This major provides basic competency in the functional areas of accounting and provides students with the minimum requirements to sit for professional examinations such as the CPA and CMA examinations. This major prepares students for such career opportunities as certified public accountant (CPA), cost analyst, controller, financial analyst, senior accountant, and vice president for finance and accounting.

Students must obtain a 2.00 GPA in their (combined) business core and major courses as well as a 2.00 cumulative Northern Michigan University GPA.

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Total Credits Required 120
General Education
Business Core*32
ACT 230 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting4
ACT 240 Fundamentals of Managerial Accounting4
FIN 351 Financial Management I4
MGT 221 Legal Environment of Business4
MGT 240 Organizational Behavior and Management4
MGT 325 Operations Management4
MGT 344 Managerial Communication4
MKT 230 Introduction to Marketing4
ACT 301 Financial Accounting I4
ACT 302 Financial Accounting II4
ACT 311 Cost Accounting4
ACT 321 Federal Income Taxation4
ACT 331 Accounting Information Systems4
ACT 403 Accounting III2
ACT 441 Auditing4
ACT 422 Advanced Federal Taxation 4
ACT 482 Accounting for Government and Non-Profit Enterprises2
CIS 222 Quantitative Business Problem Solving4
Required Upper Division (300-400 Level) Business Elective Course4
Select from courses within the College of Business. 
College of Business Core Courses will not count. 
     Recommended upper division courses: 
MGT 436 Strategic Management (4 cr.) 
CIS 410 CIS Analytics for Decision Support (4 cr.) 
CIS 422 Data Mining (4 cr.) 
Other Required Courses8-12
DATA 109 Introduction to Statistics [QUAR]4
EC 201 Microeconomic Principles [SCII]4
MA 111 College Algebra [QUAR] or4
MA 113 Finite Mathematics [QUAR] or 
MA 115 Precalculus (4 cr.) [QUAR] or
MA 161 Calculus I (4 cr.) [QUAR] or
     Proctored math placement score of MA 115 or above** 
Recommended General Elective Courses 
Courses listed below are recommended but not required: 
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychological Science [SCII] (4 cr.) 
SO 101 Introductory Sociology [PERS] (4 cr.); or 
SO 113 Social Problems (4 cr.) [PERS]

*Courses in business core cannot be double counted toward another major or minor.

**Students who meet this requirement through the proctored math placement test can work with their adviser to attain a credit waiver for the missing 4 credits.