A Major You Can Count On
Invest in a career that pays big dividends.
Accounting has the highest return on investment across all majors at UW-Green Bay. The bottom line?
The time and effort you invest in coursework will pay off in a rewarding and respected career.
Accounting at UW-Green Bay provides both in-depth knowledge and the broad business background necessary to understand the role of accounting in the business world.
Graduates are qualified to take professional accounting examinations, including the CPA* (Certified Public Accountant), CMA (Certified Management Accountant), and CIA (Certified Internal Auditing) examinations. Alumni surveys indicate that alumni perceive the Accounting program very favorably, their program of study prepared them extremely well for their careers, the quality of the Accounting faculty is “excellent,” and they would recommend the program to others. The program provides considerable exposure to the liberal arts and develops the critical thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal, communication, quantitative, and computer skills needed by graduates to successfully serve as leaders within modern organizations. The program also addresses contemporary organizational issues, such as the role of accounting in continuous quality improvement, implementation of computer technology and advances in accounting information systems and accounting ethics..
There are three tracks for accounting majors that reflect the professional certification options. Those students planning on sitting for the CPA exam should select either the Business Analysis and Reporting emphasis or the Tax Compliance and Planning emphasis. Students planning on sitting for the CMA examination should select the Certified Management Accounting emphasis.
Most of our graduates find lucrative, rewarding jobs as accountants. But your degree is a perfect stepping stone into other parts of business too. Want to become an accountant for a nonprofit, small business or corporate firm? Start a business? Work your way up the ladder of an organization? Whatever you want to do, your degree can help you get there.
89% of our 2020 graduates were employed before graduation – 100% found work six months after graduation.
The median salary for an accountant is $77,250, nationally.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021