This four-year accounting program prepares you for a career in banking, industry or non-profit management.

Explore a career in a field that is expected to grow by 500,000 jobs in the next 10 years (US Department of Labor). Calvin's accounting program provides excellent preparation to enter a field where strong analytical skills and ethics are essential to your success. In this program, you will learn to:

  • Develop and analyze financial statements to support business decisions
  • Use and manage accounting and information systems to manage business performance
  • Apply generally accepted accounting principles ethically as a faithful steward of resources
  • Serve a variety of stakeholders with timely, accurate and useful accounting and financial information

"Accounting professors equipped me with the skills I needed for professional and personal success after graduation. The business department provided accounting networking opportunities with companies in the area and even held on-campus interviews. After graduation, I was able to secure a position at Ernst & Young LLP and become a CPA. I worked there for six years and now work at Meijer, Inc. as a corporate accounting manager." —Wendy Brummel, '08, Corporate Accounting Manager, Meijer, Inc. 

Considering a career in accounting?

Accountants are analytical and detail-oriented. They are also creative. They take initiative, gain satisfaction from completing meticulous task work and have strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Types of work done by accountants include:

  • Auditing
  • Financial reporting
  • Tax accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Cash management
  • Financial planning
  • Budget analysis
  • Banking

Course Requirements 2014-2015

(54–56 semester hours)


(11 semester hours)
  • ECON-221 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECON-222 Principles of Macroeconomics
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  • IS-171 Computing with Spreadsheets

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