Wisconsin Accounting Degrees Online and On-Campus

There are 178 accounting degree programs in Wisconsin in our directory (50 Associates, 69 Bachelors, 28 Masters, and 2 Doctorate).

Many institutions across the state of Wisconsin have Master's degree specific to the accounting discipline or online opportunities for accounting education in the MBA program. Of these options, the University of Wisconsin in Madison and Milwaukee top the list in terms of enrollment size.

AACSB-Accredited Accounting Programs in Wisconsin

Nine different schools within the University of Wisconsin system has received accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Of these, six institutions have been designated with an accounting-specific designation. As an alternative, Marquette University, the seventh-largest institution in the state by enrollment, also has an accounting program accredited by the AACSB.

Here is a quick list of Wisconsin accounting degrees (all levels):

  • Blackhawk Technical College: Associates in Business Management Associates in General Accounting Certificate in Accounting Administration Certificate in Business Technology
  • Cardinal Stritch University Bachelors in Business Administration Bachelors in Business Management Bachelors in General Accounting Masters in Business Administration Online Masters in Business Administration
  • Carroll University Bachelors in Business Administration Bachelors in General Accounting Masters in Business Administration
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University of Wisconsin-Madison - Master of Accountancy

Listed as the largest institution in the state of Wisconsin in terms of enrollment, the Master of Accountancy can be obtained in either the Graduate (GMAcc) or Integrated (IMAcc) formats. The pathway selected depends on if the student is already taking an accounting program at the undergraduate level or they are coming in with a completed undergraduate degree.

The IMAcc format adds on a fifth year to students that are already receiving a Bachelor's in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. There is an opportunity to specialize in Taxation, giving students the courses needed for this particular career. As the business school is accredited by the AACSB, the curriculum will be enough to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

The GMAcc format adds foundational courses for students that do not come from a business background. They will receive the education needed in two years with full-time enrollment. The same Taxation specialization is also available and can be pursued in the second year.

Benefits of taking the IMAcc program include the ability to study abroad or pursue an internship in the summer semester to further real-world experience. Students will be compensated in the summer internship instead of receiving credit for the GMAcc. According to the university, graduates have gone on to 100 percent placement rate in the first three months of graduation.

Marquette University - Master of Science in Accounting

The College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management offers an accounting-specific Master's degree that allows students to sit for the CPA exam and receive state licensure. Curriculum topics consist of advanced accounting and auditing topics, and explores taxation processes in corporations and ethical and legal responsibilities.

For the majority of the curriculum, students can select electives to customize their accounting topics. Options include Governmental Accounting, Advanced Cost Management, and Fraud Examination Analytics. 30 credit hours are needed fulfill degree requirements, and there is no thesis or comprehensive exam that is taken at the conclusion of the program.

Typically, the program can be completed in a span of one year, and further credits can be truncated with a five-year plan that includes a Bachelor's degree at the university. While the program can be pursued on a part-time basis, many courses are only available to take during the day.

Other opportunities to consider when looking at Marquette University's business program is the Master of Science in Accounting Analytics. This offers a curriculum that focuses on data science, business intelligence, and IT governance, and is geared toward satisfying the demand for analytical jobs in the market. For further flexibility, students can also consider an online Master of Business Administration.

Online Master of Accounting Programs in Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater – Master of Business Administration

The College of Business and Economics offers an AACSB-accredited online MBA program for students to fully customize their business education with 12 different concentrations. While there is no specific emphasis in accounting, other options to consider are in Finance, Project Management, or customizing the degree with specific electives.

Wisconsin-Whitewater utilizes the Canvas learning management system for their online programs. Courses are offered in a mostly asynchronous format, meaning students can access lectures on-demand and only need to abide by assignment deadlines. Students are not required to visit campus during their online studies.

To be considered for admission, all prospective students need an undergraduate degree from accredited institution. One additional requirement must be met in a variety of topics. As an example, the undergraduate must have been obtained with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher, earning a graduate certificate from the university, or completing a graduate degree from a different institution.

Those that do not meet education requirements can still be considered if they are in military service or a veteran, worked at least four years in business, or received professional certification. Additionally, students can submit Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) for review.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – Master of Business Administration

Another online MBA program is based in Eau Claire, which takes up to three years to complete based on previous business education and can fully be pursued in a virtual setting. 36 total credit hours are needed at a minimum. Prospective candidates should have an accredited Bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA and suitable GMAT or GRE test scores.

The curriculum is divided up into two business essentials, seven core courses, and at least 10 credit hours worth of electives. Essential courses are in financial, economic, and statistical analysis, and can be tested out of if students already have proper education. Topics in core courses include influence in managerial decisions, creating a dynamic workforce, and how to compete globally.

Students taking this program generally have an undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.3 and three-fourths of those enrolled did not have a business background. Graduates have eventually gone on to work at major companies, such as General Motors, or have entered the governmental sector at the local or federal levels.

Wisconsin Accounting Careers Salary Information

The average salary for accountants in the state of Wisconsin is estimated at $71,260 according to the most recent data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. One of the top locations in the state is at Eau Claire, which has a boosted average salary of $78,230 annually. Overall, it is anticipated that the workforce makes up over 22,300 positions for accountants and auditors.

AM Accounting and Tax Services

AM Accounting and Tax Services provides customized accounting services to both individuals and companies that are located in the southeastern and downtown portions of Milwaukee. CPAs representing the firm will work directly with their clients in order to help them analyze financial statements and prepare tax returns to have a better grasp on their cash flow and budgeting forecast.

A sampling of their services include payroll service for small businesses, income tax preparation, and representing individuals when handed penalties or eliminating back tax with the Internal Revenue Service.

Wisconsin Accounting Career Summary

Employment Change: +2,640 jobs added between 2014 and 2024, an estimated average of 880 new accountant or auditor jobs in Wisconsin per year.

Online Accounting Degrees Accepting Applicants

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All Schools with Accounting Degrees in Wisconsin

Blackhawk Technical College

Janesville WI
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Accounting Administration
  • Certificate in Business Technology

Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Online Masters in Business Administration

Carroll University

Waukesha WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration

Carthage College

Kenosha WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in General Accounting

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire WI
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in General Accounting

College of Menominee Nation

Keshena WI
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in General Accounting

Concordia University-Wisconsin

Mequon WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Online Bachelors in Business Management
  • Online Masters in Business Administration

Edgewood College

Madison WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in General Accounting

Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton WI
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in Financial Services
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Diploma in Accounting Administration

Gateway Technical College

Kenosha WI
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College

Hayward WI
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting

Lakeland College

Plymouth WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Online Bachelors in Business Management
  • Online Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Online Masters in Business Administration

Lakeshore Technical College

Cleveland WI
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting

Madison Area Technical College

Madison WI
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Certificate in Business Technology
  • Diploma in Accounting Administration

Maranatha Baptist Bible College Inc

Watertown WI
  • Associates in Business Technology
  • Bachelors in Business Administration

Marian University-Wisconsin

Fond Du Lac WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in Finance
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Leadership

Marquette University

Milwaukee WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in Finance
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration

Mid-State Technical College

Wisconsin Rapids WI
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Diploma in Financial Services

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee WI
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in Business Technology
  • Associates in Finance
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Certificate in Business Technology
  • Diploma in Business Technology
  • Diploma in Computerized Accounting

Moraine Park Technical College

Fond Du Lac WI
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Diploma in Accounting Administration
  • Online Associates in Business Management
  • Online Associates in General Accounting
  • Online Diploma in Accounting Administration

Mount Mary College

Milwaukee WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Administration

Nicolet Area Technical College

Rhinelander WI
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Certificate in Corporate Accounting

Northcentral Technical College

Wausau WI
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Diploma in Accounting Administration

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Green Bay WI
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Bookkeeping
  • Certificate in Business Administration

Northland College

Ashland WI
  • Bachelors in Business Management

Saint Norbert College

De Pere WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in General Accounting

Silver Lake College

Manitowoc WI
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Management

Southwest Wisconsin Technical College

Fennimore WI
  • Associates in Accounting Administration
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in General Accounting

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Eau Claire WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Management
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in Finance
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Online Masters in Business Administration

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Green Bay WI
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Management

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

La Crosse WI
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in Finance
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Madison WI
  • Bachelors in Finance
  • Bachelors in Financial Management
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in General Accounting

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Milwaukee WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Doctorate in Business Administration
  • Doctorate in Economics
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Economics

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Oshkosh WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Public Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Platteville WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Online Bachelors in Business Administration

University of Wisconsin-River Falls

River Falls WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Stevens Point WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Bachelors in Managerial Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration

University of Wisconsin-Superior

Superior WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Whitewater WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Bachelors in General Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Masters in Professional Accounting
  • Online Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Online Masters in Business Administration

Viterbo University

La Crosse WI
  • Bachelors in Business Administration
  • Masters in Business Administration

Waukesha County Technical College

Pewaukee WI
  • Associates in Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in Financial Services
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Diploma in Business Technology

Western Technical College

La Crosse WI
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in Finance
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Diploma in Accounting Administration

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College

Shell Lake WI
  • Associates in Business Management
  • Associates in Finance
  • Associates in General Accounting
  • Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certificate in Computerized Accounting
  • Diploma in Accounting Administration
  • Online Associates in General Accounting