Our Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting is perennially ranked one of the best programs in the nation. Under the guidance of our expert faculty, you will develop the tools for intelligent analysis, planning, control, and decision making—preparing you for a successful career, leadership positions, and graduate programs.
The Tools to Excel
A Well-Rounded Curriculum
Our degree requirements cover a wide variety of topics, including auditing, taxation, and systems management. Accounting majors also take communication courses specifically designed to address the oral and written skills accounting professionals need in order to be effective team members and to serve clients well.
Because our curriculum is highly structured—many of the courses must be taken in a certain order—interested students should select this major as early as possible in order to insure timely graduation.
Internships in business or government are a great way to gain experience, learn about your future career, and make connections that can lead to a first job. Internships are available year-round, but fall is an ideal time to apply for one, as the majority of public accounting internships are offered during the spring semester. Undergraduate Career Services offers further information about internships.
Skilled accountants are always in demand—particularly when they graduate from the Kelley School. Employers large and small, worldwide and local, turn to Kelley for knowledgeable, ethical accounting professionals. Each year, employers hire more than 90 percent of our new graduates. Learn more about our graduates’ exciting careers.
Preparing for CPA Licensure
Accounting graduates who meet the education and other requirements of the Indiana Board of Accountancy are eligible for licensure in Indiana. Kelley has two graduate accounting programs—a 3/2 MBA and an MS in Accounting with Data and Analytics—designed to meet the education requirements necessary for licensure in Indiana. The Kelley School of Business has not determined whether its graduate accounting programs meet the educational requirements necessary for licensure in other states or jurisdictions. You may learn more about CPA licensure requirements by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by consulting the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.
The undergraduate degree at Kelley is not designed to meet the educational requirements for CPA licensure. The program requires 120 credit hours, which is 30 credit hours short of the 150 credit hours required for licensure in all 50 states.