About

The Western Michigan University accountancy programs are part of the Haworth College of Business which is among:

The Department of Accountancy is housed, along with the rest of the college of the business, in Schneider Hall on WMU's main campus in Kalamazoo. The facility, named for founding dean Dr. Arnold Schneider, is adjacent to the Fetzer Center, forming a unique and outstanding business education complex.

Mission

The Department of Accountancy provides a challenging educational environment that:

  • Prepares students for careers in accounting.
  • Encourages faculty to develop professionally and intellectually.
  • Promotes participation in activities that support the profession, the University and the community.

Fast facts

Enrollment: Spring 2020

Undergraduate: 480
Graduate: 61

Degrees awarded 2019-20

B.B.A.: 110
M.S.A.: 21

Staff

Staff: 1 
Faculty: 13

Points of pride

  • 9 of 10 grads were employed or in graduate school within three months of earning their degrees. 
  • 9 of 10 grads had a job related to their degree and were satisfied with their job.
  • Western Michigan University's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi has received the "superior status" rating nearly every year since it was founded in the 1970's.
  • WMU Haworth recently reactivated the student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, which helps bridge the opportunity gap for Black professionals in accounting, finance and related business professions. 
  • Two accountancy students received highly competitive $10,000 scholarships from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in both 2019 and 2020.