Accounting Major

Why study Accounting?

Whether you are seeking careers in private or public companies, the UIU School of Business major in accounting provides:

  • Preparation for the CPA exam
  • Competency in preparation and analysis of financial statements
  • Knowledge of taxation requirements
  • Understanding of public and non-profit accounting

Employment in the accounting field is projected to grow 13.1% from 2012 – 2022 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Career opportunities 

Obtaining an accounting degree at UIU prepares you for a career in:

  • Auditing
  • Taxation
  • Budget Analysis
  • Corporate Accounting
  • CPA Preparation


The UIU program provides an integrated curriculum in accounting including:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Federal Taxation
  • Auditing
  • Managerial Cost Accounting

Job outlook (2012-22)

  • Accountants and Auditors*
  • Job outlook: 13% increase 
  • Wages: The median annual salary for an accountant was $63,550 in 2012, or $30.55 per hour.
  • View similar occupations.

*Taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Accounting is offered at the following Upper Iowa University locations: 

  • Residential Fayette campus
  • Select education centers
  • Online Program