Professionals with an accounting degree can work in almost any industry imaginable — including roles in public accounting, corporate accounting, not-for-profit and government accounting. The major is a good fit for individuals that are detail-orientated and have an aptitude for technology.
Students gain knowledge of accounting principles, tax law, financial and managerial accounting, cost management, auditing, accounting information systems and advanced applications of technology such as data analysis and visualization programs.
The Online BBA in Accounting program has earned accounting accreditation from AACSB International, also known as The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. With this achievement, UW-Whitewater joined the top two percent of the world's business schools that have earned AACSB accounting accreditation in addition to AACSB business accreditation.
The accounting program at UW-Whitewater is designed to prepare its majors to begin a career in various parts of the profession - public accounting and corporate accounting.
The Online BBA in Accounting program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Accounting graduates can be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a satisfactory performance on the CPA exam after completing a 150-credit BBA with majors in accounting and another discipline. A 120-credit non-CPA program is also available. Accounting graduates are qualified to take other accounting-related professional qualifying exams.
The Online Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting requirements have been designed to prepare you for success as a student in the program and your subsequent career.
The Online BBA in Accounting Degree requires a minimum of 120 credits, including: General education requirements, Business requirements, Major requirements and Electives (to bring the total to at least 120 credits).
The courses will provide the critical foundational knowledge required in accounting careers.
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Course requirements can be found in the Online Accounting Degree Requirements document. While all required courses are offered online, please note that not all electives are offered online. See the Online Course Offerings document for more information.
There are several application paths an online bachelor's student might take including as transfer, reentry, freshman, or second-degree seeking applicants. You may even be an international applicant.
If you aren’t sure which application path to follow or need help completing the UW-System E-Application, view the Application Tips PDF or complete the Request Information form and a program representative will get in touch with you.
Unofficial Transcript Review
Transfer, reentry, and second-degree seeking students can request an unofficial transcript review. An unofficial review will give you an idea of which of your credits might transfer and how those transfer credits might apply to the online bachelor's program. To request a review, contact the Online BBA Bachelor's Coordinator.
You can also determine potential transfer credit by using Transferology. Transferology is a fast and free way to determine how credits may transfer from one institution to another.
The online bachelor's program at UW-Whitewater is a superior value at $395 USD per credit for the 2023-24 academic year. This tuition rate applies to Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students who have declared an online bachelor's major.
Textbook rental is included in the cost of tuition for many undergraduate courses through the University Bookstore's Textbook Rental program.
UW-Whitewater students may apply for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a "Financial Aid Package" and may be offered individually or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed.
If you are eligible to receive education benefits under the various Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and the State of Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) programs, please visit UW-Whitewater's Veterans Services page.