Bachelor’s in Accountancy


When you study accountancy at Western Michigan, you’re getting an elite education that prepares you for a powerful future. Don't just take it from us, the accountancy degree program at Western continues to be the best in the nation, landing among less than 2% of the world's schools offering business degree programs that hold supplemental AACSB accounting accreditation.

Through challenging courses, experiential learning and outstanding faculty support, you'll earn a bachelor’s degree that is anything but ordinary. And with an expansive list of resources for career and exam prep, plus easy access to a worldwide professional network, you'll graduate ready to take your place as a leader in the field of accountancy.

Pride points

  • 99% of accountancy graduates are working or continuing their education quickly after earning their degree

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  • 100% of accountancy graduates participated in experience-driven learning while earning their degree

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  • 98% of accountancy graduates working full time have a job related to their degree

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The numbers don't lie: An accountancy degree from Western is worth it

You have a professional advantage when you graduate with a B.B.A. in Accountancy at WMU because of the versatility of your degree and the rigorous, proven track record that has an elite national reputation. Past students have focused their accounting endeavors in the world of business, government, nonprofits, public accounting and more.

Recent WMU graduates with a Bachelor of Business Administration in accountancy have titles such as:

  • Auditor
  • Industry accountant
  • Tax accountant
  • Corporate accountant
  • Internal auditor
  • Financial planner
  • Consultant

 Some of the organizations they work for are:

  • BDO
  • Charles River Laboratories
  • Comcast
  • Crowe
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Dell Technologies
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Parker Hannifin
  • Plante Moran
  • PNC
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Stellantis

Learning that launches your career

Through ambitious courses combined with award-winning faculty, you'll get a solid background in business practices to launch your career in public accounting, financial planning, consulting and beyond.

You will learn to analyze and solve problems, think critically, communicate effectively and use information technology. Our accountancy major also provides an excellent foundation for careers in government, law and education in addition to public and corporate accounting.

Because potential employers value hands-on, real-world experience, we give you ample opportunities to participate in experiential learning through resources at the Zhang Career Center. Our advisors will help you find accounting internships as well as ways to participate in our many honor societies and University business clubs, including our co-ed organization for financial and business students Beta Alpha Psi, National Association of Black Accountants and the Accounting Club. These organizations will help you establish professional contacts and participate in a wealth of career-enhancing programs.


Are scholarships available?

Are scholarships available?

Yes. We offer a variety of scholarships for accountancy students based on merit and financial need.

What have other accountancy students achieved?

Does this program meet the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants requirements?

Absolutely. Before you graduate, you'll have the opportunity to meet the 150+ credit hours requirement for certification by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and licensing for the state of Michigan. To reach 150 credits, you can dual enroll in our graduate program while finishing up your B.B.A.

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