2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog Academic Catalog

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Professional Accounting


Certificate Program

Associate Professors – Gaurav Bansal, James Loebl (chair), David Radosevich, Sampath Ranganathan, Matthew Raunio, Karl Schindl, Mussie Teclezion
Assistant Professors– Vallari Chandna, Heather Clarke, Amulya Gurtu, Vivek Madupu, Dianne Murphy, Wei Jiao, Wenkai Zhou
Lecturers – Patricia Albers, Matthew Geimer, Heather Kaminski, Ryan Kauth

A certificate in Professional Accounting provides a cohesive course plan for students entering professional accounting careers, in particular, those seeking to meet the 150-credit-hour requirement to be certified as a CPA in the state of Wisconsin and other states. The certificate emphasizes communication, interpersonal skills and real world experience.

The certificate is available to a student who is a declared Accounting major. In addition, an overall grade point average of 3.25 is required.

Requirements for the Certificate

Required Courses2
Seminar in Accounting Professionalism
Choose two of the following courses:6
Travel Course
Travel Course
Choose one of the following courses:3
Fundamentals of Public Address
Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication
Business and Media Writing
Organizational Communication
Choose one of the following courses: 13
Leadership Development
Strategic Management
Organizational Culture & Change
Certificate Electives16
Select 16 credits in consultation with adviser.
Total Credits30