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Accounting Major

As an accounting major at UW Oshkosh, you may pursue either a 120 credit or 150 credit program. The latter is required to sit for the CPA exam.. Regardless of which program you pursue, the accounting curriculum is a balanced program in financial and managerial accounting, offered in a lock-step manner (i.e., course offered in either semester, not both semesters). Students gain the skills and knowledge, and build the relationships to succeed in the accounting profession.

 

 Required Courses – 29 credits

 Semester

 Prerequisite course(s)

 Bus 205* Financial Accounting Cycle

 Spring

 Bus 206 & 207* or concurrent

 Bus 301  Intermediate Accounting I

 Fall

 Bus 206, 207 & 205*

 Bus 302  Intermediate Accounting II

 Spring

 Bus 301 w/C

 Bus 303  Cost Management

 Fall

 Bus 206, 207 & 205* and 341 ( concurrent preferred)

 Bus 304  Advanced Cost Management

 Spring

 Bus 303 w/C

 Bus 305  Accounting Information  Systems

 Spring

 Bus 301 & 311

 Bus 401  Auditing

 Spring

 Bus 302 w/C

 Bus 403  Federal Income Taxation

 Fall

 Bus 301 w/C

 Bus 404  Advanced Federal Income  Taxation

 Spring

 Bus 403 w/C

 Bus 405  Government and Not-for-Profit  Accounting

 Fall

 Bus 302 w/C

 Recommended Electives

 

 

 Bus 407  Fraud Examination

 Fall

 Bus 301 w/C

 Bus 408  Advanced Accounting

 Fall

 Bus 302 w/C

 Bus 409  Topics

 Fall/Spring 

 Will vary with topic

 Bus 422  Business Law II

 Spring

 Bus 321

*2.5 gpa is required in Bus 206, 207 & 205 with minimum grade of C in each course

Other Requirements:  In order to remain an Accounting Major at UW Oshkosh, a student must obtain a 2.5 grade point average in all Accounting courses of record both before beginning 400 level Accounting courses and at graduation.  Before beginning 400 level Accounting courses, the following courses should be completed: Business 206, 207, 205, 301, 302, 303, 304, & 305.  A minimum of 6 credits of 400 level Accounting courses must be taken at UW Oshkosh.

 

Sample Plan – Accounting Major

120 credits needed for BBA in Accounting.          

150 credits needed for CPA exam.

 

Sophomore Year – Fall

Bus 206  Essentials of Financial Accounting

Bus 207  Essentials of Managerial Accounting        

Sophomore Year – Spring

Bus 205  Financial Accounting Cycle

Bus 311  Essentials of Information Systems

 

 

Junior Year – Fall

Bus 301  Intermediate Accounting I

Bus 303  Cost Management

Bus 341  Essentials of Operations Management

Junior Year – Spring

Bus 302  Intermediate Accounting II

Bus 304  Advanced Cost Management

Bus 305  Accounting Information Systems (or Spring of Senior Year)

 

 

Senior Year – Fall

Bus 403  Federal Income Taxation

Bus 405#  Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting

Bus 321  Business Law I

Senior Year – Spring

Bus 401  Auditing

Bus 404  Advanced Federal Income Taxation

 

 

Fifth Year – Fall

Accounting Elective(s)

Fifth Year – Spring

Accounting Elective(s)

 

 

#-Can also enroll in 5th year Fall

 

Recommended Options for Additional Credit Hours:

1.   Earn a second major – in COB (e.g. Finance)

2.   Take a tailored set of courses

    • Elective courses in accounting – e.g. Fraud Examination (Bus 407), Advanced Accounting (Bus 408), Topics (Bus 409 – if offered), Business Law II (Bus 422)
    • Courses in Finance – e.g. Advanced Financial Management (Bus 433), Business Risk Management and Insurance (Bus 337), Financial Planning for Individuals (Bus 336), Financial Statement Analysis (Bus 431)
    • Other COB courses – e.g. Employee Relations (Bus 363), Entrepreneurship (Bus 383), ERP Systems (Bus 415), Managing the Small Growing Business (Bus 485), Internship (Bus 492)
    • Courses outside COB – e.g. Advanced English Grammar (Eng 301), Topics-Grammar & Style (Eng 387), Business and Professional Speaking (Communication 304)

3.   MBA