Accounting Area Mission
The Accounting Area of the Lubar School of Business strives to provide a high-quality educational experience responsive to the needs of a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students, the Wisconsin business community, and the accounting profession. We deliver rigorous, applied and theoretical programs that are technology enhanced and provide students with the knowledge and ethical framework needed to enter and progress in professional accounting careers. We engage in research that is relevant to theory, practice, and education. We collaborate with the business community to share knowledge, provide our students with real-world experience and align our programs with the needs of the industry.
ProgramWith a major in Accounting, students position themselves for a career that takes on the challenges of a changing global business environment.Accounting students who take positions in public accounting firms provide tax, auditing, and consulting services to their clients. Graduates employed by corporations or non-profit organizations may work as part of the management team involved in decision making and tax analysis to provide reliable financial data.
Accounting majors desiring to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) must complete 150 credit hours of education to qualify to sit for the CPA exam. Many students will combine their undergraduate degree with a Master’s degree to meet the credit hour requirements.