Often described as the "language of business," accounting skills are the glue that holds many institutions, firms, and entities together. Composed of three main fields—public, private, and governmental—a major in accounting provides you with a solid knowledge base and the quantitative skills to effectively manage a variety of financial affairs.

As a part of the UW-Parkside Business Department and the business program accredited for quality by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), you'll learn through dynamic courses and transformative internships designed to develop your skill sets. 

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Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), offers a high-quality, highly relevant educational experience taught by professors who regularly interact with the business community and who are up to date with the rapid changes in the global business environment.


A major in accounting provides you with a variety of job opportunities within a dynamic field. Some of the career options include

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Assistant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounts Payable Clerk
  • Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Bookkeeping
  • Budget Analyst
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Chief Financial Officer - CFO
  • Comptroller/Controller
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Government Accounting
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Staff Accountant
  • Tax Accountant

Accounting graduates from Parkside have gone on to earn Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credentials, start and successfully run their own businesses, and reach the top of Fortune 500 leadership teams.



Tara Schmidt  |  262-595-2280

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