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Turn your love for numbers into a successful career

Discover your pathway to success in accounting and finance at UW-Eau Claire. Our renowned and competitive programs are tailored to equip ambitious students like you with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the ever-evolving world of accounting and finance. Throughout your academic career, our scholarly published faculty will challenge and inspire you to reach your full potential. You will receive invaluable real-world insights and skills through course curriculum, service-learning opportunities, and sought-after internships. When you graduate from UW-Eau Claire, you won’t just earn a degree; you will have a valuable tool that propels you toward your professional goals in accounting and finance.  

You've come to the right place if your future goals include accounting or finance. You may be thinking about an accounting major versus a finance major. The good news is that the fields overlap and share core skills and competencies but can be paired or pursued separately. We can help explain the basics of each, and our faculty and staff can help you decide the best route for you. 

The accounting and finance department offers the following programs: 

  • Accounting, BBA
  • Business Finance, BBA 

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of classes taught by teaching assistants

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Bring out your competitive side

Each year, UW-Eau Claire accounting and finance students compete in regional and national competitions to sharpen their presenting, negotiating, demonstrating, and problem-solving skills.
These competitions include the following:

  • Accounting Program: Deloitte Audit Case Competition
  • Finance Program: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Research Challenge

UW-Eau Claire student competitors are a force to be reckoned with as they compete against -- and beat -- teams from some of the best universities at events held in Wisconsin and around the country.

Invest in your future

Scholarships for accounting and finance are designed to ease the financial strain of college fees, allowing you to focus on your studies and career goals. Students majoring in accounting or finance can apply for over 30 scholarships totaling $65,000, thanks to the generosity of alumni, emeriti, and faculty.  

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Our business programs are among the best. We are accredited by AACSB International, a mark of excellence achieved by less than 5% of all business schools worldwide.


accounting and finance graduates

Excel in Excellence

The honors program provides students pursuing a major within the accounting and finance department with opportunities for academic enrichment and challenge beyond usual course coverage and requirements.

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Accounting students at Career Conference

Learn beyond the classroom

An internship can be an exciting part of your education that supplements your academic knowledge, promotes personal development, and provides professional preparation. Internships allow you to learn more about your chosen profession and meet new people.

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Get involved

Dive into unique learning experiences with student organizations! Join our accounting and finance student organizations on campus to make friends, network with guest speakers, enhance your résumé, and more.

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Claire Johnson near a river during her study abroad trip.

Go Global: Study. Explore. Change.

Our strong study abroad program is part of what makes the Blugold experience so different from other college experiences. In fact, one in four students at UWEC study abroad at some point -whether it's for a semester, winter or summer term.

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