Faculty and Instructional Staff Top of Page

Mark McCoon, Associate Professor
Edith Wasyliszyn, Assistant Professor
Rachel VanHornweder, Senior Lecturer

Accounting Program Top of Page

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 Top of Page

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:

  1. Students will demonstrate mastery of the functional areas of accounting.
  2. Students will demonstrate the effective use of technology.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of moral and ethical principles in accounting and apply them.
  4. Students will communicate effectively, orally and in writing in a professional manner.
  5. Students will demonstrate the effective use of critical thinking in decision-making.
  6. Students will demonstrate the ability to master advanced knowledge of a specific topic within accounting.
  7. Students will demonstrate an understanding what it means to be an accounting professional.
  8. Students will demonstrate the ability to utilize collective knowledge to synthesize relevant data, using it to construct applicable financial statements and corresponding tax return.

Admission Requirements Top of Page

Refer to School of Business and Economics Admission Requirements and Policies.

Accounting Major Requirements (comprehensive) Top of Page

66 total credits

Required School of Business and Economics core courses (33 credits):

Introduction to Business -- 3.00 credits

Calculus for Business, Life, and Social Sciences -- 3.00 credits


Calculus and Analytic Geometry I -- 4.00 credits

Financial Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Managerial Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Business Statistics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Microeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Macroeconomics -- 3.00 credits
Business Law I -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Finance -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Marketing -- 3.00 credits
Principles Of Management -- 3.00 credits

Required Accounting Courses (24 credits required):

Intermediate Accounting I -- 3.00 credits
Intermediate Accounting II -- 3.00 credits
Cost Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Accounting Information Systems -- 3.00 credits
Fundamentals of Taxation -- 3.00 credits
Advanced Financial Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Auditing Principles -- 3.00 credits
Senior Project in Accounting -- 2.00 credits
Tax Research -- 1.00 credits

Plus any three of the following (9 credits required):

Study Abroad -- 0.00 - 6.00 credits
Accounting for Not-For-Profit Entities -- 3.00 credits
Topics in Accounting -- 3.00 credits
Fraud Examination and Investigation -- 3.00 credits
Independent Study in Accounting -- 1.00 - 9.00 credits
Accounting Internship -- 2.00 - 7.00 credits
Business Taxation -- 3.00 credits


Students with more than one major in SBE must have a minimum 5 course difference between majors.  The 5 or more courses that differ between majors must be a combination of required major/concentration courses and elective courses.

In most states, students must complete 150 semester credit hours prior to sitting for the CPA exam.  Meet with an accounting advisor for options to satisfy the requirement.