Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting


$412 Per Credit

The accounting program at UW-Whitewater is designed to prepare its majors to begin a career in various parts of the profession – public accounting and corporate accounting.

The Online BBA in Accounting program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Accounting graduates can be licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a satisfactory performance on the CPA exam after completing a 150-credit BBA with majors in accounting and another discipline. A 120-credit non-CPA program is also available. Accounting graduates are qualified to take other accounting-related professional qualifying exams

Program Description

The Online Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting requirements have been designed to prepare you for success as a student in the program and your subsequent career.

The Online BBA in Accounting Degree requires a minimum of 120 credits, including: General education requirements, Business requirements, Major requirements and Electives (to bring the total to at least 120 credits).

Major Requirements

The courses will provide the critical foundational knowledge required in accounting careers.

  • Intro to Accounting Theory and Foundations I (3 credits)
  • Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)
  • Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits)
  • Individual Taxation or Business Taxation (3 credits)
  • Accounting Information Systems (3 credits)
  • Cost Management I (3 credits)
  • Advanced Accounting (3 credits)
  • Auditing (3 credits)
  • Accounting Analytics (3 credits)

Electives – two required

  • Business Taxation or Individual Taxation (3 credits)
  • Vita – Income Tax e-Filing Clinic (3 credits)
  • Service in Accounting (3 credits)
  • Accounting for Nonprofit Organizations (3 credits)
  • Cost Management II (3 credits)
  • Fraud Examination (3 credits)
  • Internship in Accounting (3 credits)

Course requirements can be found in the Online Accounting Degree Requirements document. While all required courses are offered online, please note that not all electives are offered online. See the Online Course Offerings document for more information.

Career Opportunities

The accounting program at UW-Whitewater is designed to prepare its majors to begin a career in various parts of the profession — public accounting, corporate accounting, not-for-profit and government accounting.


There are several application paths an online bachelor’s student might take including as transfer, reentry, freshman, or second-degree seeking applicants. You may even be an international applicant.

If you aren’t sure which application path to follow or need help completing the UW-System E-Application, view the Application Tips PDF or complete the Request Information form and a program representative will get in touch with you.

Unofficial Transcript Review

Transfer, reentry, and second-degree seeking students can request an unofficial transcript review. An unofficial review will give you an idea of which of your credits might transfer and how those transfer credits might apply to the online bachelor’s program. To request a review, contact the Online BBA Bachelor’s Coordinator.

You can also determine potential transfer credit by using Transferology. Transferology is a fast and free way to determine how credits may transfer from one institution to another.

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