Why Study Accounting? 

Accounting is the one degree that provides you with the education needed to succeed in every aspect of the business world. It is one of the courses to study at the university that enables a student to enter a profession upon graduation. It also prepares students to obtain their certification in public accounting (CPA), management accounting (CMA), and internal auditing (CIA) upon graduation.  

Starting Salary can range from approximately $50,000 to $70,000 for mid-size and large employers.  

Endless Career Opportunities:  

  • National and International Business Firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Family-run Businesses
  • Public Accounting Firms

Potential Career Trajectories:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Managing Partner
  • Controller

Variety of Work:

  • Consulting Services
  • Auditing Services
  • Personal & Financial Planning
  • Tax Services
  • Managerial Accounting

Accounting at CMU 

Mission Statement

"We prepare students for professional success by providing a transformative educational experience and industry-recognized certification opportunities in a nurturing
learning environment."


To prepare students for professional careers in public accounting, corporate accounting, nonprofit entities, and other organizations.

Dedicated to Delivering Superior Value to Students

A small college focus on learning, coupled with a professional school experience, at a public university tuition. 

 Accredited Accounting Program

CMU School of Accounting is one of only five programs in Michigan that have earned the prestigious accounting accreditation granted by the AACSB International.

CPA Exam Education Requirements

Students who earn a BSBA degree with a major in Accounting at CMU meet the education requirements for the Michigan CPA Exam at graduation.