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Do you have an aptitude for math? Do you want a degree that can open doors to just about anything in the business world? Then consider pursuing a business degree with a concentration in accounting at University of Detroit Mercy. Accountants are in demand and have high earning potential.



Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • 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 Detroit Mercy an ideal place to procure your accounting education.
  • Our graduate and undergraduate programs have been accredited since 1949 by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, which places us among the top five percent of business schools in the world.
  • Accounting majors provide free income tax preparation for neighborhood residents, thereby serving the community while practicing their skills
  • 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.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, Detroit Mercy offers a well-rounded education. We don’t just teach accounting; we create community leaders.

Your Boundless Future

The accounting program has a different philosophy about accounting education. At Detroit Mercy we are proud of our ability to develop accountants who can transcend narrow functional boundaries and fill a variety of roles in any organization. An accounting degree can lead to careers as a staff accountant, public accountant, tax accountant, financial analyst, business analyst, financial reporting manager and compliance pro. Accounting is also a versatile degree which can be the launching pad to other careers in business.

View the Bureau of Labor Statistics information for this profession.


Contact Info

Jeanne David
Associate Professor of Accounting

Featured alumna

Teresa Thiele '96, '98

“When I think of the University of Detroit Mercy students we’ve hired as interns, they exemplify the philosophy of servant leadership. They are humble, they want to help others, and they have a sense of responsibility. They, in turn, join our recruiting teams to help us recruit others like them. When we hire them permanently, as we often do, they prove to be great leaders.”

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