Bachelor of Science in Business, Accounting

Career-focused business degree, comprehensive accounting education

Take a pathway to a dynamic career that is the perfect blend of financial acumen, strategic thinking, and business savvy.

A Solid Foundation for a Dynamic Career

Gain a solid foundation in all areas of accounting, including financial, managerial, taxation, and auditing. Learn the quantitative and qualitative skills needed to develop and analyze accounting information. The program delves deep into financial reporting, taxation, auditing, and managerial accounting, fostering analytical and problem-solving skills crucial for navigating complex financial landscapes. Students are encouraged to complete and internship during their junior or senior year to earn direct experience in the field. We’ll teach you skills in business fundamentals, enabling you to adapt to evolving industry trends and pursue diverse career pathways, from public accounting firms to corporate finance departments, which will lead to long-term professional success and fulfillment.

Hands-On Experience in the Business World

Put theory into practice through hands-on projects, internships, and real-world simulations. Our experiential learning opportunities allow you to apply classroom knowledge to practical situations, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

Benefit from our strong industry partnerships and alumni network. Our close ties with leading businesses, accounting firms, and professional organizations provide you with invaluable networking opportunities, internships, and job placements.


Accounting expertise is in high demand across industries, as organizations of all sizes require skilled professionals to manage their finances, ensure compliance with regulations, and make strategic decisions.

Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Accounting enjoy strong job prospects and competitive salaries, and are set up with a solid foundation for pursuing professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Degree information

120 Credit hours
Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

All Bachelor’s degrees offered by IU Southeast requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and a minimum of 30 credit hours of upper-level coursework (300-level or above). View your potential course schedule options for each semester by clicking on the link below. Students are encouraged to work with an academic advisor to apply for dual credit or transfer credits and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

The Bachelor of Science in Business degree includes a general-education component intended to foster a well-rounded education. Students must also complete a core set of required courses within business and economics. In addition to 25 credit hours of 100- and 200-level courses, this core includes 19 hours of upper-level (300- and 400-level) courses.

Students must select and complete at least one concentration. A total of 24 credit hours are required to fulfill one concentration. To complete two concentrations, students must complete all required courses for both concentrations, and at least 12 credit hours must be distinct to each.

In addition to the general-education, business/economics core and concentration components, students may need to complete additional elective courses to achieve the total number of 1) credit hours and 2) 300- and 400-level credit hours required for degree completion. These elective courses may be carefully selected in pursuit of a minor, second concentration, or internship.

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Course topics include:

  • Financial accounting
  • Managerial accounting
  • Statistical theory in economics and business
  • Legal environment of business

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Bevin K Snyder

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