Accounting Major

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.