As an accounting student at UW-Stevens Point, you will learn skills necessary to be professionally licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA), certified management accountant (CMA), or certified internal auditor (CIA). You will develop a mix of analytical and decision making skills to illustrate an organization’s financial status and inform business strategies.

The UW-Stevens Point School of Business and Economics (SBE) creates career-ready graduates. We deliver in-demand skills, professional development experiences and access to employers. UW-Stevens Point earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for our School of Business and Economics. Graduates will complete degrees from a program ranked among the top 20 percent in the nation and top 5 percent in the world.

Explore Career Opportunities in Accounting

Accountants are an integral part of private, public and nonprofit organizations. Our alumni are employed in such fields as manufacturing, banking, insurance and real estate. They work in firms of different sizes, locally and internationally in careers such as:
  • financial accountant
  • auditor
  • public accountant
  • management accountant
Statewide job growth in accounting is projected to increase by 11.5% between 2014 and 2024. Learn to produce and communicate financial business results to achieve optimal financial performance. Students take courses in business, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, income taxes, auditing, and strategy. These classes provide the interpersonal and decision making skills necessary to succeed in private, non-profit, or governmental organizations.

Get Involved on Campus

Students develop important people skills and build professional network by participating in our unique Smiley Professional Events program. Hear top-notch speakers and meet local business representatives at our panel discussions, networking events and career-skills workshops. Choose from more than 300 Pro Events every year to build your personal path to career success.

The School of Business and Economics encourages all of our majors to develop their knowledge and skills outside of traditional classroom settings by joining one of our student organizations including:
  • Accounting Club
  • Financial Literacy Association
  • Institute of Management Accountants

Gain Experience Outside the Classroom

Acquire valuable on-the-job experience and course credit by interning with a business or non-profit organization. Many interns get hired before graduation and receive job offers upon completing their internship. The School of Business and Economics works with Central Wisconsin’s business community to offer you internship positions at some of the strongest companies and organizations in the area including Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Greenheck Fan, Associated Bank, Sentry Insurance, Progressive Insurance and the Boys and Girls Club.

Study abroad internships are also available. Students in the 10-week study-abroad program in London gain employment experience in such areas as economic research, financial services and marketing. A four-week study-abroad program in China places students at a company or nonprofit organization where they build an understanding of the Chinese business environment.

Meet Your Accouting Professors

Our faculty and staff members have real-world experience in a wide range of business disciplines as well as degrees from some of the most highly respected universities internationally. You’ll benefit from our hands-on style of instruction, personal attention and comprehensive understanding of our fields as you learn key concepts and practices of business applications.

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