Program

120

Total Credits

40

Total Classes

On Ground

Format

Accounting graduates experience high placement rates in graduate schools and competitive accounting jobs. The program prepares students for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams. The Accounting program is housed in the Business and Management Division. Students will earn a Bachelor’s of Business Administration (BBA) degree.

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Kaitlin Ludwig ’12

Cost engineer/Project accountant, Lee Kennedy Co.

Boston, Mass.

Kaitlin Ludwig '12

Learn what the Siena Effect can do for you.

A Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting is for students hoping to find a career in business or government. Job opportunities include becoming a CPA or working in Finance, and coursework includes learning to read financial data; business ethics; accounting best practices; and application of accounting knowledge in management situations. The curriculum is designed to impress upon students the tools they need to find a successful job with a competitive salary following their studies. Accelerated programs and online accounting courses are available, subject to department approval.

Accounting graduates experience high placement rates in graduate schools and competitive accounting jobs. The program prepares students for Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams.

Accounting students at SHU will learn the following principles:

  • Apply accounting knowledge in various managerial situations including preparing financial reports in contribution format. 
  • Communicate report analysis conclusions both verbally and in writing. 
  • Analyze financial data prepared in contribution format and use to make decisions about new and existing products. 
  • Continue introduction of business ethics. 

The Accounting program is housed in the Business and Management Division. Students will earn a Bachelor\’s of Business Administration (BBA) degree.


Laura Bearden
Associate Professor of Accounting
lbearden@sienaheights.edu
517-264-7659
Rhonda Wingfield
Assistant Professor of Accounting
rwingfie@sienaheights.edu
517-264-7689
Susan Pifer
Assistant Professor of Accounting
spifer1@sienaheights.edu
Wendy LaBeau
Assistant Professor of Accounting; Chair of Accounting Program
wlabeau@sienaheights.edu
517-264-7628

ACCOUNTING: 15 CREDIT HOURS

  • ACC 341 Intermediate Accounting I: 3 credit hours
  • ACC 342 Intermediate Accounting II: 3 credit hours
  • Two approved Accounting electives: 6 Credit Hours
  • One approved business elective other than ACC: 3 Credit Hours

HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT: 15 CREDIT HOURS

  • HCM 301 Perspectives In Health Care Management: 3 credit hours
  • HCM 440 Medical Ethics/Legal Aspects Of Health Care: 3 credit hours
  • HCM 441 Financial Management Of Health Care Institutions: 3 credit hours
  • Two approved business electives other than HCM: 6 Credit Hours

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT : 15 CREDIT HOURS

  • ITM 365 Management Of Information Technology: 3 credit hours
  • ITM 370 Electronic Commerce: 3 credit hours
  • ITM 460 Information Technology Project Management: 3 credit hours
  • Two approved business electives other than ITM: 6 Credit Hours

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: 15 CREDIT HOURS

  • BAM 311 Business Ethics: 3 credit hours

or

  • BAM 411 Business And Society: 3 credit hours
  • BAM 480 Cooperative Internship Experience: 3 credit hours
  • FIN 440 Financing New Ventures: 3 credit hours
  • MGT 440 Entrepreneurship And Small Business Management: 3 credit hours
  • One approved ACC, BAM, ECO, FIN, MGT or MKT Elective: 3 Credit Hours

FINANCE: 15 CREDIT HOURS

  • Two approved business electives other than FIN: 6 Credit Hours Choose three of the following courses: 9 Credit Hours
  • FIN 209 Personal Finance: 3 credit hours

or

  • FIN 309 Personal Financial Planning: 3 credit hours
  • FIN 322 Investments: 3 credit hours
  • FIN 348 Money And Capital Markets: 3 credit hours
  • FIN 440 Financing New Ventures: 3 credit hours
  • FIN 450 International Finance: 3 credit hours
  • FIN 463 Financial Statement Analysis 3 credit hours International Business: 16 Credit Hours
  • One semester of a language: 4 Credit Hours
  • One approved business elective: 3 Credit Hours
  • BAM 470 International Business Environment: 3 credit hours

or

  • ECO 342 Comparative Economic Systems: 3 credit hours

or

  • MKT 470 Global Marketing: 3 credit hours
  • BAM 329 Managing Cultural Differences: 3 credit hours
  • FIN 450 International Finance: 3 credit hours

MANAGEMENT: 15 CREDIT HOURS

  • Three management courses above MGT 302: 9 Credit Hours
  • Two approved business electives other than MGT, at lease one at 300/400 level: 6 Credit Hours

MARKETING: 15 CREDIT HOURS

  • Three marketing courses above MKT 310: 9 Credit Hours
  • Two approved business electives other than MKT, at least one at 300/400 level: 6 Credit Hours

The heart of the internship is the success the intern achieves in encountering and solving real-life problems in a professional workplace setting.

The SHU business internship program provides the following benefits:

  • Help to provide students with relevant work experience, which is key to securing a job upon graduation.
  • While not required, internship credit can be applied to the major requirements.
  • Paid internships help defray educational costs for the student.
  • Students develop a digital portfolio of their internship project to share with prospective employers.

Our students have interned at numerous companies, including:

  • Anderson Corp.
  • Croswell Opera House
  • Enterprise
  • First Federal Bank
  • Greenstone Farm Credit
  • Kapnick Insurance
  • Kraft Foods
  • NBC Toledo Channel 24
  • The Palace of Auburn Hills
  • Promedica Health Systems
  • WLEN Radio
  • Wacker Silicones

When you graduate with a BBA degree from Siena Heights University you are prepared for the following business careers:

  • Account Executive
  • Arts Administrator
  • Benefits Coordinator
  • Customer Relations Specialist
  • Financial Planner
  • Marketing Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Media Buyer
  • Advertising Manager
  • Public Relations Coordinator
  • Operations Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Small Business Owner
  • Sales Manager
  • Social Entrepreneur
  • Training Specialist

The Business Management Association (BMA) is a campus club that welcomes students interested in business (from accounting to entrepreneurship, from international studies to marketing). The club serves three major purposes: education, service, and social enrichment.

Volunteering as a club officer provides students the additional opportunity to develop, strengthen and apply leadership skills.


Costs & Aid

We know that college can be expensive, but we don’t want cost to keep you from attending Siena Heights University! We offer numerous financial aid opportunities. Federal aid is available to students who qualify by completing the FAFSA. Feel free to contact us with questions about financial aid opportunities, or click on one of the links below.