Accountancy

If you’ve got a head for numbers, a major in accounting can provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for a wide variety of interesting careers in business, industry, government, nonprofit organizations and public accounting. You will learn to analyze and solve problems, think critically, communicate effectively and use information technology. The accountancy major also provides an excellent foundation for careers in government, law and education.

Beyond the classroom

Each year an increasing number of our undergraduate and graduate students complete internships with employers in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. Employers include the “Big Four”—PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and KPMG—as well as regional and local public accounting firms and large manufacturing firms.

As an accountancy student at WMU, you will work with a faculty coordinator to obtain full-time accounting related employment experiences. You will also be eligible to apply for several scholarships from firms including BDO, Crowe Horwath, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Plante Moran and Yeo & Yeo.

After you graduate

Recent WMU graduates with degrees in accountancy are working as:

  • Auditors
  • Industry accountants
  • Tax accountants
  • Corporate accountants
  • Internal auditors
  • Financial planners
  • Consultants

Among the organizations they work for are:

  • Certified public accounting firms
  • Financial planners
  • Private business and corporations
  • Law firms
  • Non-profit business
  • Government agencies

Where is this program offered?

  • Kalamazoo