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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

ONLINE OR ONSITE

Indiana Wesleyan University’s Bachelor of Science with a major in Accounting degree program is offered in online format, and may also be offered onsite at locations in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. This program is designed for working professionals who are interested in completing a baccalaureate degree focusing on accounting theory, taxation, and auditing. The core program emphasizes analytical skills, practical application, and problem solving. Also addressed in the program are issues faced by managers in a variety of business organizations. The curriculum is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to transition into or advance within the general field of accounting.

This degree provides an excellent foundation for students who anticipate pursuing their CPA certification. Interested parties should check with their state licensing board of accountancy for the specific requirements needed to make an application to take the CPA examination.

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.

RELEVANT AND CONVENIENT

  • Complete your degree in approximately 18-20 months
  • Cohort groups provide mutual support
  • One-time registration, no more waiting in line
  • Classes meet one night per week or online
  • Instructors combine academic credentials with professional expertise

LIBERAL ARTS

Liberal Arts courses are offered through Indiana Wesleyan University and are available at many sites throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and online.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Credit Hours Tuition
42 Total1 $432 / credit hour

*Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

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 NonResAid@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.

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Prerequisite Courses

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

  1. Successfully completing the IWU courses ACC 201 (Accounting I) and ACC 202 (Accounting II).
  2. Transferring in the equivalent of ACC 201 and ACC 202 with a grade of “C” or higher.

* ACC201 (Accounting I) and ACC202 (Accounting II) may be waived if prerequisite requirements have been satis ed 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

The admission requirements for the Bachelor of Science with Major in Accounting degree program offered through the College of Adult and Professional Studies are as follows:

  1. Proof of high school graduation or GED certification.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 I) by meeting one of the following options:

  1. Successfully completing the IWU courses ACC 201 (Accounting I) and ACC 202 (Accounting II).
  2. Transferring in the equivalent of ACC 201 and ACC 202 with a grade of “C” or higher.

* ACC201 (Accounting I) and ACC202 (Accounting II) may be waived if prerequisite requirements have been satis ed as outlined in the Indiana Wesleyan University APS Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with a Bachelor of Science with Major in Accounting baccalaureate degree from the College of Adult and Professional Studies at Indiana Wesleyan University, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Completion of 120 credit hours.
  2. 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.
  3. Overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  4. 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
  5. Payment of all tuition and fees.

Application Procedures

To be considered for admission to the Bachelor of Science with a major in Accounting degree program, complete each of the following steps. For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.

  1. Application

    Apply online at www.indwes.edu.

  2. Transcripts

    College
    Applicants who have more than 30 credit hours of college coursework are required to submit an official transcript from each undergraduate regionally accredited institution attended. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent in directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped “student copy,” “issued to student,” or “unofficial” cannot be accepted as official.

    College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools
    For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a “Course-by-Course Report” from Educational Credential Evaluators (see www.ece.org). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The evaluation must list course-by-course credit hours and grades.

  3. TOEFL Scores

    Submit a copy of your Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores if English is not your primary language. For more information about this test, see  www.toefl.org.

Prior Learning Assessment

Undergraduate students accepted to or enrolled in any of the CAPS associate or baccalaureate degree programs are eligible to complete Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Credit hours awarded may be counted toward general education, elective, or select core requirements as applicable to the undergraduate degree or as specified for approved graduate programs. Baccalaureate students may earn a maximum of 40 hours of credit through PLA. Associate degree students may earn a maximum of 18 hours through PLA. Undergraduate students may use PLA credit to accrue toward the 60 hours of credit required for admission to the bachelor’s core curriculum and/or to meet degree requirements while in the core and/or after the core has been completed.

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.