More than just numbers

Accounting isn't just balance sheets and numbers. It's also people skills, professionalism, and integrity. We've designed our outstanding program around these factors. So well, in fact, that more than 120 firms recruit our accounting students on campus each year.

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Courses and course requirements

All accounting major-level courses (ACCT:3100 and above) must be completed at the University of Iowa.

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Common required courses

  • Professional Accounting Seminar
  • Income Measurement and Asset Valuation
  • Valuation of Financial Claims
  • Introduction to Taxation
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Auditing
  • Accounting for Management Analysis and Control
  • Business Law

Major elective courses

  • Advanced Tax Topics
  • Advanced Financial Accounting

Optional courses

  • Tax Practicum I (VITA)
  • Tax Practicum II (VITA)
  • Tax Research

The Account Writing & Communications Program: your path to success.

All required accounting courses feature a writing, presentation, or visual communication component to prepare you for your career. Make an appointment with us to make the most of these stepping stones on the path to confidently communicating in the workplace, regardless of your chosen career path.

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Interested in VITA Services?

Our VITA volunteers provide free tax help to taxpayers earning less than $58,000 a year (married taxpayers filing a joint return must have joint income less than $58,000 a year).

Accounting Society

Tippie students

The Accounting Society helps students discover the potential of an accounting degree and aid in their transformation from student to young professional. If you are thinking about accounting as a major, or just want to learn about what accountants do, these meetings are for you!