UW-Whitewater | Online
Kayla Kakonis, reviewing online course materials and taking notes at home Kayla Kakonis, reviewing online course materials and taking notes at home

    Your journey forward begins with a bachelor’s degree.

    Apply Now

    Online Bachelor’s of Accounting

    Open doors by unlocking your potential. 

    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-oriented 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.

    Why UW-Whitewater Online?

    • Learn at your own pace, when it’s convenient for you
    • Build connections through online assignments and discussion boards
    • Strong alumni network

    No. 38 Online Undergraduate Business Program

    Ranked by U.S. News & World Report, 2024

    Fully online

    No requirements to come to campus.

    AACSB-Accredited Accounting

    Largest AACSB-Accredited college in Wisconsin.

    Online Bachelor’s of Accounting

    Tom Kind, reviewing online lectures on laptop

    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.

    Claire Olsen, reviewing online course material on a tablet and lecture book

    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).

    Major Requirements

    The courses will provide the critical foundational knowledge required in accounting careers. 

    • Intro to Accounting Theory and Foundations I (3 credits)
    • Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)
    • Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits)
    • Individual Taxation or Business Taxation (3 credits)
    • Accounting Information Systems (3 credits)
    • Cost Management I (3 credits)
    • Advanced Accounting (3 credits)
    • Auditing (3 credits)
    • Accounting Analytics (3 credits)

    Electives

    (select two of the following)

    • Business Taxation or Individual Taxation (3 credits)
    • Vita - Income Tax e-Filing Clinic (3 credits)
    • Service in Accounting (3 credits)
    • Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
    • Cost Management II (3 credits)
    • Fraud Examination (3 credits)
    • Internship in Accounting (3 credits)

    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.

    Kurt Rose, reviewing spiral notebook in front of laptop

    There are several application paths an online bachelor's student might take including as transferreentryfreshman, 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.

    Transfer applicants

    Transfer applicants are students that have attended another college or university (including having earned an associate’s degree) but have never attended UW-Whitewater. You will find detailed application and transfer information at University Admissions.

    Reentry applicants

    Reentry applicants are students that have previously attended UW-Whitewater. Application information can be found at University Admissions

    Freshman applicants

    Freshman applicants are students that have never attended a college or university. If you have never attended a college or university, regardless of age, you would be considered a freshman applicant. You can find application information for freshman applicants at University Admissions

    Second-Degree seeking applicants

    Second-Degree seeking applicants are students who have already earned a bachelor's degree and would like to pursue another. If you would like to earn another bachelor’s degree, you can apply to UW-Whitewater’s online bachelor's program as a special student with full credentials. To complete your degree, you would only need to fulfill the College of Letters and Sciences BA or BS requirements and the requirements for the major you choose.

    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, complete a request more information form and a program adviser will get in touch with you.

    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.

    online student, Ellen Larson, studies course materials

    The online bachelor's program at UW-Whitewater is a superior value at $412 USD per credit for the 2024-25 academic year. This tuition rate applies to Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students who have declared an online bachelor's major. Non-major classes are charged at the standard resident/non-resident level. Visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for complete information.

    Course materials

    Textbook rental is included in the cost of tuition for many courses through the University Bookstore's Textbook Rental program.

    Financial aid

    Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible 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 singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. To find out, or if you have other financial aid questions, contact the financial aid staff person assigned to you or try uwwfao@uww.edu or 262-472-1130.