Begin Your Accounting Career

Are you interested in numbers and data? Mid’s Accounting Pathways allow you begin a career or pursue an advanced degree. Our Career-Ready Pathway allows you to gain on-the-job experiences while you learn, and our transfer-focused options allow you to earn credits that will count toward your bachelor’s degree.

Job Outlook
  • $44K
    Median Salary for Michigan (Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks)
  • 4,050
    Annual Job Openings in Michigan
  • -1%
    Growth in Michigan Jobs
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Transfer-Friendly to Michigan Colleges & Universities

Mid credits go with you because we participate in many transfer agreements that ensure our courses count at colleges and universities across the state and country. Our team can help you select the courses that best fit your goals—saving you time and money. No matter where your path leads, Mid can be a part of your journey.

Starting at Mid and transferring to a four-year school can save you, on average, over $16,000 off the cost of your bachelor’s degree.*

You’re worried that Mid credits won’t transfer. We get it, this is a big concern. The good news? You don’t need to worry! By starting with your end goal in mind, we customize a transfer-focused pathway that works for you and your intended destination college or university.

Preparing for a career after you graduate? That’s great! Mid students often complete internships and earn industry-recognized certifications that prepare them for real-world work.

And along the way, you’ll receive personalized advice from your Mid Mentor and support from teams across the College who are committed to your success.

Career-Ready Pathways

Mid’s Accounting Pathway allows you to gain on-the-job experiences while you learn. After graduation, you might consider beginning a career as a bookkeeper or clerk, producing financial records for organizations. You can complete 80%+ of this pathway online and earn an Associate in Applied Science degree.

Transfer-Focused Pathways

Mid has partnered with Northwood University and Wayne State University to offer 3+1 Enhanced Business Studies Transfer Pathways for Accounting. These pathways are designed to include 3 years at Mid and one year at Northwood University or Wayne State University where you will then graduate with a bachelor's degree.

Mid also offers customizable transfer pathways. With our wide range of transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities we can custom build a pathway that meets your needs, goals, and transfer destination school requirements. From 2+2 and 3+1 transfer agreements that streamline your path to a bachelor’s degree, and 3+2 partnerships that allow you to start at Mid and earn a master's degree, our team can help you select the courses that best fit your goals.

Students often work in careers like

  • Accountant
  • Financial Manager
  • Cost Analyst
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Tax Accountant
  • Auditor

Accounting can also provide the foundation for careers in other fields. These and other careers often require additional education or training, sometimes beyond an associate or bachelor’s degree.

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Save $ Starting at Mid can save you over $16,000 off the cost of a bachelor’s degree.

Succeed Mid Mentors provide personalized support throughout your journey at Mid.

Mid’s faculty come from a variety of backgrounds, bringing real-world experiences into the classroom. This means that you learn from more than textbooks. And we carefully tailor teaching strategies to ensure you are ready to succeed.

Our personalized approach to success ensures that you're not just a number. Our instructors learn your name, because our class sizes are small, and your Mid Mentor serves as your single-point-of-contact from application to graduation. We succeed when you succeed, so our investment in your success is personal.

Mid's associate degree pathways allow you to gain a solid foundation of skills in the field, alongside general education credits that promote broad knowledge and deep understanding. Our training credential and certificate options provide necessary skills for entry-level positions, and often ladder credits into associate degree pathways—saving you time and money if you choose to advance your skills.

Mid offers a wide range of courses through several delivery methods. From on-campus to online and options that let you choose how to attend each course session, you can attend in ways that match your learning style and busy schedule.

The Michigan Transfer Network allows you to view transfer course equivalencies between many colleges and universities in Michigan. If you would like to go back to school, transfer to another college or university in Michigan, or simply see how courses at Mid would transfer to another school, this site is for you!

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Over 100 Programs & Pathways offer students a wide range of career-ready and transfer-focused academic options. From hands-on learning in state-of-the-art labs to meaningful discussions on current topics and technologies, you’ll be prepared for your next step and future career.

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*Source: IPEDS Data Feedback Report. Savings compare the median 2021-2022 tuition and required fees for an academic year at public Michigan universities with Mid Michigan College, calculated for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. The tuition and required fees shown here are the lowest reported from the categories of in-district, in-state, and out-of-state. Visit each college or university website for current tuition information.

Job outlook data sourced from O*Net OnLine and valid 2020-2030.