Accounting | UW-Superior

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UW-Superior's Accounting Major offers a broad business education that prepares students for careers in accounting and auditing. This is a comprehensive major that requires at least 66 semester credits to complete. No minor is required.

Required courses cover basic and advanced accounting and auditing topics, taxes, accounting for non-profit organizations, fraud examination, and accounting information systems.

In addition, students take courses in computer information systems, economics, finance, business law, business statistics and communication.




Degrees and Majors:

Accounting (Comprehensive; requires no minor)

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  • Faculty members include Certified Public Accountants and Certified Management Accountants.
  • Faculty members have real-world experience. 
  • Small classes and many opportunities to work one-on-one with professors.
  • Completion of the accounting program prepares students to take the examinations for Certified Public Accountant, Certified Managerial Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Internal Auditor. 
  • The Superior-Duluth metro area offers numerous internship opportunities in public, corporate and government accounting. 
  • Erlanson Hall, home of UW-Superior's business programs, offers modern multimedia classrooms and computer labs.

What can you do with a degree in Accounting from UW-Superior?

The job outlook for accountants and auditors is good. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, "an increase in the number of businesses, changing financial laws and regulations, and increased scrutiny of company finances will drive growth of accountants and auditors."

The following are examples of career options for accounting majors:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Financial Analyst
  • Auditor
  • Bank Examiner
  • Fraud Examiner
  • International Accountant
  • Forensic Accountant
  • IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent
  • Comptroller
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Auditor
  • Loan Officer
  • Economist 

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