirements
Why Choose Accountancy/Finance? - Program Spotlight
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/Finance, 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/Finance degree: demanding in nature, but producing highly sought-after graduates as well as being the only degree of its kind in the state. For those considering the CPA, unlike other universities, our bachelor's degree covers all of the content required to sit for the examination. We also offer several minors and concentrations tailored to individual areas of interest which can 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.
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 such 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.
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.