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Accounting Major

The accountant’s role in business has changed dramatically over the past decade. Today, accountants are actively involved in the analysis and interpretation of financial data and work with other executives in decision-making and problem solving activities.

Pursuing an accounting major at Olivet College will help you develop strong technical and professional accounting skills. Our program will prepare you for career success in public or corporate accounting, taxation, financial analysis, management and consulting. Your faculty will provide a collaborative learning environment that fosters an appreciation of accountancy’s role in a world characterized by continuous change. At Olivet College, business students are urged to select a variety of non-business courses to develop a breadth of knowledge which will lead to flexibility in career decision making.

The following is an overview of courses associated with our accounting major. We encourage you to speak with a faculty representative during your on-campus visit for detailed information about your specific program interests.

For an official description of courses and degree requirements, please reference our academic catalog.

Account Major Core Classes

  • BUS 201 Principles of Accounting I
  • BUS 202 Principles of Accounting II
  • BUS 212 Business Law I
  • BUS 213 Business Law II
  • BUS 300 Principles of Management
  • BUS 301 Intermediate Financial Accounting
  • BUS 302 Intermediate Financial Accounting II
  • BUS 304 Cost Accounting
  • BUS 305 Accounting Information Systems
  • BUS 309 Principles of Marketing
  • BUS 316 Financial Management I
  • BUS 409 Auditing
  • BUS 411 Tax Accounting
  • BUS 490 Business Policy and Strategic Management
  • CS 210 Advanced Computer Information Systems
  • ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics

Complete one of the following courses:

  • ECO 301 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECO 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics

Complete one of the following courses:

  • BUS 340 Global Marketing Perspectives
  • BUS 484 International Marketing

Recommended Elective:

  • BUS 403 Governmental Accounting
  • Required to sit for Michigan CPA Examination

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