About

Accountants are valued for the crucial data they provide to help businesses plan operations and monitor performance. The field of accounting requires individuals to have a broad perspective of technical, managerial and social policy issues, as well as critical thinking and problem solving skills.

The MS in Management – Accounting program is designed for students who have obtained baccalaureate degrees in fields other than accounting. The program emphasizes the development of both accounting skills and graduate-level application of theory, preparing students for mid- to senior level positions through a curriculum examining managerial accounting, taxation, accounting information systems, auditing, and business law. Completion of the degree satisfies the requirements to write the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination.

My Lubar has additional important information for potential and current graduate accounting students. It includes information on graduate program routes, internships, MSPA Orientation, teaching assistant and scholarship applications, as well as other useful information!

If you already have a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, you may be interested in:
MS in Management – Professional Accounting
MS in Management – Taxation

For More Information

Graduate Student Services
Lubar Hall N251
(414) 229-5403
mba-ms@uwm.edu

Curriculum

Required Courses (30 credits)

BUS ADM 406 Income Tax Accounting II
BUS ADM 408 Accounting Information Systems
BUS ADM 722 Advanced Financial Accounting Theory
BUS ADM 724 Business Consolidations and Governmental Accounting
BUS ADM 725 Strategic Cost Management I
BUS ADM 726 Strategic Cost Management II
BUS ADM 728 Auditing Theory and Applications
BUS ADM 753 Advanced Business Law
BUS ADM 821 Business Taxation
BUS ADM 840 Current Issues in Financial Reporting

Additional degree requirements and course descriptions for the Master of Science in Accounting  can be found on the Graduate School website.

Students admitted to the MS-Accounting program without sufficient background may need to complete additional courses. Please contact the Graduate Student Services Office for more information.

For More Information

Graduate Student Services
Lubar Hall N251
(414) 229-5403
mba-ms@uwm.edu

Faculty

With a strong combination of professional and academic experience, the accounting, taxation, and business law faculty at the Lubar School are well known for their commitment to helping students succeed in their studies and preparing them for the accounting profession. The practice of accounting is ever-changing. To stay on top of new developments, Lubar accounting faculty are CPA-certified in the profession and closely connected with public and corporate accounting professionals. As PhD-qualified faculty, they also collaborate with other research scholars on current topics in financial accounting, managerial accounting, non-profit accounting, auditing, individual and corporate taxation, business law, and corporate governance.

profile photoLarry AbbottAssociate ProfessorAccounting(414) 229-5165abbottl@uwm.eduLubar Hall N326H

Associate Professor, Accounting

profile photoColleen Boland(414) 229-2551bolandc@uwm.eduLubar Hall N326F

Assistant Professor, Accounting

profile photoVeena L. Brown(414) 229-4471brownvml@uwm.eduLubar Hall N326E

Assistant Professor, Accounting

profile photoBrian Daugherty(414) 229-5737daughert@uwm.eduLubar Hall N326D

Associate Professor, Accounting

profile photoPaul M. Fischer(414) 229-4545pfischer@uwm.eduLubar Hall N326C

Jerry Leer Professor, Accounting

profile photoCharles Konkol(414) 229-3825konkol@uwm.eduLubar Hall N328

Senior Lecturer, Accounting & Taxation

profile photoLeslie Kren(414) 229-6075lkren@uwm.eduLubar Hall N326G

Associate Professor, Accounting

profile photoAaron Mandell(414) 229-6292amandell@uwm.eduLubar Hall N314

Assistant Professor, Accounting

profile photoSean McCarthy(414) 229-5005mccarth@uwm.eduLubar Hall N329

Assistant Professor, Accounting

profile photoDaniel Neely(414) 229-4164neely@uwm.eduLubar Hall N326B

Associate Professor, Accounting

profile photoJonathan Saffold(414) 229-4394saffolj@uwm.eduLubar Hall N312

LecturerAccounting 

profile photoLaura Swenson(414) 229-3837swensola@uwm.eduLubar Hall N316

Assistant Professor, Accounting

profile photoAmy Tegeler(414) 229-4249tegelera@uwm.eduLubar Hall N320

Assistant Professor, Accounting

profile photoSheila Viel(414) 229-3874viel@uwm.eduLubar Hall N310

Lecturer, Accounting

Mission

Message from the Director

Paul Fischer

Thank you for your interest in the accounting area at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Lubar School of Business!

The Lubar School has been the primary source of accounting talent in southeast Wisconsin for over 60 years, providing outstanding degree programs, meaningful experiential opportunities for students, a strong faculty commitment to teaching, and close relationships with accounting firms and businesses in our region.

Recognized for rigor and relevance, our program is respected for our highly-qualified and well-prepared graduates who contribute as CPAs and accounting professionals in businesses throughout Wisconsin and beyond.

On behalf of the accounting faculty, I welcome you to learn more about us.

Paul M. Fischer
Director of Accounting Programs
Jerry Leer Professor of Accounting


Accounting Area Mission

The accounting area of the Lubar School of Business engages in theoretical and applied research and provides high quality education that leads to successful accounting careers for our students. We blend experience-based learning, teaching innovations, employer and alumni involvement, professional ethics, international exposure, and career guidance to enhance our students’ professional preparation.


Accounting Advisory Council

Highly engaged with accounting firms and professionals throughout the region, we value the input and guidance of our Accounting Advisory Council, comprised of partners from each of the “big four” international CPA firms, partners from regional and local CPA firms, and certified public accountants who are leaders of major international companies in our region.


Full Array of Accounting Degree Programs

BBA in Accounting
Our BBA in Accounting can be completed in four years, including a full-time internship.  Once graduated, students are allowed to take the CPA exam in Wisconsin.  However, a total of 150 credits of college education are required to obtain a CPA license in Wisconsin.

MS in Professional Accounting
High-achieving accounting undergraduate students may continue their studies in the “fifth year,” full-time MS in Professional Accounting program.  The curriculum is focused on preparing students for success on the CPA exam. Students have the option to specialize in assurance services or taxation.  Many students in this program receive funding through scholarships or teaching assistantships.

MS in Accounting
This program is designed for students with non-accounting or non-business undergraduate degrees who wish to pursue a career in accounting.  The program can be completed in a flexible part-time schedule, or in as quickly as one year if attending full time.  Students prepare for and take the CPA exam while in the program.

MS in Taxation
The MS in Taxation is a highly specialized program for those interested in a taxation focus.  The program is offered in a flexible, part-time schedule to accommodate working professionals.