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Certificate in Accounting

Add Accounting Expertise and Expand Your Career Options

Boost your career-readiness and build skills in one of business’ most fundamental disciplines. The Certificate in Accounting prepares you for financial and quantitative-driven professions and gives you baseline knowledge that is applicable across industries.

Designed for School of Business students

The certificate is open to all non-accounting major Wisconsin School of Business undergraduates.

Continue in Master of Accountancy

Certificate recipients are prime candidates to join the MAcc program and pursue a CPA license.

Program Overview

4 courses

12 credits

1 required course

(ACCT IS 301, Financial Reporting; 3 credits)

+3 accounting electives

(any course numbered ACCT IS 302 through ACCT IS 699; 9 credits total)

Popular Majors to Pair With the Certificate

Finance, investment and banking; risk management and insurance; real estate; information systems; operations and technology management

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What You’ll Learn

  • Foundations in financial reporting and analysis
  • Ethical business decision-making based on financial information
  • Information systems and the impact of emerging technology
  • Impact of taxation on business transactions
  • Expanding role of assurance services
  • Appreciation for the global and diverse nature of the profession


If you have questions about undergraduate certificates, email the School of Business undergraduate advising center at or call 608-262-0471.