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What will I learn?

Accounting is often described as the “language of business.” Numbers as language? Well, not exactly. Accountants definitely need to be numbers savvy, but what they really do is provide information. As an accountant, you’ll gather and organize financial information, analyze that information, assess performance and efficiency, and make suggestions for change or improvement.

The field of accounting is where you can see exponential growth. With advancements in technology, continuing changes related to accounting rules and regulations, and rapid globalization, there is no shortage of new opportunities and challenges for accountants. And because understanding of the accounting “language” is so fundamental to business, a degree in Accounting is a great launch pad for any business career.

Major Coursework (24 credits)

  • BUS ADM 300 Career and Professional Development: Accounting
  • BUS ADM 301 Intermediate Accounting
  • BUS ADM 402 Advanced Financial Accounting
  • BUS ADM 404 Cost Management
  • BUS ADM 405 Income Tax Accounting I
  • BUS ADM 406 Income Tax Accounting II
  • BUS ADM 408 Accounting Information Systems
  • BUS ADM 409 Auditing: Procedures and Applications
  • BUS ADM 410 Accountants’ Ethical Responsibilities


A Lubar BBA degree in Accounting positions you for a career in public accounting (where you’ll provide tax, auditing, and consulting services to your company’s clients), corporate accounting (where you’ll work as part of a team that provides reliable financial data for management to make decisions), or non-profit or governmental accounting. The UWM Lubar School of Business is the leader in providing accounting graduates to international public accounting firms and major corporations headquartered in Wisconsin.

Which department am I in?

Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business

Study options

Full Time (123 credits)

Tuition fees
US$21,168.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 January 2021


Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business

3202 N. Maryland Ave.,



53211, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school graduation (or the equivalent) is required for admission. We carefully consider your academic preparation, as evidenced by the pattern and rigor of your high school coursework, class rank (if available), overall GPA and grades in specific courses related to your intended major at UWM.

For international students

High school graduation (or the equivalent) is required for admission.

English Language Proficiency

  • TOEFL IBT: 65-120
  • TOEFL PBT: 513-677
  • IELTS: 5.0-9.0
  • PTEA: 45+
  • IB: 5 In HL English
  • British A – Level: C or Better

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About this uni

Students can expect to learn beyond the classroom and many programs incorporate unique and exciting academic internship opportunities.

  • A globally-engaged, top research university
  • Located in Wisconsin’s largest city, Milwaukee
  • 195 academic programs
  • 18:1 student-to-teacher ratio