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Bachelor's in Accounting

Are you ready to pursue a career in accounting that reflects your faith-based worldview? Earn your online Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at Indiana Wesleyan University to make your aspirations a reality. Our comprehensive program covers a wide range of foundational topics and high-level skills related to critical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving. Plus, our online accounting degree program is led by expert faculty who work in Certified Public Accountant (CPA) roles, with a wide range of experience in a variety of fields.

Why Complete the BS in Accounting Degree Online at IWU?

There are several benefits of earning your online bachelor’s degree in accounting at IWU. This BS in accounting program can be completed in as little as 18 months—fully online and on your schedule. From start to finish, we will lock in your tuition rate so you can be assured your tuition will stay the same throughout your program. Our curriculum is designed to help students meet the challenges of today’s global world of financial accounting and prepare them for their CPA exam. Plus, our Christian faculty teach from the same biblical worldview valued on our campus, so that students can implement these principles in a fulfilling career.

What Will I Learn in the Online BS Accounting Program?

Our online bachelor’s degree in accounting program will teach you the topics you need to become a professional CPA. Courses will cover a wide variety of topics, including business, law, financial statements, auditing, strategic planning, and more. Plus, we lock in your rate of tuition at the start of your program. That way, you can know the cost of your accounting degree online accredited education from application through graduation!

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

48 Credit Hours


$455/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing
What You Will Study in This Accounting Bachelor’s Program

Coursework for your online bachelor’s degree in accounting program covers how to:

  • Become proficient in current accounting principles, tax law, auditing best practices, and more.
  • Apply advanced critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication methods to real-world situations.
  • Inject Christian principles into your professional decision-making and career trajectory.

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Work in Various Industries

  • Industries

Alumni Profile

Levi Marcum

Class of 2023

Indiana Wesleyan University accounting and finance major Levi Marcum '23 was recently selected to receive the Indiana CPA Educational Foundation Scholarship. He is one of just eight recipients across the state to be honored with this year's award.

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Program Requirements
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED certification.
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at a college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor core program.
  • Evidence of knowledge equivalent to one semester of coursework in mathematics or statistics by meeting one of the following options:
    • Transferring in a mathematics or statistics course from another institution.
    • Taking a mathematics or statistics course from Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • Completion of 120 semester hours.
  • Completion of the required core courses with a GPA of 2.25 or higher.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of 30 hours of general education requirements as specified.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.

Students in this program are required to demonstrate proficiency in the area of accounting prior to taking ACC-311 (Intermediate Financial Accounting and Reporting I) by meeting one of the following options:

  1. Successfully completing the IWU courses ACC-201 (Accounting Principles I) and ACC-202 (Accounting Principles II).
  2. Transferring in the equivalent of ACC-201 and ACC-202 with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • ACC-201 and ACC-202 may be waived if prerequisite requirements have been satisfied as outlined in the Indiana Wesleyan University APS Catalog.


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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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