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Alternative Energy Minor


Accountants translate the numerical world and all of its intricacies to society at large. They are a driving force in helping companies run efficiently and realize growth by projecting assets and liabilities, providing auditing services and discovering ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues and improve profits. SVSU's accounting program prepares students to arrange, examine and communicate in the language of financial records. Students learn to apply their knowledge by specializing in assurance services, risk management or even industry. At SVSU, students receive an education from one of the top five percent of business schools worldwide—that’s partly why SVSU accounting graduates enjoy nearly 100 percent job placement. Accounting is challenging and engaging as students learn the intricacies of becoming both a business advisor and an information specialist through courses such as Executive Strategies and Policies, International Accounting, Management Information Systems and so much more. SVSU's accounting program dares students to dream beyond the books, whether they aspire to serve as CFO for a Fortune 500 company or become the executive director for Amnesty International—as a Cardinal, they are ready to soar. 

Cardinal Points

  • According to a recent survey, SVSU accounting graduates enjoy nearly 100 percent job placement.

  • Collegiate organizations! DECA is an international association for students interested in marketing, management, entrepreneurship, business, finance and etc. An SVSU accounting major received a first-place nod in the entrepreneurship category in 2019.

  • At SVSU, you’ll receive an education from one of the top five percent of business schools worldwide.

  • SVSU's new Scott L. Carmona College of Business & Management expansion will feature state-of-the-art technology such as analytics labs and a Bloomberg Trading Room, which tracks stock data in real-time.

  • ‌The Dean's Student Advisory Council (DSAC) is comprised of up to 17 student members who have an undergraduate major in the Scott L. Carmona College of Business and Management or are pursuing a Masters in Business Administration.

As an Accounting student, undergraduates will learn the fundamentals of a business foundation whether through pursuing a Bachelor's of Business Administration or Professional Accountancy. Both programs feature concentrated coursework in accounting which exposes students to a cutting-edge curriculum revolving around a business core, a number of business cognates and some specified and advanced accounting courses. Each degree is intended to provide students with in-depth preparation to go beyond the undergraduate level in accounting in order to excel in certification examinations or provide additional preparation in specific areas of accounting.

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Key Electives

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Complimentary Minors/Majors

Our Students After Graduation...


The Dow Chemical Company
Dow Corning
Mercedes-Benz USA
Outdoor Adventures, Inc.

Career Opportunities

Audit Manager
Accounting & Financial Services Consultant
Treasury Analyst
Consolidation and Reporting Analyst
International Tax Accountant
Accounts Receivable Manager

  • 57% projected growth for the employment of a wind turbine technician with a Bachelor’s degree through 2026. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $54,370 is the median yearly pay for a wind turbine technician in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • With a minor in Alternative Energy, graduates can fulfill careers like wind turbine technician, solar installer, clean car engineer, and sustainable builder.

Fully integrated into social networks, SVSU Connect is a valuable networking space dedicated to the community of SVSU students, faculty and alumni which cultivates a culture of helping and giving back. In addition to connecting with each other, students at all points along their journey can reach out to alumni mentors for guidance and insight into making the most of their SVSU experience and successfully transitioning into life after graduation.