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Accounting is the language of business and a challenging and rewarding discipline. Accountants provide vital information, analysis and insight about the value and performance of organizations to executives, managers, investors and other decision-makers.
The Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in accounting provides a solid foundation for licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), as well as career opportunities in corporate accounting, auditing, taxation, and management of business, government and nonprofit organizations.
Students may choose to continue their education with the Master of Science in Accounting or the specialized Master of Science in Taxation degrees offered by the Seidman College of Business.
In addition to courses covering each functional area of business, the accounting program covers the following topics:
A Seidman accounting degree provides a great deal of flexibility in career choice and career progression. Students may begin their careers as auditors, staff accountants, financial analysts, or consultants.
Accountants may progress in their careers to specializations within accounting and business, middle management, and eventually to executive roles such as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and/or Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
This undergraduate degree can be combined with a master's degree to save you time and money, and get you into the workforce sooner. On average, students save $8,500 in our combined degree programs and take up to four fewer classes than if earning the degrees separately.
You can even build your own combined degree from programs in different disciplines to further personalize your education and meet specific career goals.
The B.B.A. in Accounting at GVSU will develop the skills you need to land the job you want. Whether the skills are advanced or general, you will build a resume of qualifications that are sure to attract employers. The following skills correlate with those pulled from actual accounting job postings.
Each year, the Seidman College of Business admits a select few students directly into the business college as first-year students. This honor is reserved for students who have a 26 or higher composite score on the ACT, or a score of 1240 and higher on the SAT, and a 3.5 or higher high school GPA.
For students not admitted as first-year students, the Seidman College of Business's admission criteria require students to have
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“Understanding the basic foundations of accounting really helped accelerate my career.”