School of Business & Economics


Accounting is an information system that measures, processes, and communicates financial information about an economic entity to interested users of the information such as investors, managers and creditors.

Accounting is one of the fastest growing professions and offers great career opportunities for students.  The goal of the accounting program is to prepare students for successful careers, whether in public accounting, management accounting, government accounting or other management areas.

Indiana University East offers two different accounting concentrations leading to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. One, the CPA Accounting Concentration, is designed for those students preparing to enter public accounting. It will fulfill all the educational requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA Exam except for the 150 credit hour requirement. (Most states, including Indiana, require 150 credit hours to sit for the CPA exam. The credit hour requirement for BS in Business Administration degree is 120). The other Concentration, Managerial Accounting, is designed for those students not interested in pursuing the CPA certification but instead working as corporate accountants. Both accounting concentrations can be done completely online.

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