Lubar Graduate Students

MS Accounting

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.


This area of concentration provides training in accounting to students who have obtained baccalaureate training in fields other than accounting. Because modern accounting requires individuals with a broad perspective of technical, managerial and social policy issues, this program builds on non-accounting undergraduate backgrounds and provides skill in accounting and the application of theory at a graduate level. Professional accounting subjects such as managerial accounting, taxes, accounting information systems, auditing, and business law are examined in-depth in the curriculum. Completion of the degree requirements in this area fulfills eligibility to write the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination.

Courses (30 Credits)
Bus Adm 406 Income Tax Accounting II
Bus Adm 408 Accounting Information Systems
Bus Adm 722 Advanced Financial Accounting Theory
Bus Adm 724 Business Consolidations and Governmental Accounting
Bus Adm 725 Strategic Cost Management I
Bus Adm 726 Strategic Cost Management II
Bus Adm 728 Auditing Theory and Applications
Bus Adm 753 Advanced Business Law
Bus Adm 821 Business Taxation
Bus Adm 840 Current Issues in Financial Reporting

Total Degree Credit Required: 30 Credits

Foundation Courses
Students admitted to the MS-Accounting program without sufficient background must complete the following additional courses (foundation courses do not apply as credit for the degree):

Bus Adm 301 Intermediate Accounting (3 cr)
Bus Adm 391 Business Law I (3 cr)
Bus Adm 405 Income Tax Accounting I (3 cr)
Bus Adm 703 Financial Accounting (3 cr)
Bus Mgmt 705 Corporate Finance (3 cr)
Econ 103 Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr)

Students are assumed to have basic proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, and database software for microcomputers; credits taken to acquire these skills do not apply toward the degree.

Bus Adm Course Descriptions

Bus Mgmt Course Descriptions

The UWM-Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up-to-date. However, it is the student's responsibility to verify all program requirements with an academic advisor in Graduate Program Services.