Earn your bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Our accounting program is accredited by AACSB International, which will prepare you with valuable skills you need to compete in today’s job market.
UW-Eau Claire’s bachelor's program provides you with the accounting and business knowledge you need for a successful career in one of the top and in-demand fields. UW-Eau Claire’s College of Business will give you opportunities to connect with people and work with local businesses and organizations in Wisconsin to gain real-world experience. Our accounting degree program helps you develop communication, interpersonal, technical and critical-thinking skills that will prepare you for a successful future.
The bachelor's in accounting program prepares you for the Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant professional certification examinations. While taking the exam is optional, we will prepare you to succeed. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of accountants and auditors is expected to grow by 13 percent between 2012 and 2022, above the average growth of 11 percent for all occupations.
UW-Eau Claire’s accounting degree program will also give you a competitive edge through workshops in networking, interviewing, career development and business etiquette offered through our AACSB-accredited business school.
The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds. There are currently 43 scholarships available to students seeking a bachelor's degree in accounting from UW-Eau Claire.
UW-Eau Claire has built a supportive community and alumni network that puts students first. We strive to be inclusive and provide opportunities for every person to thrive. Our John C. Dennison Memorial Accounting Scholarship awards $6,000 to a sophomore, junior or senior accounting major who comes from a disadvantaged background. This scholarship was established by a gift from the Estate of John Dennison. Mr. Dennison graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1972 with a major in accounting and minor in economics. At UW-Eau Claire, we empower fellow Blugolds so we can help each other reach our full potential.
Learn more about what resources are available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire
Student support is one of our top priorities and we are here to help you through the financial aid process. UW-Eau Claire strives to make the applications and payments as seamless as possible. Get in touch with student-focused staff remotely or in-person through Blugold Central — our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. Our staff helps you learn how to pay for your education so you can get the most value out of your accounting degree.
Learn more about the financial aid process at UWEC.
Accounting program details
- Program length: four years
- Availability: campus, some online opportunities
- Blu'$ Gold Financial Management
- Beta Alpha Psi Honorary (BAP)
- Student Accounting Society (SAS)
- Financial Management Association (FMA)
Accreditation information: 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.
Support the community and gain professional experience. You will have the opportunity to participate in the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. In 2014, we prepared more than 1,600 tax returns for people in our local community. VITA allows students to earn two credits and fulfill their service-learning requirement at UW-Eau Claire.
Accounting Internships. Accounting internships are also a great opportunity for you to gain valuable experience and earn credit towards your bachelor's in accounting degree. Accounting internships at UW-Eau Claire aid in the job search, as many companies use internship programs as an opportunity to pre-screen prospective employees.
Networking opportunities. UW-Eau Claire will prepare you for your accounting career through collaborative learning. The Baker Tilly Accounting and Finance classroom was created with a gift made to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation by Baker Tilly and 17 UW-Eau Claire alumni. This unique classroom provides accounting degree students an opportunity to network with an amazing company and make connections with other accounting majors.
As an accounting major, you will have the knowledge and skills you need for a successful career. Many of our accounting grads go on to work for large companies or start their own businesses. The opportunities for UW-Eau Claire alumni are endless.
Where are accounting alumni now?
- Audit or tax: Baker Tilly, Larson Allen, KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Wipfli, Boulay, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Zibell
- Staff Accountant: Cargill, Hormel Foods, Nestle
- Financial Business Analyst: Ecolab, Hydrite Chemical Co., Cottage Grove, Minnesota
- Internal Auditor
- Tax Consultant
- Certified Public Accountant
- Financial Business Analyst
- Chief Financial Officer
- Loan Administrator
- Bank Examiner
By simply saying "yes," I experienced many opportunities that UWEC has to offer. I started college as a student-athlete, studied abroad in England, completed an internship in my major and was president of two business student organizations.
UW-Eau Claire’s bachelor's program will give you a variety of experience with courses in business and accounting. As a first-year student, you will explore topics in liberal education and business. You will later take accounting-specific courses as you dive deeper into the accounting major. While the accounting major requires only 120 credits, the CPA exam requires 150 credits.
Graduation requirements for an accounting bachelor's degree
Liberal Education Core (36 credits)
Proficiency Requirements (14 credits)
Business Core Classes (28 credits)
Required Accounting Classes (24 credits)
Accounting Electives (8 credits)
View more in UWEC course catalog.
Top classes for accounting degree majors
Accounting information systems
Accounting internships (applies toward 120 degree credits)
Investment and Retirement Plan Accounting
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