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Businesses, from corner coffee shops to multinational corporations, face tremendous pressures to stay ahead of their competition — and to do it ethically. For solutions they often turn to accountants, who bring a wide range of technical and personal skills.


Marquette's location near downtown Milwaukee puts accounting majors within minutes of dozens of full-time, semester-long internships each year with national and local accounting firms, corporations, and professional services firms. As a Marquette accounting major, you could also find yourself interning in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles or New York.

Get two degrees in five years.

Our combined master's and bachelor's degree program for accounting majors meets the 150-hour educational requirements of Wisconsin, Illinois and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Practical and ethical

As an accounting major at Marquette, not only will you develop the analytical and communication skills the profession requires, but you also will spend plenty of time developing the good ethical decision-making framework the profession demands.

Learn from a national leader

Marquette holds separate accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, a distinction earned by less than 25 percent of the nation's accounting programs — and only two of the state of Wisconsin's programs.

Get your start here.

The top financial executives of major corporations like Advance Auto Parts, Manpower ,the Marcus Corp., the Milwaukee Brewers and Sprint were all once accounting majors at Marquette.

Suggested curriculum

Major courses are bolded.


  • Business Leadership
  • Business Day 1
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • Business Analytical Tools
  • Statistics and Business Analytics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Elements of Calculus
  • Rhetoric and Composition I & II
  • Non-business Electives


  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Applying Business Leadership Skills
  • Business Communications
  • Introduction to Supply Chain Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Applied Business Economics
  • Behavior and Organization
  • Non-business Electives


  • Future Leadership Strategies
  • Ethical Business Core
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Business Law
  • Accounting Communications
  • Accounting Electives
  • Non-business Electives


  • Strategic Management
  • Individual Income Taxation
  • Cost Accounting
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Business Electives
  • Non-business Electives


You might like the accounting major if you

✓ Have strong communication and leadership skills

✓ Are an analytical thinker

✓ Organize information well

What can you do with a major in accounting?

Student in class Marquette's accounting majors go on to work as auditors, financial analysts and consultants, tax professionals, and financial managers. About 35 percent of our accounting graduates go directly to graduate programs in accounting, business and law.

Learn more about what you can do with an accounting major.

Visit the department that offers the accounting major.

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