Study Accounting at WSU

Accounting is a high-paying field in business with great opportunities for advancement.

Students majoring in this field study accounting for entry-level employment, but with skills required for a lifetime of career development. WSU accounting students are also prepared for furthering their formal education at the graduate level. Our students regularly perform at a higher than national average on the CPA exam.

At WSU you may choose your area of concentration such as:

  • Financial
  • Managerial
  • Tax
  • Governmental
  • Management Advisory Services

WSU graduates have obtained internships and employment at firms including:

  • 3M
  • CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
  • Deloitte
  • Elde Bailly LLP
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fastenal Company
  • Federated Insurance
  • Grant Thornton
  • Hawkins Ash CPAs, LLP
  • IBM Corp
  • IRS
  • Koehler Co.
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • RSM McGladrey

Undergraduate Program

Accounting majors and minors are required to apply for admission to the College of Business.

Accounting Major Requirements - The undergraduate major consists of at least 120 credits.

Accounting majors take foundation courses in the College of Business such as business statistics, business law, marketing, management and finance.

In addition to these courses, students take classes in financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, auditing, accounting information systems and accounting computer applications. Students have the opportunity to specialize in any of these areas through their elective classes.

Accounting Minor Requirements - The accounting undergraduate minor consists of at least 21 credits.

Course Planning Resources

Accounting Program Planning Guides are available to help you plan your course load. See the Accounting Major Map (PDF).

Online Masters Program

The Master of Professional Accounting program is offered entirely online and designed for busy professionals who want to sit for the CPA exam.

Students can complete the 30-credit program in three full-time semesters or work part-time at their own pace.