Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
The Accounting program has a different philosophy about accounting education. We are proud of our ability to develop accountants who can transcend narrow functional boundaries and fill a variety of roles in any organization.
Earning your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting at UDM will successfully prepare you for your life's career, not just your next job. As a student in the Accounting program, you will be taught the accounting skills and analytical tools necessary to succeed in today's rapidly changing economic environment. Our faculty's primary commitment to teaching, coupled with classrooms small enough to encourage participation, make UDM an ideal place to procure your accounting education.
A candidate for the Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting must complete a minimum of 126 semester hours within required liberal arts, business and accounting courses in consultation with a faculty mentor.
Our renowned business programs have remained fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for more than 60 years. We are the only private school in the state of Michigan to earn this distinction, which places us in the top five percent of business schools worldwide.
Our College of Business Administration was listed as one of the Best in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report, and our undergraduate Management program ranked at #14. Our MBA program was also named among the top 30 in the world by Corporate Knights’ Global Green MBA Survey for integrating sustainability into the academic experience.
We offer you diverse choices for programs and majors, whether you want to earn a Bachelor of Science in Accounting or a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in one of many areas, including:
- Business Law
- Decision Sciences
- Human Resource Management
- International Business Management
- Business Intelligence
- Sports Management
Many students even go on to receive both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years, with scholarships that last the entire length of the program!
Will I be able to find a job?” Is this something you’ve thought about as you’ve narrowed down your college choices, comparing one program to another?
It’s definitely a question we hear a lot around the Admissions office, from many prospective students and their parents — because, let’s face it, college is an investment. You want to know that after you devote your time and financial resources to earning a degree, you’re going to be able to get work in your field.
That’s why we’re so proud to say, “Yes!” In fact, 100 percent of our 2014 five-year bachelor’s degree/master’s degree graduates had a job upon graduation.
Why do companies hire UDM B.S./MBA alumni? It might have to do with the fact that our students graduate with real work experience, thanks to our required internships that give students a chance to use what they learn in the classroom in a professional environment. They also benefit from an assigned alumni mentor as well as our Executive-in-Residence, who helps connect students to potential employers.
What are our alumni up to now? They’re making significant contributions to their professions and society. Many have become leaders at major corporations. Our graduates include a president & CEO at Wendy’s Restaurants, a chairman of the board at Compuware and vice presidents at CBS Television, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, DTE Energy and J.P. Morgan Chase Bank.
Want to know more about what our students do when they get out of school? Check out these testimonials that highlight a few of our recent grads — you may even find some inspiration!
Alumni Profile: Anai Orozco-Hernandez
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting
I was born in a beautiful small town in Mexico and have always felt more confident and comfortable in a close-knit community, such as the one I found at University of Detroit Mercy. The individual attention I received from professors and staff, the friendships I've made with people from diverse cultures, the values I've learned to guide me in my professional and personal life, with the great city of Detroit as my background, have all been essential and led me to where I am today... Read more.
Do you want to make the world a better place? We do! No matter which business school you choose, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the field, but at UDM we can offer you something more: The opportunity and know-how to affect change in the world around you.
Why are we different? Because we’re rooted in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions of our religious sponsors. Jesuit and Mercy schools are known for providing students a great, well-rounded education with an emphasis on leadership and service — we don’t just teach business; we create community leaders.
While in school, hone your skills by participating in service learning projects aimed at helping others, like providing volunteer income tax assistance and teaching financial literacy classes. You’ll learn business, but also so much more.
Great American City
Do you want to go to school in a city rich with culture and entertainment, known for its music, theater, food, sports and world-class museums?
And what about a city with 20 Fortune 500 companies nearby? Think about the possibilities for co-op placements and internships!
If this sounds good to you, then you might just feel at home at University of Detroit Mercy. Our students learn, work and play in the Motor City. And as a business student, you’ll be at the forefront of the industry, surrounded by opportunities to make a name for yourself before you’re even done with school.
Your on-campus opportunities are plentiful, too. You’ll get great personal attention from your professors, thanks to our student-centered environment and small class sizes, and you can meet new friends with similar interests in our many clubs and organizations.
But as much as we take pride in our Detroit roots and campus experience, we also understand how important it is for our students to experience the world at large. That’s why we offer study abroad opportunities through our International Studies in Business travel course — experience the world of business in Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona and Rome.
Come, open the door, visit us and learn how you can play an active role in creating your own path to success. Great things are in store for you at the University of Detroit Mercy!
Required University Core Curriculum (20 courses)
- Communication Skills
- Mathematical and Computer Literacy
- Economic & Scientific Literacy
- Meaning and Value
- Diversity of Human Experience
- Social Responsibility
Accounting Core Courses (8 courses)
- ACC 3110 Intermediate Accounting I
- ACC 3120 Intermediate Accounting II
- ACC 3310 Cost Accounting Systems & procedures
- ACC 4130 Advanced Accounting
- ACC 4300 Federal Income Taxation I
- ACC 4500 Accounting Information Systems
- ACC 4510 Auditing
- Accounting Elective
Business Core Courses (11 courses)
- ACC 2010 Principles of Accounting I
- ACC 2020 Principles of Accounting II
- BUS 2310 Business Law I
- BUS 3110 Organizational Management
- BUS 3120 Principles of Marketing
- BUS 3130 Financial Management
- BUS 3150 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
- BUS 3160 Control of Operations Management and Quality
- BUS 3180 Organizational Leadership
- BUS 3190 Ethics, Business Leadership and Social Responsibility
- BUS 4990 Strategic Policy and Management
Unrestricted Electives (3 courses)
An Accounting degree helps connect you with a dynamic group of business leaders, community partners and fellow students. Here you can delve deeper and learn more about us.
Welcome to the College of Business Administration at the University of Detroit Mercy. We are a diverse community of scholars working in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, with dedication to both academic excellence and social responsibility.
College of Business Administration Faculty Bios
The University of Detroit Mercy's College of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.
The College of Business Administration prepares diverse students to serve business organizations and society with competence, compassion and conscience. Rooted in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, the College champions academic excellence and good character by encouraging intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social growth.
The history of the College of Business Administration dates back to 1880 when a Commercial Department was added to Detroit College to accommodate the area's growing community.
UDM student organizations associated with the College of Business Administration.
The application process may differ based on what type of incoming student you are. Please visit apply.udmercy.edu to learn more and apply online.
For more information about our Accounting Program, send your inquiries to:
Jeanne David, Accounting Discipline Coordinator
Leonard Kloft, Assistant Dean
You can also call Admissions during hours at 800-635-5020 or e-mail us and we'll get right back to you: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also request information online.