Explore the accounting degree program at UW-Eau Claire

Earn your bachelor’s degree in accounting at UW-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.

Accounting major lands job before graduation

UW-Eau Claire's accounting degree program will prepare you for a successful career through internships and experiential learning opportunities that go beyond the classroom. Many of our Blugolds get jobs before they graduate or shortly after. Ninety-eight percent are employed or continuing education within four months of graduation!

Leen Wadi, an accounting and information systems double major, landed a job before graduation. Leen stepped outside her comfort zone and attended a career conference as a freshman. From there she was able to get an internship at Ernst & Young and will be joining the company in their risk advisory services area. Leen was able to utilize high-impact learning experiences through case study competitions, getting involved in student organizations and attending career conferences. At UW-Eau Claire, we strive to inspire students to pursue impactful opportunities so they can reach their maximum potential.

Learn more about Leen's journey by watching the video!

Accounting degree scholarships and financial aid

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.

Accounting scholarships

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.

UW-Eau Claire financial aid

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.

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Quick Facts

Program Details
  • Program length: four years
  • Availability: campus, some online opportunities
Minors
  • Accounting
Student Organizations
  • Blu'$ Gold Financial Management
  • Beta Alpha Psi Honorary (BAP)
  • Student Accounting Society (SAS)
  • Financial Management Association (FMA)

Accredited by: 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 bachelor’s degree program highlights

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.

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out of top 50 accounting programs in the U.S.

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Starting salary for accounting majors

What can you do with an accounting degree from UW-Eau Claire?

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.

Accounting careers

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.

Stephanie Little | Accounting '17 | Technology Risk Consultant, Deloitte

Accounting bachelor’s degree program curriculum

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
Auditing
Accounting internships (applies toward 120 degree credits)
International Accounting
Corporate Tax
Investment and Retirement Plan Accounting

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