UW-Green Bay

Major

What value will I get from an accounting major?

Our program is unique in that you will be able to take courses that will provide the depth of accounting knowledge as well as the breadth of knowledge of business. Many programs only require the principles level courses in marketing, management, and finance, but our program requires a second, upper level course to add to your knowledge in these functional areas of business.

The accounting courses required will prepare you to meet the challenges of an ever-changing business world. We also encourage you to get involved in community projects such as VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) to prepare taxes for low income individuals and families, the elderly, and other students. The Accounting Students Association is a good way to meet accounting professionals and get your career off to a good start.

Students who complete the Accounting major automatically fulfill the requirements for the minor in Business Administration. 

What will I learn?

You will be taking courses in financial, managerial, tax, and governmental accounting, as well as accounting information systems, and auditing.

Will I be qualified to take the C.I.A., C.M.A. and C.P.A. examinations?

A completed degree in Accounting from UW-Green Bay qualifies you to sit for the C.I.A. and C.M.A. examinations. To sit for the C.P.A. examination, graduates must also satisfy the 150 credit requirement. Students should be aware that the state of Wisconsin requires 120 college credit hours to write the Uniform CPA Exam, while 150 college credit hours are required to become a licensed CPA in Wisconsin. The UW-Green Bay Accounting program is designed so that students with Accounting majors will have several options to earn the credits required for the CPA exam and become licensed as a CPA. An Accounting advisor assists each student in determining which option best meets his or her interests.