Students who choose to major in Accounting have two options: a four-year Bachelor of Science degree OR a five-year combined Bachelor and Master degree. Students should discuss the options and course scheduling with their advisor. Most accounting courses are offered only once each year. Planning for the completion of these courses is especially important.
Students will complete a minimum of 120 credits, including 24 credits of accounting. They will still need a minimum of 30 additional credits to qualify for a CPA (Certified Public Accounting) license in the state of Wisconsin.
Students will apply to the Master of Science in Accountancy program during their senior year of their undergraduate program. In their senior year, they will complete the requirements for their Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and take up to nine credits of graduate coursework. In their fifth year, they will complete the requirements of the Master of Accountancy degree, and fulfill the 150 credits needed to qualify for a CPA license in the state of Wisconsin.
Accounting majors may choose one of the following concentrations: Finance, Management, and/or Marketing