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Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Accounting

Kelley’s undergraduate program

Kelley's undergraduate program in accounting was ranked  #11 in the nation (#6 among public universities) in U.S. News & World Report's 2013 rankings.

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Lawson Smith

Lawson Smith BS'02

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Chicago, Illinois

“I’m never chained to a desk. I don’t even have an official desk or office. My office is my laptop.”

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Undergraduate Program

The Tools to Excel

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.

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.

Accounting Degree Major Maps

For students interested in:

Internships

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.

Careers

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 the CPA Exam

Accounting graduates who meet the requirements of the Indiana Board of Accountancy are eligible to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination in Indiana. Those who wish to engage in public accounting practice in Indiana as certified public accountants should familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations issued by the board. For example, most states (including Indiana) require prospective CPAs to complete 150 semester hours of education.

Kelley has two graduate accounting programs for students who wish to fulfill the education requirements necessary to sit for the CPA exam. Students planning to practice outside Indiana should consult the CPA board in their intended state of residence. Call (800) CPA-EXAM for additional information.

Advising

We take great pride in the mentoring and advising we offer students. Please feel free to contact the advisors below—or one of your professors—with any questions about our classes or the CPA exam.

Kelley Undergraduate Advising

busadv@indiana.edu

CPA Exam

Sandi Owen
Senior Lecturer
Business School, Room 428E
(812) 855-1355
showen@indiana.edu

More Information

Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Program