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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Accounting Information Systems | BBA


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Accounting Information Systems is a four-year program designed to provide a bachelor of business administration degree with a concentration in accounting and computer information systems. The program combines the coursework required for a degree in accounting with several computer information systems courses.

Eastern Michigan University is one of only a few universities in the country offering this unique degree. Accounting information systems majors who obtain this degree are well prepared for careers in a dynamic and ever-changing environment, where knowledge of both accounting and computer information systems is mandatory. Possible career choices include computer systems design, computer assurance services, computer security analysis, internal auditing, public accounting, nonprofit accounting, and strategic managerial accounting.

Upon graduation, accounting information systems majors who plan to become certified public accountants, certified management accountants, certified internal auditors or certified information systems auditors can qualify to sit for national certification examinations. In Michigan, CPA candidates can qualify to sit for the exam upon graduation, but they need 150 hours of education for licensure in Michigan. However, many states require CPA candidates to have earned 150 hours of credit, or possibly a master’s degree, before sitting for the exam. Be sure you know the requirements for your state.

The general requirements for the bachelor of business administration degree, the academic major requirements below and sufficient electives to meet the minimum of 124 hours for graduation must be completed.

Articulation Agreement | An articulation agreement exists between this program and at least one community college. To see a current list of program articulation agreements, please click here.

Learn

All business students at Eastern Michigan University are required to take a Business Core that provides basic knowledge in statistics, accounting and finance principles, information systems, law, management, marketing, operations management and business policy.

Accounting Information Systems majors take advanced courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, tax accounting, accounting information systems, and computer information systems. The courses provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to identify, measure, collect, analyze and communicate economic information to permit informed judgments and decisions by managers in various organizations and outside users of accounting information as well as design, implement, and manage computerized accounting information systems.

Opportunities

An Accounting Information Systems Major offers a diverse set of opportunities in all types of organizations: for-profit, non-profit, and local and federal government agencies. Accounting information systems majors may start their careers as an Information Systems Analyst, Information Security Analyst, Information Systems Auditor, Accounting Manager, Internal and External Auditor, Tax Accountant and Manager. Over time, Accounting Information Systems Majors hold senior positions such as Controller, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Executive Officer

Department Information


Accounting & Finance, College of Business

Philip Lewis, Ph.D. | Interim Department Head | 406 Owen | 734.487.3320 | plewis4@emich.edu

Advisor Information


College of Business Academic Services | 306 Owen | 734.487.2344 | cob.undergraduate@emich.edu | Make an Appointment

General Education Requirements:


For specific General Education requirements, click here  or print a General Education Worksheet  

Admission Criteria: 56 hours


Major Requirements: 69 hours


Business Core: 36 hours


Minor Requirement:


This major does not require a minor.

Program Total:


Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.

Critical Graduation Information


The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the on-line catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.

  • Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement.
  • Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
  • Complete a Writing Intensive (GEWI) Course in your major.
  • Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
  • Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
  • Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
  • Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
  • Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses; that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more than one major or minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
    • Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
  • Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; the internal review of such courses is conducted by individual departments/schools within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credits for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 must be reached in each major and minor. Only courses taken at EMU and those applied to a student’s major or minor will be used in the calculation of their major and minor cumulative GPAs. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)

General Education Requirements EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas; do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available in the General Education  section of the catalog.

Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.

 

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