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.
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 - 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.
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.
Office - UW-Whitewater
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Last revised on May 20, 2002 by MAR