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Accounting Curriculum

Mount Mary University offers a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree, as well as a post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting. The curriculum focuses on preparing you to prepare, communicate, analyze and verify an organization’s financial data, and emphasizes leadership and ethics.

Curriculum Prepares You for CPA Exam

The accounting program offers courses that prepare you to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Mount Mary’s accounting degree program requires a minimum of 82 credits in accounting courses to graduate. You also must complete the university’s core curriculum requirements, for a total of 128 credits in core and accounting courses.

As an accounting major, you’ll also be assigned a faculty member to advise you and help you navigate the program’s curriculum listed in the accounting curriculum sheet (PDF).  

The Accounting Examining Board in Wisconsin requires 150 college credit hours in order to take the CPA exam. You can earn these additional credits through various undergraduate courses offered at Mount Mary or by pursuing your Master of Business Administration degree at Mount Mary.

Complete degree requirements and a listing of courses are available in the Undergraduate Bulletin (PDF). 

Flexible Course Scheduling

Courses offer opportunities for you to develop communication, presentation and group interaction skills, along with ethical financial and business practices.

The accounting program is offered in a day/evening hybrid format or completely in the evening in an accelerated format. Students entering directly from high school are eligible for the day/evening hybrid format only. Adult students and transfer student are eligible for the accelerated format. Upper-level accounting courses at Mount Mary are offered in the evening or accelerated format, while other courses to meet degree requirements are offered during the day.

Entrepreneurship Minor

The entrepreneurship minor is designed for non-business and non-accounting majors who wish to learn how to start a business in their chosen field. The minor requires a minimum of 21 credits and can be earned in the traditional day format or in an accelerated course format. Consult the Undergraduate Bulletin (PDF) for more details on requirements and courses for this minor.

Accounting Certificate Program

A post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting is available to women who already hold an undergraduate degree, but seek further training. See more details on the accounting certificate requirements.