Department of Accounting

Phone: 262-472-1344

Faculty: Alka Arora (Chairperson), Linda Amann, Peter Barton, Richard Cummings, Dawn Doering, Joseph Gerard, Robert Gruber, Lynn Hafemeister, Linda Holmes, Michael MacDonald, Carol Normand, Heather Pesch, Clayton Sager, William Tatman, Roy Weatherwax., Meifang Xiang

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, corporate 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 Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Accounting graduates are qualified to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination and other professional accounting certification examinations. In the State of Wisconsin, all applicants for the CPA exam are required to have completed an accounting program with 150 units of selected coursework. At UWW the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) degree program can be completed after the BBA degree program to satisfy the 150-unit requirement.

MAJOR

ACCOUNTING (BBA)

A minimum combined transfer and UWW grade point average of 2.75 is required in ACCOUNT 249, ACCOUNT 261, and ACCOUNT 343 to continue as an accounting major. In addition, a 2.5 GPA is required in all accounting courses, and in all College of Business and Economics (including any MCS courses) to graduate as an accounting major.

Note: 1: An accounting major may repeat no more than two accounting courses without special permission from the Accounting Department Exceptions Committee.

Note: 2: The Accounting Department complies with UWW's repeat policies. Under these policies a student

  1. may repeat an accounting course in which they earned a C- grade or below
  2. may not repeat an accounting course if the student has received credit for a higher level accounting course for which the course to be repeated is a prerequisite or corequisite. For example, a student who has received credit for ACCOUNT 343 may not repeat ACCOUNT 244, ACCOUNT 249, or ACCOUNT 261.
  3. for departure from these policies a student may seek special permission from the Accounting Department Exceptions Committee.

Note: 3: No accounting course may be repeated more than once without special permission from the Accounting Department Exceptions Committee.

LOWER LEVEL REQUIREMENTS - 9 UNITS

  1. ACCOUNT 244
  2. ACCOUNT 249
  3. ACCOUNT 261

UPPER LEVEL REQUIREMENTS - 21 UNITS

  1. ACCOUNT 343
  2. ACCOUNT 451
  3. ACCOUNT 452
  4. ACCOUNT 454
  5. ACCOUNT 455
  6. ACCOUNT 456
  7. ACCOUNT 461
  8. ACCOUNT 463
  9. ACCOUNT 465
  10. ACCOUNT 493

MAJOR

ACCOUNTING

MAJOR - 30 UNITS (2.50 GPA)

  1. ACCOUNT 249, ACCOUNT 261, AND ACCOUNT 343 (2.75 GPA)
  2. ACCOUNT 451
  3. ACCOUNT 454
  4. ACCOUNT 456
  5. ACCOUNT 461
  6. ACCOUNT 465
  7. ACCOUNT 452, ACCOUNT 455, ACCOUNT 463, OR ACCOUNT 493

UNIQUE REQUIREMENT

  1. ENGLISH 370 OR ENGLISH 372 OR ITBE 356
  2. 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 Department is required. However, 12 units of economics courses can be included in this total.

MINOR

ACCOUNTING

MINOR - 21 UNITS

  1. ACCOUNT 244
  2. ACCOUNT 249
  3. ACCOUNT 261 AND ACCOUNT 343
  4. ACCOUNT 451
  5. SELECT 6-UNITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES: ACCOUNT 452, ACCOUNT 454, ACCOUNT 456, ACCOUNT 461, ACCOUNT 483, AND ACCOUNT 498

UNIQUE REQUIREMENT - 9 UNITS

  1. ECON 201 AND ECON 202
  2. ECON 245 OR AN EQUIVALENT IN INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS

Restrictions:

  1. A maximum of two (2) transfer courses and a maximum of three (3) units in ACCOUNT 498 will be allowed.
  2. In order to continue in the Professional Minor program in accounting, students must obtain a minimum combined GPA of 2.50 in ACCOUNT 249, ACCOUNT 261, and ACCOUNT 343.
  3. In order to graduate with an accounting minor, students must have a 2.50 GPA in all accounting courses.


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