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A.S. Accounting

We focus on not only teaching the principles, but training them to think ethically while doing the work.

- Kevin Cabe


Overview of the Online Associate in Accounting Degree

Don’t just knock – go after the key to the doors you want to open for yourself. The Associate of Science in Accounting degree program prepares you to enter the field of accounting or business and readies you for future education pursuits, like bachelor’s and master’s degrees. This program is led by experienced faculty members who will help you learn business concepts you can immediately apply at work. With multiple start dates throughout the year, as well as online and onsite learning formats, you can earn your degree without pausing your life or job.

  • 100% online or onsite learning formats
  • Complete your degree in approximately 24 months
  • Continue at IWU in a bachelor completion program or explore an online Associate to Master’s program at IWU
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredited

You’ll learn to…

  • Navigate complex accounting situations by using relevant professional knowledge
  • Develop foundational business and accounting analysis skills
  • Communicate ideas and facts effectively and make sound business decisions
  • Integrate your faith into the workplace to become a virtuous employee 

Career Opportunities

  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Auditing Clerk

Career Data

  • Median Salary in US, 2019: $41,230
    Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl.

Program Vision

Be a global leader in accounting education by providing programs that are distinguished by virtuous standards and academic excellence.

Program Mission

The DeVoe School of Business accounting programs provide Christ-centered professional education to prepare a diverse body of learners for a successful life of service in business, industry, public accounting and nonprofit organizations.

Bridge Program

If you have not yet obtained your Associate degree but already have 36 to 59 credit hours of previous college coursework, IWU’s unique Bridge program can allow you to immediately start working towards your Bachelor's degree. Please contact your Program Representative at 866-498-4968 for more information.

Bridge Program Admission Requirements

  • Submission of all required items for the admissions process as outlined in the “application procedures” section of the application packet.
  • Acceptance to an IWU Bachelor program with 36-59 credit hours earned from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Enter the Bridge to a Bachelor program at 36-59 credit hours.


The Associate of Science in Accounting program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

Not all programs are offered at all locations and some may only be available online.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees*

Credit Hours Tuition
60 Total $299 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.

The total cost of the program, including tuition, books, eBooks, and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. Course textbooks will be shipped to you before each course begins. The cost of books increases for shipments outside of the 48 contiguous United States.

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Financial Aid

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

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email IWUfinaid@indwes.edu.


Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.

Preview Your Classes



Below are the lists of requirements for the AS in Accounting program. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

  • Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 60 semester hours.
  • Completion of the core requirements with a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of 24 hours of general education requirements as specified in IWU Catalog.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required in order to receive a diploma.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the Associate of Science with a major in Accounting program. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.