Accounting

If you’re interested in leadership and like crunching numbers and solving complex problems, a career in accounting may be a good fit for you. Working in a financial field is more than just balancing a checkbook. Businesses operate successfully when their finances are strong and their employees are able to make informed decisions about the way their company operates. A degree in accounting will give you the flexibility to use your skills in mathematics, communication and relationship building in a variety of roles throughout an organization.

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About the Accounting program

Carroll University’s accounting major prepares you to effectively make decisions and provide financial services working in a variety of business environments throughout the public, private or governmental sectors.

Accountants work in many different settings, from CPA firms to private companies. Successful businesses that spend and earn money need someone with experience to manage their financial operations. And while accountants are primarily responsible for those tasks, anyone that manages a department or area with a budget should be able to interpret data and make business decisions based on financial information.

A degree in accounting will provide you with a variety of career options in the field. While you’re at Carroll, you’ll have the opportunity to take courses about business law, taxes, auditing and more as you work towards your preferred track. Students that do well in this rigorous program understand logic, are outgoing and driven.

Students also have a unique opportunity to meet local financial professionals and alumni during their junior year as they prepare for a required internship. The course introduces students to these business professionals in a comfortable setting on campus allowing them to network and learn about available internships. When it comes time to find one for yourself, you’ll work hand-in-hand with faculty members who will place you at some of the best CPA firms and organizations in southeastern Wisconsin. Because of the success of the internship program, many students receive job offers before they graduate.

Our program also works well for the non-traditional student working to complete their bachelor’s degree or preparing to take the CPA exam. We offer classes at night to accommodate work schedules, and most students can accomplish either goal within two years.

Due to the high demands on businesses, accounting positions will always be a necessity, leaving the options for job growth and advancement wide open.

This major pairs well with minors such as finance, actuarial science, computer scienceinformation technology, Spanish or French

Degree / Emphasis / Minor

While not required, accounting majors may choose to further specialize their study through an emphasis. Or, you can get your MBA in four years. Carroll also offers an accounting minor that complements many areas of study.

Internships

We help you build real world experience, explore careers and network with professionals through internship opportunities. Recent placements include the following companies:

  • Quad/Graphics
  • Johnson Controls Inc.
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • US Bank
  • Town Bank
  • Baker Tilly
  • Grant Thornton
  • CliftonLarsenAllen
  • Wipfli
  • Schenck SC
  • PwC (Price Waterhouse)

Careers

College is a big investment in a bright future. Learn more about the industries and careers our majors pursue, and the workplaces and experiences of the alumni from our program. See where yours may take you.

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Meet the Faculty

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Dr. Steven Bialek

Dean of the School of Business




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Dr. Dennis Debrecht

MBA Program Director and Associate Professor of Business and Economics




Sarah Esveldt

Sarah Esveldt

Senior Lecturer in Business Administration




Dr. Gregory Kuhlemeyer

Dr. Gregory Kuhlemeyer

Professor of Business




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Jeffrey Kunz

Assistant Professor of Accounting and Director of Accounting Internships




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Michael Levas

Associate Professor of Business Administration




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Dr. Chanchu Lin

Assistant Professor of Business Administration




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Dr. Gary Olsen

Associate Professor of Accounting and Business




Dr. Carol Tallarico

Dr. Carol Tallarico

Professor of Business Administration




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Dr. Mary Ann Wisniewski

Professor of Business Administration




Dr. Shaoqiong Zhao

Dr. Shaoqiong Zhao

Assistant Professor of Business Administration




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