A Degree You Can Count On
Ferris State University's Accountancy program will give you the skill set you need
to enter one of the most in-demand and highly-compensated careers in the country.
The rapidly increasing complexity of the business environment has made the accountant
one of the most prominent, integral roles in any organization. Today's accountants
are leaders who are tapped into the very core of business.
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Accounting is unique in its relevance to every industry, as well as to nonprofit and
government organizations. Careers can be as diverse as forensic accounting, auditing,
cost accounting, and business consulting. Many with accounting expertise become industry
leaders in positions such as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chief Financial Officer
(CFO). The program prepares students for the Certified Public Accounting and Certified
Management Accountant exams.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 4 percent job growth rate between 2019 and
2029 in accounting and auditing jobs. The median annual salary for accountants in
2020 was $73,560 annually, or $35.37 per hour.
The Accountancy Program is as varied as the career options. Opportunities exist to
participate in real-world audits or other projects, for internships at CPA firms or
industry partners, and for international experiences through study abroad. Students
learn that accountants are problem solvers who employ analytical thinking, a methodical
approach, and objectivity.
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
ACBSP is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting,
celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. It is also endorsed by the Institute
of Management Accountants (IMA).
Ferris Accounting Association
The Ferris Accounting Association is a Five-Star RSO. Five-Star distinction is the
highest honor that a FSU student organization can receive. We go above and beyond
in providing a range of activities, community service programs, and leadership development
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