Accounting Degrees in Michigan

Accountants track the income and assets and perform financial analysis of businesses and clients. The often also provide services such as consulting on accounting systems and tax preparation and representation. Accountants typically have full-time employment, with potentially longer workdays during the tax season of January through April.

According to the 2012 U.S. News & World Report, the following are the best programs for business accounting in the United States:

  1. University of Texas--Austin
  2. University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
  3. Brigham Young University--Provo
  4. University of Pennsylvania
  5. University of Southern California
  6. University of Notre Dame
  7. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
  8. Indiana University--Bloomington
  9. New York University
  10. Ohio State University--Columbus

Learn more about accounting courses

Many accountants obtain, at minimum, a college degree in accounting. Mathematics and both written and verbal communication skills are important skills to cultivate while pursuing an education in accounting. Accounting students may encounter courses such as the following:

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Accountants track the income and assets and perform financial analysis of businesses and clients. The often also provide services such as consulting on accounting systems and tax preparation and representation. Accountants typically have full-time employment, with potentially longer workdays during the tax season of January through April.

According to the 2012 U.S. News & World Report, the following are the best programs for business accounting in the United States:

  1. University of Texas--Austin
  2. University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
  3. Brigham Young University--Provo
  4. University of Pennsylvania
  5. University of Southern California
  6. University of Notre Dame
  7. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor
  8. Indiana University--Bloomington
  9. New York University
  10. Ohio State University--Columbus

Learn more about accounting courses

Many accountants obtain, at minimum, a college degree in accounting. Mathematics and both written and verbal communication skills are important skills to cultivate while pursuing an education in accounting. Accounting students may encounter courses such as the following:

  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Managerial Accounting and Control
  • Fundamentals of Taxation
  • Contemporary Accounting Topics

Learn more about accounting career opportunities

There are four major types of accountants:

  • Public accountant
  • Management accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Government accountant

Many who continue into accounting after earning their degree must also obtain special certification and are licensed within the state in which they live.  The most common accounting certifications are CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and CMA (Certified Management Accountant), with additional specialties such as the following:

  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Certified Bank Auditor (CBA)
  • Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)
  • Enrolled Agent (EA)

There are many career paths available to accountants, as the field is utilized by private citizens, small businesses, large corporations and departments of government. If a career utilizing analytical and mathematical skills and data analysis appeals to you, considering an accounting education.

Within the accounting field, the national median annual wage of an accountant or auditor was up to $61,690 in 2011, with the highest 10 percent earning up to $109,870 and the lowest 10 percent earning $39,640 nationally in 2011 (BLS.gov, 2012). The BLS also projects employment growth of up to 16 percent projected between 2012 and 2020.

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http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/business-accounting/data/spp+10
http://www.bls.gov/k12/money01.htmd
http://www.mccombs.utexas.edu/Departments/Accounting/Course-Information.aspx
http://www.investopedia.com/articles/professionaleducation/09/accounting-finance-certifications.asp#axzz2Cts0ti7H
http://www.aicpa.org/Career/CareerPaths/Pages/CareerPaths.aspx
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Business-and-Financial/Accountants-and-auditors.htm

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Adrian College Adrian 1309
Alpena Community College Alpena 2058
Andrews University Berrien Springs 3221
Aquinas College Grand Rapids 2107
Baker College of Auburn Hills Auburn Hills 3702
Baker College of Cadillac Cadillac 1806
Baker College of Clinton Township Clinton Township 5607
Baker College of Flint Flint 5807
Baker College of Jackson Jackson 1813
Baker College of Muskegon Muskegon 5013
Baker College of Owosso Owosso 2911
Baker College of Port Huron Port Huron 1642
Bay de Noc Community College Escanaba 2203
Calvin College Grand Rapids 4224
Central Michigan University Mount Pleasant 26611
Cleary University Ann Arbor 818
Davenport University Grand Rapids 11606
Delta College University Center 10406
Dorsey Business Schools Madison Heights 184
Dorsey Business Schools Southgate 186
Dorsey Business Schools Roseville 400
Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti 22837
Ferris State University Big Rapids 13087
Glen Oaks Community College Centreville 1383
Gogebic Community College Ironwood 975
Grand Rapids Community College Grand Rapids 15212
Grand Valley State University Allendale 23464
Henry Ford Community College Dearborn 13983
Hope College Holland 3226
Jackson Community College Jackson 6173
Kalamazoo Valley Community College Kalamazoo 11113
Kellogg Community College Battle Creek 5553
Kirtland Community College Roscommon 1897
Lake Michigan College Benton Harbor 3740
Lake Superior State University Sault Ste Marie 2819
Lansing Community College Lansing 19465
Macomb Community College Warren 22081
Madonna University Livonia 4019
Michigan State University East Lansing 46045
Mid Michigan Community College Harrison 3918
Monroe County Community College Monroe 4433
Montcalm Community College Sidney 2717
Muskegon Community College Muskegon 4711
North Central Michigan College Petoskey 2770
Northern Michigan University Marquette 9358
Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City 4499
Northwood University Midland 4095
Oakland Community College Bloomfield Hills 24532
Oakland University Rochester Hills 18081
Saginaw Valley State University University Center 9662
Schoolcraft College Livonia 12148
Siena Heights University Adrian 2161
Southwestern Michigan College Dowagiac 2494
Spring Arbor University Spring Arbor 3965
St Clair County Community College Port Huron 4270
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit 5723
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor 41042
University of Michigan-Dearborn Dearborn 8336
Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration Troy 3195
Washtenaw Community College Ann Arbor 12068
Wayne County Community College District Detroit 20504
Wayne State University Detroit 32380
West Shore Community College Scottville 1352
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo 24433
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