This combined degree program prepares students for careers in public accounting, industry and governmental and nonprofit entities. Certified Public Accountants (CPA) candidates must have completed 150 hours of education before admission as members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and to be licensed in most states. The MS-AIS specialization prepares students to take the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam, the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam, and the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
The MS-AIS specialization prepares students to take the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam, the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam, and the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.
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. Students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to enter the public accounting profession, as well as high-level accounting positions in other organizations.
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 generally start their careers in Public Accounting Firms as Staff in the area of accounting, audit, Information audit, assurance services, consulting and may progress all the way to Partner. Other opportunities may include 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