University of Wisconsin-Whitewater2002-2004 Undergraduate Catalog

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DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING

Phone: 262-472-1344
E-Mail: accounting@uww.edu

Faculty: Alka Arora, Harold Averkamp, Peter Barton, Robert Gruber (Chairperson), Lyal Gustafson, Ann Hendricks, Linda Holmes, David Remmele, Clayton Sager, Nancy Schneeberger, Roy Weatherwax.
 
 

The accounting program at UW-Whitewater is designed to prepare accounting majors to begin their career as professional accountants in any area of their choice--public accounting, industrial accounting, or governmental accounting. All of the programs in the College of Business and Economics at both the graduate and undergraduate levels are accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. Accounting graduates are qualified to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination and all other professional accounting certification examinations. In the State of Wisconsin all applicants for the CPA exam are now required to have completed an accounting program with 150 units of selected coursework. At UWW we have an integrated 150 unit program culminating in a masters degree, the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA), which fulfills this requirement.
 
 

MAJOR

ACCOUNTING (BBA)
 
 

A minimum combined transfer and UW-W grade-point average of 2.5 is required in ACCOUNT 341, ACCOUNT 342, ACCOUNT 343 and in all accounting courses to major in accounting, and in all College of Business and Economics plus MCS courses to graduate as an accounting major.
 
 

NOTE 1: An accounting major may repeat no more than two accounting courses.
 
 

NOTE 2: Any accounting course may be one of the two repeats even if the original grade received was a "C" or better. For purposes of the grade point requirement in accounting the repeat grades will be used.
 
 

NOTE 3: No one accounting course may be repeated more than once.
 
 

ACCOUNTING SEQUENCE - 9 UNITS

 1. ACCOUNT 341

 2. ACCOUNT 342

 3. ACCOUNT 343
 
 

MAJOR - 21 UNITS

 1. ACCOUNT 456

 2. ACCOUNT 451

 3. ACCOUNT 454

 4. ACCOUNT 461

 5. ACCOUNT 463

 6. ACCOUNT 465

 7. ACCOUNT 452 ( BBA only)

 8. ACCOUNT 493 (MPA only)
 
 

MAJOR - UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS

 1. ENGLISH 370 OR BSEDCNA 356

 2. FNBSLW 342 (for students who do plan to go on to the MPA program only)

 3. MATH 243 (GM) OR MATH 250 (GM) OR MATH 253 (GM)
 
 

Courses Outside Business College (60 u)

 1. A minimum of 60 units outside the College of Business and Economics and the MCS dept is required. 12 units of economics courses are included in this total.
 
 

ACCOUNT 249 may not be taken for credit by an accounting major. However, credit received for ACCOUNT 249 prior to becoming an accounting major will be counted and included for purpose of the accounting GPA requirements once selection of the accounting major is made.
 
 

MINOR

ACCOUNTING

MINOR - 21 UNITS

 1. MANGEMNT 211 OR COMPSCI 161 OR COMPSCI 162 OR COMPSCI 171

 2. ACCOUNT 244 AND ACCOUNT 451

 3. ACCOUNT 341, ACCOUNT 342 AND ACCOUNT 343

 2.50 REQUIRED IN THESE THREE COURSES

 4. SELECT 3 UNITS FROM COURSES

 ACCOUNT 452, ACCOUNT 456 OR ACCOUNT 461

 5. A 2.50 IS REQUIRED IN ACCOUNT 341, ACCOUNT 342 AND ACCOUNT 343.

A MAXIMUM OF 2 TRANSFER COURSES & A MAXIMUM OF 3 UNITS IN SPECIAL OR INDEPENDENT STUDY, CORRESPONDENCE & INTERNSHIPS WILL BE ALLOWED
 
 

UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 12-14 UNITS

 1. ECON 201, ECON 202 AND MATH 143 RLS

 2. MATH 243 OR MATH 250 OR MATH 253 RLS
 
 

Accounting deals with the management of assets and liabilities, costs and cost control, taxes and corporate/governmental planning. Graduates would probably not be eligible for employment as accountants in corporations. However, an emphasis in accounting would be useful for the Letters and Sciences major who seeks employment as a corporate trainee. Accounting is also especially useful if a graduate expects to seek employment in the area of public policy and planning.
 
 

Restrictions:

In order to obtain the Professional Minor with an emphasis in accounting and in order to continue in the minor program, Letters and Sciences majors must obtain a minimum combined GPA of 2.5 in ACCOUNT 341, ACCOUNT 342, and ACCOUNT 343. The prerequisite courses should be completed before enrolling in the required or elective courses. Additionally, students must complete 24 units before enrolling in ACCOUNT 244 Accounting Concepts.
 
 

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