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Accounting Degree Programs

This is one of Michigan's high-demand, top careers

SVSU > The Scott L. Carmona College of Business > Accounting, Law, and Finance


Accounting students forge their own paths and tailor their education to meet their goals and career aspirations by selecting either the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting (BBA) degree or the Bachelor of Professional Accountancy (BPA) degree. With nearly 100 percent job placement, either option is a strong foundation for a successful career. Both programs include the same comprehensive fundamentals in accounting, but the BPA adds the 26 additional credits of coursework required to take the exam to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), one of the most respected and desirable credentials in the business world.

Cardinal Points

  • A dedicated career fair for accounting and finance majors connects students with paid internships and career opportunities. 

  • Students can earn academic credit for internships or CPA exam prep.

  • The Accounting Society helps accounting majors network with peers, and professionals in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Your Plan for a Successful College Experience

Download the Accounting Cardinal Plan — a unique outline created by faculty for your program and serves as a guide for student success.

Our Students After Graduation...


Plante Moran
Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Advisors
Deloitte LLP
Mercedes-Benz USA
Andrews, Hooper, Pavlik PLC

Career Opportunities

Audit Manager
Accounting & Financial Services Consultant
Treasury Analyst
Consolidation and Reporting Analyst
International Tax Accountant
Accounts Receivable Manager
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

  • 7.4% projected growth for the employment of accountant or auditor with a Bachelor’s degree through 2026. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $70,500 is the median yearly pay for an accountant in the U.S. in 2018. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • With a bachelor’s degree from SVSU’s Accounting program, career doors are open to a multitude of fields including public or corporate accounting, government work, education or nonprofit management and many more. 

Cardinal Successes

These stories offer insight into how students have turned their SVSU education into successful opportunities yielding real-world success.

Mallory Fisher Accounting Major

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Kevin Finley Accounting Major

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