Bachelor of Science in Business (B.S.B.)

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Master the Numbers: Pursue an Accounting Degree for Financial Excellence

When you think of accounting your brain might automatically envision spreadsheets, numbers and long hours behind a desk. At the University of Wyoming, we teach our students that accounting isn't that. It is much more. Enrolling in our accounting program means you'll be on track to become a lifelong learner, embody integrity and open the doors to an abundance of careers. 

About the Accounting B.S.B. Program at UW

At its most basic level, accounting is recognizing, recording and analyzing the financial effects of business activities. In today’s technologically driven and complex world, this involves a lot more than a calculator. To understand and communicate the flow of financial information in an organization, accountants must not only understand business and accounting principles, they also reckon with ethics, up-to-the-minute technologies and the global marketplace.

When you study accounting, you are learning the “language of business.” This makes accounting one of the most versatile business majors you can choose.

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The University of Wyoming MBA Program and College of Business are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. AACSB sets the highest standards of student, faculty and institutional excellence and visits each institution every 5 years for assessment for re-accreditation. Rest assured that an MBA from UW carries a validity of the highest level.


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What Can You Do With an Accounting Bachelor’s Degree?

When you get an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Wyoming, you are getting transferable knowledge and skills you can take with you to graduate school and into organizations as diverse as government, health care, energy, agriculture and more.

Your UW accounting degree program prepares you to apply for a variety of certifications such as the Certified Management Accounting (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Financial Manager (CFM).*

Accounting Careers

Accounting graduates go on to diverse roles that include:

  • Corporate executives
  • CPAs
  • Controllers
  • Auditors
  • Fraud examiners
  • Consultants
  • Professors
  • Project managers


*Your undergraduate accounting degree does not offer all the credits you need to obtain a CPA license. However, it will give you enough credits to sit for the CPA exam and if you combine your University of Wyoming B.S.B. in Accounting with the M.S. in Accounting, you will satisfy the educational requirements necessary to obtain your CPA license in Wyoming.


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Here are just a few of the places where University of Wyoming accounting alumni are making their marks:

  • State of Wyoming
  • University of Wyoming
  • McGee, Hearne and Paiz LLP
  • Black Hills Corporation
  • Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Wyoming Department of Transportation
  • Prologis
  • Encana Corporation
  • Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
  • Kiewit
  • Lenhart, Mason & Associates LLP
  • Union Pacific
  • Eide Bailly
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Accounting Bachelor's Degree Program Highlights

Your accounting education will consist of general business classes augmented by courses in financial and managerial accounting, information systems, taxes and auditing, among others. Plus, you will have the chance to get hands on learning experiences. Here are just a few other reasons to consider getting your B.S.B. at UW:

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

Acquire real-world tax experience assisting low-income community members with their tax returns.

John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition

Work with a team of student entrepreneurs and pitch your startup idea for potential funding.


Make connections and acquire on-the-job skills by completing an internship. Students in the accounting program have interned at the Big Four accounting firms and at companies throughout Wyoming and Colorado.

Online Flexibility/Completion Program

Our accounting degree offers a convenient and flexible pathway through a completion program. If you have already completed a portion of your prerequiste coursework, either from UW or another college, you have the opportunity to complete the remaining class requirements FULLY ONLINE. Email us at to see if you qualify and visit our advising webpage for more information. 

The competition opened doors for me. I had a job offer from one of the top four accounting firms in the world. It was all because of the entrepreneurial background. They want the people who are problem-solvers, who are driven and who have the experience.

- Tabitha Briscoe, B.S. in Accounting
2018 John P. Ellbogen $50K Entrepreneurship Competition Winner

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College of Business

Department of Accounting & Finance

Department 3275, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-3807