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BS Accounting

 Pictured | Anna Blystiv | Accounting | Elkhart, Indiana (hometown)

About the Bachelor of Science in Business, Accounting

The accounting curriculum prepares students for positions as accountants, auditors, controllers, income tax accountants, financial statement analysts, cost accountants, budget officers, and governmental or institutional accountants. In addition, it equips the prospective business executive with a tool for intelligent analysis, prediction, decision making, and control.

The accounting curriculum also provides excellent background for the student planning to pursue graduate work in business administration or law.

Accounting graduates who meet requirements of the State Board of Certified Accountants of Indiana are eligible to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant’s (CPA) Examination in Indiana. Those who wish to engage in public accounting practice should familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations issued by:

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency | Attention: Indiana Board of Accountancy | 302 W. Washington Street | Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Students planning to practice outside Indiana should consult the CPA board of their state of residence.

Academic Advising

The mission of the academic advising program in the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics is to promote academic success, student satisfaction, and increased retention by providing students with advisors to help students make educational, career, and personal decisions.

The policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors at least once each year, and freshmen and sophomores are required to meet with their academic advisor prior to each semester’s enrollment. Advising holds are placed on all freshmen and sophomores prior to advance registration and are released following advising appointments. To determine who your advisor is and how to contact them, see One.IU.

Degree Requirements
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Business degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level.
  • Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required.

Concentration Requirements

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Junior and Senior Year­­s
  • BUS-A 311 Intermediate Accounting I
  • BUS-A 312 Intermediate Accounting II
  • BUS-A 325 Cost Accounting
  • BUS-A 328 Introduction to Taxation
  • BUS-A 337 Accounting Information Systems
  • BUS-A 424 Auditing and Assurance Services
  • SPCH-S 223 Business and Professional Communication

Select two of the following:

  • BUS-A 335 Accounting for Government and Not-For-Profit Entities
  • BUS-A 339 Advanced Income Tax
  • BUS-A 425 Contemporary Accounting Theory

Select one of the following with an accounting focus:

  • BUS-B 399 Business and Society
  • BUS-F 302 Financial Decision Making
  • BUS-F 420 Equity and Fixed Income Investment
  • BUS-K 301 Enterprise Resource Planning
  • BUS-L 303 Commercial Law 2
  • BUS-W 311 New Venture Creation
  • BUS-X 481 Undergraduate Internship in Business and Economics
  • BUS-X 482 Undergraduate Field Project in Business and Economics

  • Students will consult with an academic advisor for recommended electives.

See also

Academic Bulletins

PDF Version

2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.