B.S. in Accounting

“Indiana Wesleyan stretched me and boosted my confidence to make me believe that I could do it. And I have.”

- Gerilyn Davis

 

Overview of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting

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

 

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 communication skills
  • Apply accounting theory concepts to your everyday work
  • Integrate your faith, allowing it to guide your decisions and problem-solving processes

 

Career Possibilities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Accounting program can pursue jobs as staff accountants or auditors. They can also progress toward earning the following designations:

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

 

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The 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.

 

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Indiana Wesleyan University’s DeVoe School of Business ranks among the top 25 in the United States and #2 in Indiana in Successful Student's article featuring the best online Bachelor in Accounting degree programs.

 

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Tuition
48 Total1 $449 / credit hour

1 47 total credits with prerequisites; Accounting minor adds 18 credit hours to bachelor's program.

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.

Courses

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.

 

Prerequisite Courses

* 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.

Core Courses

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

 

Accounting Minor

Available to all non-Accounting majors within the College of Adult and Professional Studies or the School of Nursing-Post Licensure program. Courses may not count toward a minor and a major at the bachelor level. (Total of 24 credit hours)

ACC-201,ACC-202,BUS-105,BUS-150,ACC-220,ACC-230,ACC-311,ACC-312

Requirements

Below are the lists of requirements for the B.S. 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.
  • Original transcripts from all previous college or university study at regionally accredited colleges or universities or an institution accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education.
  • Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university or an institution accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor core program. A maximum of 40 hours of credit may be earned through the assessed learning process toward the required 60.
  • 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.

Prerequisites

* 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.

Core Enrollment Requirements

A minimum of 60 semester credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university is required to begin the core curriculum.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 120 credit hours.
  • Completion of the required core (major) courses with a GPA of 2.25 or as specified in a program of study and a minimum of 30 hours of the core (major) taken at Indiana Wesleyan University.
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Included within the total of 120 credit hours, 30 credit hours in Liberal Arts as follows:
    • 3 credit hours in Biblical Studies
    • 3 credit hours in Biblical Studies or Philosophy or Religion
    • 6 credit hours in English Written Communication
    • 3 credit hours in English Oral Communication
    • 6 credit hours in Social or Behavioral Science
    • 3 credit hours in Mathematics
    • 3 credit hours in Natural Science
    • 3 credit hours in Arts and Humanities
  • Payment of all tuition and fees.

Start Dates

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