Whether you want to work in the corporate world or be prepared to earn your CPA, we have a program flexible enough to serve your needs.

Through courses and student organizations, you’ll have the opportunity to gain team-based experiences with real-world impact. And your professors will challenge you to recognize and define complex business problems, explore alternatives and effectively communicate successful solutions.

The accounting major provides training for careers like accounting information systems, financial accounting and controllership.

What Will I Learn?

•    Students will be knowledgeable about the business disciplines
•    Students will be effective communicators and team members
•    Students will be competent in the application of technology
•    Students will be knowledgeable about global business practice and managing a diverse workforce
•    Students will be knowledgeable about ethical principles and their application
•    Students will apply critical thinking skills to business situations

View the full list of program goals on the Hub for Teaching and Learning site.

Accounting Major Requirements - 21 Credits

  • Required Courses

    ACC 355 - Cost Accounting
    ACC 356 - Intermediate Financial Accounting I
    ACC 357 - Intermediate Financial Accounting II
    ACC 360 - Federal Income Taxation
    ACC 457 - Auditing
    FIN 402 - Advanced Corporate Finance

  • Choose One Course

    ACC 403 - Controllership
    ACC 416 - Advanced Financial Accounting
    ACC 438 - Advanced Federal Income Tax
    ACC 439 - Not-for-Profit Accounting
    LE 453 - Commercial Transactions

Making the Most of Your Major

There are opportunities to develop skills and connect with others interested in accounting beyond the classroom. Check out the Accounting Major Map to get a more detailed, year-by-year view of how you can learn, engage, network and prepare for life after graduation.

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Plan for Life After Graduation

  • Our accounting majors typically find employment in one of two categories, corporate accounting or public accounting. The Internship and Career Management Center offers assistance with job searching, resumes, interviews or graduate school applications.
  • Many of our accounting students pursue additional education, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license, or a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certification. Eligible students can complete the CPA exam preparation course through CPAexcel® at a significant discount, and even qualify to receive a 100% reimbursement.

General Program Information

Department Contact Information

COB Undergraduate Student Services Office
168 Fairlane Center South
313-593-5460
umd-cobss@umich.edu

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