Academic Catalog

Accounting (B.S.)

The accounting program is designed to prepare students for professional careers in public, corporate, or governmental accounting. While stressing fundamental accounting theory, the curriculum provides thorough application of these concepts to practical situations. A student who is interested in sitting for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam or other professional certification should seek advice from the Chair of the Accounting Department or the Chair's designee. 

Admission Requirements

Students who meet the University requirements for regular admission are eligible for admission to the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for the bachelor’s degree must complete 120 credits including satisfaction of the degree requirements. All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic rules of the University and those of the Mike Ilitch School of Business.

The requirements for the Bachelor of Arts are the same as for the Bachelor of Science with the additional requirement that a student must attain a level of proficiency in a single foreign language equivalent to the completion of eleven credits through university-level course work or placement by examination administered by the University’s Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. In some instances, completion of the Bachelor of Arts foreign language requirements may result in course work beyond the 120 credit minimum. 

The major program in accounting employs a capstone course, ACC 5115, to assess students’ knowledge of the discipline. Students who concentrate in accounting must complete the following courses.


ACC 5100Intermediate Financial Accounting I3
ACC 5110Intermediate Financial Accounting II3
ACC 5115Intermediate Financial Accounting III3
ACC 5130Accounting Systems Design and Control3
ACC 5160Managerial Accounting3
ACC 5170Introduction to Taxation: Individuals3
ACC 5220Data Analytics and Technologies for Accounting3
Total Credits21
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