Academic Programs Catalog

The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management

Department of Accounting and Information Systems

Undergraduate Program

The Department of Accounting and Information Systems provides a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in accounting.  The program provides an excellent foundation in accounting.  Students, who complete the program along with the offered government and not-for-profit accounting course, meet the State of Michigan educational requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in Michigan. 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting

  1. The graduation requirements of the University as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting.

    The completion of Mathematics 103 and 124 [referenced in item 2. below] may also satisfy the University mathematics requirement.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Accounting major is met by completing Accounting 301 and 331.  Those courses are referenced in item 3. a. below.
  2. The requirements of The Eli Broad College of Business for the Bachelor of Arts degree in the majors that comprise the Business Administration Programs.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. Major Field of Concentration:  All of the following courses with a minimum grade–point average of 2.00 (19 credits):
    ACC 250 Preparing for an Accounting Career 1
    ACC 300 Intermediate Financial Accounting I 3
    ACC 301 Intermediate Financial Accounting II 3
    ACC 321 Accounting Information Systems 3
    ACC 341 Accounting for Management Decision Making 3
    ACC 411 Auditing 3
    ACC 331 Federal Income Tax Accounting 3
    Students who plan to sit for the CPA Examination in Michigan must presently complete Accounting 308 (or its equivalent at another institution).