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Access:  Open to eligible in-state and many out-of-state applicants

Campus requirements:  None

The Accounting Program 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.

Coursework includes required accounting courses plus electives in areas such as:

  • Accounting information systems
  • Auditing
  • Financial and management accounting
  • Nonprofit accounting
  • Taxation

Students also complete a core of business courses required of all business students—and the University's Foundational Studies Program, which provides the knowledge students need in critical thinking, leadership, and interpersonal and communication skills. Optional minors are offered online in forensic accounting, finance, and insurance and risk management.

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.


Indiana State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). In addition, the Scott College of Business is accredited by the AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Indiana State Online Students Residing Outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering online degrees. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU online programs may not be available in all states. Currently, online programs are not offered in the state of Massachusetts. To check the status of programs available in a particular state, visit program availability.

Last updated 6 August 2015