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4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program


Year after year, the Kelley School's Bachelor of Science in Business (BSB) in Accounting is ranked one of the best programs in the nation. In fact, U.S. News & World Report Best Undergraduate Business Programs 2022 ranks this program at No. 4.

This degree could be a great fit for students who enjoy math, are skilled communicators, and who enjoy helping others make good financial decisions.

With an undergraduate degree from the Kelley School of Business, you’ll be able to:

  • Analyze and interpret the economic, social, political, legal, cultural, and technological influences that drive the global economy.
  • Evaluate a region or nation for business investment or expansion.
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge base in each essential division of business and understand the important relationships among finance, marketing, operations, and leadership.

In addition, accounting majors will have the tools for intelligent analysis, planning, control, and decision-making. Students will learn to address the oral and written skills accounting professionals need in order to be effective team members and to serve clients well.

With a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, you’ll have many different career paths to choose from, such as audit, tax, consulting, information technology systems, financial analysis, legal, and many others.

Admission requirements

First-year admission standards

High school curriculum & equivalency prerequisites

  • 8 credits (semesters) of English, such as literature, grammar, or composition
  • 7 credits (semesters) of mathematics, including:
    • 4 credits of algebra and 2 credits of geometry (or an equivalent 6 credits of integrated algebra and geometry)
    • 1 credit of pre-calculus, trigonometry, or calculus
  • 6 credits (semesters) of social sciences, including:
    • 2 credits of U.S. history
    • 2 credits of world history/civilization/geography
    • 2 additional credits in government, economics, sociology, history, or similar topics
  • 6 credits (semesters) of sciences, including at least 4 credits of laboratory sciences: biology, chemistry, or physics
  • 4 credits (semesters) of world languages
  • 3 or more credits (semesters) of additional college-preparatory courses
    • Additional mathematics credits are recommended for students intending to pursue a science degree
    • Additional world language credits are recommended for all students

Average high school GPA

3.90 (out of 4.0)

Secondary school graduation requirement

You need to complete the equivalent of U.S. high school. Many education systems call this upper secondary school. It includes all course components and examinations required for graduation.

If you are homeschooled or attend an alternative school, you need to submit credentials that demonstrate equivalent levels of achievement and ability.

Demonstration of English proficiency

IU Bloomington requires all nonnative English-speaking international undergraduate applicants to demonstrate English proficiency.

For more information about admission requirements in each IU school, please contact the institute.

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Program content

Year One

Fall Term

  • Finite Math
  • Basic Accounting
  • Business Presentations
  • Microeconomics
  • IUB GenEd Breadth of Inquiry: Arts & Humanities

Spring Term

  • Calculus
  • Kelley Compass I: The Individual
  • Computer in Business
  • Managerial Accounting
  • English Composition
  • IUB GenEd Breadth of Inquiry: Natural Science*

Year Two

Fall Term

  • Kelley Compass II: The Team
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Global Business Environments
  • Financial Accounting
  • Technology and Business Analysis
  • IUB GenEd World Languages or World Cultures

Spring Term

  • Statistics
  • Business, Government, & Society
  • Global Business Analysis or Global Business Immersion
  • Business Communication
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Macroeconomics

Year Three

Fall Term

  • Integrative Core (I-Core)
  • Ethics and the 21st Century Business Leader

Spring Term

  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Cost Accounting
  • Required Supporting Major Course
  • IUB GenEd Breadth of Inquiry: Arts & Humanities
  • IUB GenEd World Languages or World Cultures

Year Four

Fall Term

  • Auditing and Assurance Services
  • Taxes and Decision Making
  • Required Supporting Major Course
  • Communication for Accountants

Spring Term

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Accounting Major Elective
  • Required Supporting Major Course
  • Strategic Management

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available, please contact the university for more information.


  • Indiana residents: $11,332 per year
  • Non-residents: $38,352 per year



Career paths

The accounting curriculum prepares students for careers in auditing, corporate accounting, management consulting, governmental and not-for-profit organizations, and taxation. The accounting curriculum also provides an excellent background for students who want to pursue graduate work in business, public administration, or law.

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Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University in Bloomington (IU) was founded in 1820 and is one of the largest universities in the United States. IU is one of only 34 public university members of the selective Association of American Universities. Its 42,000 students come...

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Why study at Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University Bloomington, also known as "IUB" or just "IU," offers students from all over the world the quintessential American college experience. With over 43,000 students, IU is one of the largest universities in the US, but it has a small-school feel. This means you'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities for research, creativity, and sports, and learn from world-class instructors, but you'll also find yourself in small classes with opportunities to really connect with your classmates and professors. While there are certainly large lecture-style classes as well, our average class size is 30, and most of our class sections have 20 students or less.

IU is also a very diverse place - we're a second home to over 5,000 international students from 144 countries, and 37% of our faculty have an international background.

IU offers over 200 undergraduate majors, including some that are the first of their kind in the US, such as the BS in Intelligent Systems Engineering, and the BS in Cybersecurity and Global Policy. With twenty degree programs ranked among the top ten on national and global indexes, Indiana University is particularly known for its Kelley School of Business; Jacobs School of Music;School of Informatics, Computing, & Engineering; School of Media (film and journalism);and School of Public and Environmental Affairs.


Average rating 4.5

Based on 2 reviews.

Sophia K.
Kelley offers great classes that benefit individuals with different majors, such as offering excel classes. Also, their curriculum allows students to add on a major or minor by taking an extra few credits which provides a full opportunity for students to have the option to expand their interests and studies.
Emily W.
Nice program that prepares you for your future accounting career! I love how big and beautiful the campus is. Even though the school is not located in a city, there are still many employer events on campus and a lot of career resources. The courses are well-designed. As a Kelley student, you also get to explore different fields in business in th...
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Indiana University Bloomington

107 S. Indiana Avenue
47405 Bloomington Indiana
United States of America

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