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Michigan is often associated with the declining automotive industry and has gotten plenty of negative press about its job prospects. However, the economy continues to evolve, and the state projects future opportunities for accountants. In fact, the profession made Michigan’s Hot 50 list of high-demand, high-wage careers through 2024. The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth predicts that the number of accounting jobs will increase by 13.6 percent between 2014 and 2024, adding 1,190 new jobs a year.

The automotive industry still dominates the economic landscape. The 'big three' firms, General Motors, Ford and Chrysler, make their headquarters here, and manufacturing supply-chain partners ranging from Borg Warner to Visteon and Penske also call Michigan home. Manufacturing in general is the main economic generator, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Dow Chemical, Whirlpool, Lear, Kellogg and Gerber are major employers in the state.

In addition to these well-known companies, Michigan also hosts a number of less well-known but fast-growing companies. Stryker of Kalamazoo is a leading medical device manufacturer. Quicken, a mortgage broker, operates from Detroit. 

Prospects for income in Michigan tend to be slightly below the national average. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that an accountant in Michigan pulled down an average 2016 annual salary of $74,360. The cost of living in Michigan is 11% less than the national average according to Sperling’s Best Places. The income range for CPAs in Michigan ranges from an average of $41,570 for those in the bottom 10 percent to $114,300 for CPAs in the top 10 percent according to the BLS.

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs website informs us that for licensure and certification, you must pass the state board-administered CPA test. To qualify to sit for that exam, you need 150 or more semester hours of higher education in the form of either a bachelor's or a master's degree focused on business and accounting.

For a bachelor's degree, you must take 30 semester hours of accounting, as well as 39 further hours covering subjects such as business law, ethics, finance, economics, management, taxation, marketing, statistics and business policy.

For a master's degree, your course load must include 12 semester hours of graduate accounting classes, not including taxation or information systems. Licensure also requires one year of qualifying experience, amounting to 2,000 hours or more, which must be verified by a licensed CPA.

Knowing the right people and companies may help to advance your career, which makes networking an important part of professional development. Licensure also requires you take a certain number of continuing education classes every year. The Michigan Association of CPAs (http://www.michcpa.org/Content/Home.aspx) is a comprehensive resource providing help with both of these needs, with a number of local chapters around the state. Also worth a look is the Independent Accountants Association of Michigan (http://www.iaam.net/), which supports small firms and sole practitioners. For certified management accountants, the Institute for Management Accountants Michigan Council (http://www.imamichigan.org/) offers a full slate of events, classes and advocacy initiatives.

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68 Schools Offering Accounting Degree Programs:


Adrian College (Adrian, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Albion College (Albion, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Economics & Management - Accounting
Alma College (Alma, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Business Administration - Accounting
Alpena Community College (Alpena, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Andrews University (Berrien Springs, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Professional Accountancy
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Dual in Accounting and Business Administration
Baker College (Allen Park, MI / Auburn Hills, MI / Cadillac, MI / Clinton Township, MI / Flint, MI / Jackson, MI / Muskegon, MI / Owosso, MI / Port Huron, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
A.B.A. - Accounting
A.B.A. - Management
Associate of Business in Accounting/Computer Information Systems
B.B.A. - Accounting
M.B.A. - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Bay de Noc Community College (Escanaba, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting/Computer Specialist
Associate of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Bachelor of Science in Public Accountancy
Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting Information Systems
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Cleary University (Ann Arbor, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Business Administration in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Corporate Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Public Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Public Accounting
Concordia University-Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Business Administration - Accounting
Cornerstone University (Grand Rapids, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Davenport University (Grand Rapids, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Business Administration in Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting Fraud Investigation
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting Information Management
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Information Management - Internal Auditing
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Information Management - Management Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Business Administration in Honors Professional Accountancy - Dual in Honors Professional Accountancy
Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Business Administration in Professional Accountancy - Dual in Professional Accountancy
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Forensic Accounting
Post-Graduate Certificate in Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Delta College (University Center, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Achievement Certificate in Accounting
Advanced Certificate in Accounting
Associate of Business in Accounting
DeVry University (Southfield, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Business Administration
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Management
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting - Technical Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Management - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Technical Management - Accounting
(some programs offered online)
Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting Information Systems
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting Information Systems/Master of Science in Accounting - Combined Degree Program in Accounting Information Systems/Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting/Master of Science in Accounting - Combined Degree Program in Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
Everest Institute (Kalamazoo, MI)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Diploma - Business Accounting
Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accountancy
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy - Computer Information Systems
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy - Finance
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy - Professionally Directed
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy - Public Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy/Master of Business Administration - Dual Degree Program in Accountancy/Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy/Master of Business Administration - Dual Degree Program in Public Accounting/Business Administration
Finlandia University (Hancock, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Glen Oaks Community College (Centreville, MI)
Levels Offered:
Certificate
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Accounting
Gogebic Community College (Ironwood, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Business in Accounting
Associate of Applied Business in Accounting/Applications
Associate of Applied Business in General Business - Accounting
Grand Rapids Community College (Grand Rapids, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Business in Accounting
Grand Valley State University (Allendale, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
Henry Ford Community College (Dearborn, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Business in Accounting
Hope College (Holland, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Major in Accounting - Public Accounting
Jackson Community College (Jackson, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Kalamazoo Valley Community College (Kalamazoo, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Kellogg Community College (Battle Creek, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Kettering University (Flint, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting/Finance
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting/Finance
Kirtland Community College (Roscommon, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Business Administration - Accounting
Kuyper College (Grand Rapids, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Lake Michigan College (Benton Harbor, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Business in Accounting
Lake Superior State University (Sault Ste Marie, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Technical Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
Lansing Community College (Lansing, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Achievement Certificate in Accounting
Associate of Business in Accounting
Macomb Community College (Warren, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting - Business/Accounting
Skill Specific Certificate in Accounting
Madonna University (Livonia, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Certificate in Forensic Accounting
Marygrove College (Detroit, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Bachelor of Arts in Business - Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting Information Systems
Post-degree Certificate in Accounting
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Doctoral Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
Michigan Technological University (Houghton, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Monroe County Community College (Monroe, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems - Accounting/CIS
Certificate in Accounting
Montcalm Community College (Sidney, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Mott Community College (Flint, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Muskegon Community College (Muskegon, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting/Office Management
North Central Michigan College (Petoskey, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting Assistant
Northern Michigan University (Marquette, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
Major in Accounting - Computer Information Systems
Major in Accounting - Corporate Finance
Major in Accounting - Financial Planning
Northwestern Michigan College (Traverse City, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Associate of Arts in Accounting
Associate of Science in Accounting
Northwood University (Midland, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Oakland Community College (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Business Administration - Accounting
Certificate in General Accounting
Certificate in Payroll And Tax Accounting
Oakland University (Rochester, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Master of Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Post-Master Certificate in Accounting
Olivet College (Olivet, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Rochester College (Rochester Hills, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College (Mount Pleasant, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Business - Accounting
Saginaw Valley State University (University Center, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Major in Bachelor of Professional Accountancy
Schoolcraft College (Livonia, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Skills Certificate in Accounting for Small Business
Siena Heights University (Adrian, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Southwestern Michigan College (Dowagiac, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accountancy
Spring Arbor University (Spring Arbor, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree
Programs Offered:
Major in Accounting
St Clair County Community College (Port Huron, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Arts in Accounting
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI)
Levels Offered:
Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Master of Accounting
University of Michigan-Dearborn (Dearborn, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
University of Michigan-Flint (Flint, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
University of Phoenix (Ann Arbor, MI / Clinton Township, MI / Detroit, MI / East Lansing, MI / Grand Rapids, MI / Livonia, MI / Portage, MI / Southfield, MI / Troy, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
AA - Accounting
BS - Accounting
BS - Business/Accounting
MBA - Accounting
MS - Accountancy
(some programs offered online)
Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration (Troy, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Accountancy
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
Master of Business Administration - Accounting
Master of Management - Accounting
Washtenaw Community College (Ann Arbor, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Wayne County Community College District (Detroit, MI)
Levels Offered:
Associate Degree, Certificate
Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science in Accounting
Certificate in Accounting
Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)
Levels Offered:
Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, MACC Degree
Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Master of Science in Accounting
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
Levels Offered:
Certificate, Masters Degree, MACC Degree, MBA Degree
Programs Offered:
Certificate in Public Accountant
Master of Business Administration - Accountancy
Master of Science in Accountancy

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