Accounting Major, B.B.A.

Course Title Credits
General Requirements
General Education 140-53
Core Requirements 2,3
BUSADMIN 1300Global Business3
BUSADMIN 2330Leadership and Management3
BUSADMIN 2100Supply Chain Management3
SPEECH 1060Speech Communication for Professionals3
BUSADMIN 2010Business Communication3
BUSADMIN 2110Management Information Systems3
BUSADMIN 2630Introduction to Marketing3
ACCTING 2010Financial Accounting3
BUSADMIN 2340Business Analytics3
ACCTING 2020Management Accounting3
ECONOMIC 2130Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECONOMIC 2230Principles of Microeconomics3
MATH 1830Elementary Statistics3
PHLSPHY 2550Business Ethics3
BUSADMIN 3030Introduction to Human Resource Management3
BUSADMIN 3130Business Law3
BUSADMIN 3530Organizational Behavior3
BUSADMIN 3620Corporate Finance3
BUSADMIN 4840Strategic Management3
BUSADMIN 4990Internship or Applied Professional Capstone1-8
or ACCTING 4990 Internship
Total Credits100-113

Professional Certifications

Upon graduation, accounting majors typically pursue professional certifications. In addition to the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Managerial Accountant (CMA) certifications, accountants also may become Certified Internal Auditors (CIA) or Internal Revenue Service Enrolled Agents. All professional certifications require individuals to pass a national examination and complete several years of professional practice.

Most states require that individuals who wish to obtain the CPA license must complete 150 hours of college credit. Some of those states require the 150 hours be completed prior to sitting for the CPA examination.

UW-Platteville graduates majoring in accounting have several attractive options for meeting the 150-credit-hour requirement.

These include:

  • Earning a business administration degree (double major) in another area complementary to accounting, such as finance, supply chain, or management before graduation.
  • Participating in the Bachelors to Masters plan wherein a student may complete up to 6 credits of graduate work as an undergraduate.
  • Completing a Master of Science degree in one of three online master’s programs offered by the School after graduation on a part- or full-time basis.
  • Working one-on-one with an accounting faculty member to devise a plan specifically tailored to a particular student’s interests.
Course Title Credits
Required Accounting Courses 2,3
ACCTING 3010Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCTING 3020Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCTING 3030Accounting Information Systems3
ACCTING 3040Federal Income Tax3
ACCTING 3230Cost Accounting3
ACCTING 4050Advanced Accounting3
ACCTING 4230Auditing I3
BUSADMIN 3860Accounting & Financial Analytics and Modeling3
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
Financial Statement Analysis & Business Valuation
Advanced Taxation
Advanced Cost Accounting
Auditing II
Special Problems
Advanced Business Law

For BBA programs offered by the Distance Learning Campus, the general education world languages requirement may be waived for online degree students (exclusions may apply).


BUSADMIN 4990 satisfies only the internship requirement for the accounting major


The Accounting B.B.A. is offered in person only.

Additional Requirements for the Accounting Degree

  1. Students must earn an overall G.P.A. of 2.50 in required courses for the major.
  2. Satisfactory completion of an approved business internship is required.