Wisconsin's Public Liberal Arts College


2012-2014 Catalog


Faculty and Instructional Staff

Mark McCoon, Assistant Professor
Edith Plasch, Lecturer
Anne Nys, Senior Lecturer

Accounting Major (comprehensive)

The Accounting major works toward developing effective decision-makers and leaders in both the private and public sectors through a strong practical business education as well as a comprehensive liberal arts education.

The Accounting major is designed to engage students in critical thinking so they can analyze problems, implement strategies, and contribute to the success of a business organization.

While pursuing the Accounting major, students study under highly qualified faculty members who have expertise in their specialized fields as well as extensive business experience.

The Accounting major instills excellence, builds confidence, and develops strong leadership skills that graduates can use throughout their careers.

Student Outcomes

The Accounting program is committed to the UW-Superior Campus assessment plan. Accounting student learning outcomes and assessment metrics are developed through a collaborative continuous improvement process that integrates input from the campus and business communities. Our program's student learning outcomes are found at the Office of Assessment website http://www.uwsuper.edu/assessment/uws-slo/by-programs.cfm.

Accounting Major Requirements (comprehensive)

66 total credits

Required Department of Business & Economics core courses (36 credits required):

ITS 108 Business Computer Applications -- 3 credits
MATH 151 (Calculus) or MATH 240 -- 3-4 credits
ACCT 200 Financial Accounting -- 3 credits
ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting -- 3 credits
BUS 270 Business Statistics -- 3 credits
ECON 250 Principles of Microeconomics -- 3 credits
ECON 251 Principles of Macroeconomics -- 3 credits
BUS 211 Business Law I -- 3 credits
WRIT 209 Business and Professional Writing -- 3 credits
FIN 320 Principles of Finance -- 3 credits
BUS 370 Principles of Marketing -- 3 credits
BUS 380 Principles of Management -- 3 credits

Required Accounting courses (24 credits required):

ACCT 352 Intermediate Accounting I -- 3 credits
ACCT 353 Intermediate Accounting II -- 3 credits
ACCT 355 Cost Accounting -- 3 credits
ACCT 357 Accounting Information Systems -- 3 credits
ACCT 460 Fundamentals of Taxation -- 3 credits
ACCT 462 Advanced Accounting -- 3 credits
ACCT 464 Auditing Principles -- 3 credits
ACCT 466 Senior Project in Accounting (Capstone) -- 2 credits
ACCT 467 Tax Research -- 1 credit

Plus any two of the following (6 credits required):

ACCT 301 Study Abroad -- 0-6 credits
ACCT 351 Accounting for Not-for-Profit Entities -- 3 credits
ACCT 359 Advanced Financial Accounting Topics -- 3 credits
ACCT 461 Advanced Topics in Taxation -- 3 credits
ACCT 465 Fraud Examination and Investigation -- 3 credits
ACCT 488 Peachtree/QuickBooks/International Accounting -- 3 credits

Students must complete 150 semester credit hours prior to sitting for the CPA exam in most states. See an accounting advisor for options to satisfy the requirement.

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