Partnerships between UW-Green Bay and UW-Madison and the University of Illinois fast-track admission into top-ranked Master of Accountancy programs

Students from all four UW-Green Bay campuses can apply

Green Bay, Wis.—Now business students at any of the four UW-Green Bay campuses can gain early admission into the selective Masters of Accountancy programs at UW-Madison and the University of Illinois.

“We’re thrilled to bring these opportunities to our students,” says Karl Schindl, chair of Accounting and Finance in UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin School of Business. “A graduate degree from either of these highly-regarded programs will expand the career opportunities and increase the marketability of our graduates.”

UW-Green Bay students can apply for admission into UW-Madison’s Master of Accountancy program as early as their junior year. Admitted students will enter the paid, for-credit internship program and related professional issues course in their eighth semester. This early start also provides the opportunity for students to pursue paid teaching assistantships (TA) the following year.

Both university’s Masters of Accountancy programs provide students with the technical and professional skills necessary for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam and boast a near 100% job placement rate.

With 70 percent of UW-Green Bay graduates choosing to live and work in Northeast Wisconsin, partnerships such as these, help expand the talent pipeline of accounting and finance professionals in our region.

“We saw the demand from both our students and the industry for enhanced CPA preparation, but instead of incurring the costs of starting our own Master of Accountancy program, we chose to partner with the top-ranked programs already established,” said Cofrin School of Business Dean, Matt Dornbush. “We’re excited for what these partnerships mean for our students and our region.”

For more information about accounting and finance opportunities in the Cofrin School of Business, contact the Cofrin School of Business Advising Manger Kay Voss (

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 79,604 continuing education enrollees each year across all campus locations. We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Bay was the fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit


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