Academic Programs

The NMU College of Business has four different options for students looking to explore education in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense: 

  • Accounting Major
  • Accounting Minor
  • Financial Management Major

Where Accounting and Finance Can Take You

The career opportunities available to you as an accounting or financial management major are vast, and only depend on the competencies and skills you acquire through your academic work and extracurricular activities. Potential job titles for graduates of these programs include accountant, auditor, chief financial officer, loan officer, purchasing agent, and more.

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"NMU has provided me with an environment to grow as an individual and learn to connect with others. Through working with my peers and professors, I have grown more confident and social. The skills that I have learned have allowed me to interview with and receive offers from two of the Big 4 accounting firms. Without the class sizes and ability to interact with professors that NMU offers, these accomplishments would have been much harder to achieve."

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Accounting Graduate

Accounting Major

Accounting careers have been staples in our economy. Even when markets have slowed over the years, accountants have remained in high demand. A business degree in accounting from Northern Michigan University 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.

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Accounting Minor

An accounting minor is a valuable minor intended to provide students with a good understanding of accountancy practices and principles. Students majoring in an area outside of the College of Business, but have an interest in taxation and accountancy often choose an accounting minor.

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Financial Management Major

The financial management major provides students with basic competency in the functional area of financial management. The program provides students with an educational foundation that is needed to prepare for professional exams and national licenses in financial analysis, insurance, banking, and other financial areas. 

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Accounting and finance are great career paths for those who enjoy thinking analytically, working with computers and have strong attention to detail. In NMU's curriculum, students will gain valuable hands-on experience in their career field while learning from a team of highly respected faculty.

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