College of Business and Economics

Department of Accounting

MBA with Accounting Emphasis MBA with Accounting Emphasis

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Accounting major Joseph Barrett smiles as members of the UW-Whitewater Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) organization listen to a panel discussion.

Accounting Department Mission Statement

We provide a comprehensive accounting education that prepares students for success by developing their technical and interpersonal skills. Faculty, employers, and alumni provide a supportive community that fosters students’ personal and professional growth. We prepare our students to meet real-world challenges through transformational experiences in the classroom, internships, and community service, among others. (Dec. 2019)

More Information About Accounting

Professionals with an accounting degree can work in almost any industry imaginable. Not only is the field of accounting experiencing significant growth, but regulation changes and technology advancements ensure there is no shortage of opportunities and challenges. This field of study may be a good fit for individuals that are detail-orientated, enjoy working with numbers and have an aptitude for technology.

The College of Business and Economics offers a rich breadth of co-curricular activities to enhance student development and learning outcomes, including award-winning student organizations and applied learning experiences. These efforts, as well as the college's outstanding reputation for its accounting program, have resulted in a 100 percent placement rate for accounting majors within six months of graduation. The Master of Professional Accountancy program fulfills the additional credits required for CPA licensure, and our graduates' first-time exam pass rate consistently exceeds state and national averages. MPA graduates also have a 100 percent placement rate within six months of graduation.

Student Success

Accounting major Brittany Greuel was awarded the 2019 Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Accounting Student Award

Brittany Greuel WICPA

What makes UW-Whitewater's Accounting Program exceptional?

Accounting lecturer Jaquilla Ross leads a discussion in Hyland Hall

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Student orgs »
  Active student organizations provide opportunities for service, professional development, and interaction among members and industry professionals.

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 »  The college develops and retains high quality accounting faculty who strive for excellence, are current in their fields, and make scholarly contributions.   See open faculty positions »

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Internships »   The best way to gain relevant work experience and obtain career positions is through an internship. Each department in the college maintains information on internships specific to their degrees and majors. 

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Career outcomes »   Accounting majors have a 100 percent placement rate within six months of graduation.  Master of Professional Accountancy graduates also have a 100 percent placement rate.  See MPA career outcome info >>

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Scholarships »   With support by generous donors and sponsoring firms, the accounting department offers numerous scholarship opportunities to students with a declared accounting major.

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Student Development »   Experiential learning opportunities like the IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) program offer important hands-on experience for students while helping members of the community.

Contact us

Department Email: | Phone: (262) 472-1344