Why Study Accounting?

Major | Business/​Finance | CEBAH

Working in a perpetually in-demand field with diverse employment options, accountants are the financial gatekeepers of the business world. At UW-River Falls, you’ll learn the principles and practices of accounting and be able to complete requirements to take the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam.


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My internship was a great experience and I recommend that everyone do one. All the professors and the internship office are very flexible and encourage you to do an internship and what I learned in my classes came in handy while doing my work. I feel calm about my future because I feel that I have been prepared well by UWRF!
Veronica Naranjo


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Skills and Learning Outcomes

  • Excel on professional exams (CPA, CMA).
  • Experience paid internships that often grow into full-time positions.
  • Analyze financial information to assist in decision-making processes.
  • Communicate organizational performance information.
  • Encourage sustainable growth using triple-bottom-line techniques.

Types of Courses

  • Auditing
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Accounting Systems
  • Internship in Accounting
  • Managerial Finance
  • Management
  • Principles of Marketing
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Potential Careers

As an accounting graduate, you’ll be prepared for in-demand jobs such as:

  • Staff Accountant
  • Corporate Controller
  • Forensic (Fraud) Accountant
  • Principal/Partner (firm owner)
  • Internal Auditor
  • Consultant
  • Revenue Agent
  • Tax, Cost, or Government Accountant

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