Sentry School of Business and Economics
Be on your way to a CPA With a degree in Accounting
As an accounting student at UW-Stevens Point, you will learn the skills necessary to be professionally licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA), certified management accountant (CMA), or certified internal auditor (CIA). In addition, you will develop a mix of analytical and decision-making skills to illustrate an organization’s financial status and inform business strategies. The UW-Stevens Point accounting program can be completed on campus or online.
Why study Accounting at UW-Stevens Point?
Develop important people skills and build your professional network by participating in our unique events program. Hear top-notch speakers and meet local business representatives at our panel discussions, networking events and career-skills workshops. Choose from more than 300 Smiley Professional Events every year to build your personal path to career success.
Acquire valuable on-the-job experience and course credit by working in a business or nonprofit organization. Many interns get hired before graduation and receive job offers upon completing their internship.
Anderson Classroom to Career Center
The Keith and Tammy Anderson Classroom to Career (C2C) Center provides a single location for UW-Stevens Point School of Business and Economics students to learn about majors, receive career and financial support, and discover internship and professional development opportunities. The Anderson C2C Center also serves as a hub for business outreach and event planning.
Accounting; Business Administration
Hired Before Graduation
Alex Garcia ’22
Alex Garcia was hired before graduation at Hawkins Ash CPAs in Marshfield, Wis., as an audit and tax associate.
Insights of Interns
Megan Bittner interned at Schult Tax LLC in Marathon City, Wis., where she prepared W-2s and 1099s for clients before tax season started, then prepared 230 total tax returns which included 1040, 1120 and 1120S, and 1065.
Where are they now?
UW-Stevens Point Sentry School of Business and Economics alumni live and work all over the world—so if you’re looking for networking opportunities close to a new home or contact info for fellow Pointers in another city, you’re in luck. Check out our map and follow our LinkedIn page!
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What to Expect?
Accountants are an integral part of private, public, and nonprofit organizations. Our alumni are employed in such fields as manufacturing, banking, insurance, and real estate. They work in firms of different sizes, locally and internationally, in careers such as:
- financial accountant
- public accountant
- management accountant
Statewide job growth in accounting is projected to increase by 11.5% between 2014 and 2024. Learn to produce and communicate financial business results to achieve optimal financial performance. Students take business, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, income taxes, auditing, and strategy. These classes provide the interpersonal and decision-making skills necessary to succeed in private, nonprofit, or governmental organizations.
Get Involved on Campus
Students develop important people skills and build professional network by participating in our unique Smiley Professional Events program. Hear top-notch speakers and meet local business representatives at our panel discussions, networking events and career-skills workshops. Choose from more than 300 Pro Events every year to build your personal path to career success.
The Sentry School of Business and Economics encourages all of our majors to develop their knowledge and skills outside of traditional classroom settings by joining one of our student organizations including:
- Accounting Club
- Financial Literacy Association
- Institute of Management Accountants
Meet Your Faculty and Staff
Our faculty and staff members have real-world experience in a wide range of business disciplines as well as degrees from some of the most highly respected universities internationally. You’ll benefit from our hands-on style of instruction, personal attention and comprehensive understanding of our fields as you learn key concepts and practices of business applications.
- Assistant Professor – Accounting
- Associate Lecturer – Accounting
The UW-Stevens Point Sentry School of Business and Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Graduates will complete degrees from a program ranked among the top 20 percent in the nation and top 5 percent in the world.
Sentry School of Business and Economics