Degree Programs:

School of Business

Bachelor of Science in Accounting-Online Consortium

The IU collaborative online Bachelor of Science in Accounting will provide students with an engaging and flexible program that prepares graduates to enter the accounting profession. This 100 percent online, collaborative program is delivered by IU Kokomo, IU East, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast – all accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

This program is intended to serve students interested in joining the accounting profession immediately following degree completion as well as those students who plan to continue onto graduate school and complete the qualification standards as set by each state to sit for their respective CPA or CMA exams.  

For students interested in pursuing a career in accounting, this degree will fulfill the course requirements to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Exam as well as the Certified Management Accounting (CMA) Exam, but it will not satisfy the 150-credit hour requirement set by most states, including Indiana and Ohio. In most cases, students who complete the 120-credit hour IU collaborative BS in Accounting will need to complete an additional 30 credit hours of applicable coursework to meet national and state minimums.   These credits are most often completed as a part of a graduate study in MS Accounting, MBA, and related degree programs.

Degree Requirements

To graduate with the BS in Business Administration, you must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. In addition, courses in the Business foundation, Business core, Accounting core, and Accounting elective categories require a grade of “C” or better. General Education courses require a C- or better and a minimum GPA 2.0.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  1. General education courses (30-36 cr.): Grade of “C-“ or higher and minimum GPA 2.0
  2. Business foundations courses (24 cr.): Grade of “C” or higher
  3. Business core courses (21 cr.): Grade of “C” or higher
  4. Accounting core courses (18 cr.): Grade of “C” or higher
  5. Accounting elective courses (9 cr.): Grade of “C” or higher
  6. General elective courses (as needed to total 120 credit hours)

You may be able to transfer up to 60 credit hours from a regionally accredited two-year college and up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.

Required Courses

1.  General education courses (30-36 cr.)

2.  Business foundation courses (24 cr.)

  • BUS-A 201  Introduction to Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
  • BUS-A 202  Introduction to Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)
  • BUS-B 190, BUS-W 100 or BUS-X 100  Principles of Business Administration (3 cr.)
  • BUS-L 201 or BUS-L 203 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.)
  • ECON-E 103 or ECON-E 201  Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)
  • ECON-E 104 or ECON-E 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
  • ECON-E 270 Introduction to Statistical Theory in Economics (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 232, BUS-X 204, ENG-W 232, or SPCH-S 223  Introduction to Business Writing (3 cr.)

3.  Business core courses (21 cr.)

  • BUS-D 300 or BUS-D 301  International Business (3 cr.)
  • BUS-F 301  Financial Management ( 3 cr.)
  • BUS-K 321  Management of Information Tech (3 cr.)
  • BUS–K 353 Business Analytics and Modeling (3 cr.)
  • BUS–M 301 Introduction to Marketing Management (3 cr.)
  • BUS–P 301 Operations Management (3 cr.)
  • BUS–Z 302 or BUS-Z 301 or BUS-W 301 Managing & Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.)

4.  Accounting core courses (18 cr.)

  • BUS–A 311 Intermediate Accounting I (3 cr.)
  • BUS–A 312 Intermediate Accounting II (3 cr.)
  • BUS–A 325 Cost Accounting (3 cr.)
  • BUS–A 328 Introduction to Taxation (3 cr.)
  • BUS–A 337 or BUS A 411 Accounting Information Systems (3 cr.)
  • BUS–A 424 Auditing & Assurance Services (3 cr.)

5.  Accounting electives - choose 3 classes (9 cr.)

  • BUS–A 335 Accounting for Government and Not-for-Profit Entities
  • BUS–A 338 Accounting Analytics (3 cr.)
  • BUS–A 339 Advanced Income Taxation (3 cr.)
  • BUS–A 414 Financial Statement Analysis (3 cr.)
  • BUS–A 422 Advanced Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
  • BUS–A 437 Advanced Management Accounting (3 cr.)

6.  General electives - to bring the total credit hours to 120

  • The degree completion requires 120 credit hours.  Students may choose courses throughout the university to fulfill the 120 credit hours.

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