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You will have your choice of several majors in the Upper Iowa University School of Business, including programs to accelerate MBA completion.

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.
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*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
  • Self-Paced Degree Program
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