Online B.S. Accounting

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Overview of the Online B.S. Accounting Program

Your education can be one of your greatest assets. The Bachelor of Science in Accounting is designed to help you finish your bachelor’s degree and start building the future you envision. IWU’s accounting programs are led by experienced faculty members, many with unique experience as certified public accountants (CPAs), forensic accountants, IRS examiners and more. With multiple start dates and a flexible online learning format available, you can earn your degree without pausing your life or your career.

  • Fully online program with onsite options available at select locations
  • Complete the program in approximately 18 months
  • Gain valuable experience through practical, applicable coursework

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You’ll Learn To…

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of current accounting principles, tax law, current auditing standards, and more
  • Develop your critical thinking, problem-solving, and communicating
  • Apply accounting theory concepts to your everyday work
  • Integrate your faith, allowing it to guide your decisions and problem-solving processes

Career Options

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


48 Total
$455/ Credit Hour *

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


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


Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

16 Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence. For a full list of courses required to complete your degree, please visit the Bachelor General Education page.

Prerequisites to ACC-311: IWU courses ACC-201 and ACC-202 or transfer of their equivalent with a grade of “C” or higher.

ACC-201, ACC-202, MGT-302, FIN-210, ACC-311, ACC-312, ECO-330, ADM-447, ACC-341, ACC-430, ACC-423, ADM-448, ACC-451, ACC-371, ACC-372, ACC-491


Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • 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.



The BS in Accounting at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.


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

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

*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024