The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The University offers an online bachelor of science (B.S.) in accounting that serves as excellent preparation to become a licensed certified public accountant. Study for a variety of accounting-related certifications also is enhanced by completion of the major. In addition, the program serves as excellent background for students who plan to complete an M.B.A. or a master's in accounting.
Note: To be eligible to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination, Indiana residents must complete the accounting major plus an additional 30 credits, also offered online at Indiana State University. Out-of-state students should contact their state board of accountancy to verify requirements. Coursework in the forensic accounting minor, finance minor, and insurance and risk management minor can be used to partially satisfy this requirement. Each student works with an academic advisor to build a program of study based on the student's professional goals.
Accounting careers are available in all sectors of society from business and industry to government or nonprofit organizations. The Accounting Program also offers opportunities for continuing study that leads to certifications in accounting, finance, and management; to licensure as a CPA; or to graduate study in business administration and accounting. The most common career paths for accounting majors are listed below.
Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
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The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.