The intent of the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Master of Science in Taxation 150 hrs program is to develop tax professionals who are prepared to serve in the public and private sectors with a broad understanding of compliance, planning and policy elements of tax practice, who are highly skilled in the technological advances in the tax environment, and who are committed to the ethical and legal standards that govern the practice of tax.
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 majors take advanced courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, tax accounting, accounting information systems, governmental accounting, and internal auditing. 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. The combined BBA-MS (Taxation) program is designed for individuals interested in developing their understanding of technical aspects of tax planning, tax compliance, and tax policy along with the legal and ethical issues that govern tax practice.
An Accounting Major offers a diverse set of opportunities in all types of organizations: for-profit, non-profit, and local and federal government agencies. Accounting majors generally start their careers in Public Accounting Firms as Staff Accountant and may progress all the way to Partner. Other opportunities may include Tax Accountants and Managers, International Tax Manager/Consultant, Director of Tax, Accounting Manager, Internal and External Auditor, Information Systems Analyst. Over time, Accounting Majors hold senior positions such as Partner, Controller, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Executive Officer.