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Indiana University Bloomington

Graduate Accounting Programs

Alumni Spotlight

Tom Lunsford MBA/JD 2002

Sr. Decision Support Analyst, Caterpillar INC., Peoria, IL

“Kelley's graduate program appealed to me because it represented affordable quality. The 3/2 nature of the program saved me a lot of time and expense in completing my education. This was invaluable since I combined the 3/2 MBA with a JD from the IU School of Law, Bloomington."

Costs & Financial Aid

The investment you make in your graduate studies is an investment in your future success—and with our nearly 100 percent job employment rate (within 90 days of graduation), you will hit the ground running.

To calculate your expected costs in a given semester, use the Tuition Estimator Tool found on the IU Office of the Bursar website.

Please read the Rules Determining Resident and Nonresident Student Status for Indiana University Fee Purposes.

Admits to Graduate Accounting Programs master’s degrees are required to pay an enrollment deposit to secure their seat in the entering class. This deposit is non-refundable. However, if GAP revokes their admission because of the candidate’s inability to meet admission conditions, the enrollment deposit is refunded.

Graduate Assistantships

The financial assistance offered through the office of Graduate Accounting Programs comes in the form of Graduate Assistantships (GA). With a merit-based assistantship, a student is expected to work 5 hours (per week) or 12 hours (per week) for a department or faculty member in the Kelley School.

  • All admitted students are considered for GA positions. There is no separate application. If awarded a GA, you will receive notification via email.
  • Five-hour assistantships are most often awarded to meritorious 1st year 3/2 MBA students and MSA students. Typically, 12-hour assistantships are awarded to second-year 3/2 MBA students.
  • Amounts of the award are based upon your tuition residency status as determined by Indiana University.
  • GAs are paid partially as a tuition waiver and partially as a monthly stipend for work completed each week.

For information about financial aid, particularly externally funded awards, please visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance.

The AICPA offers a number of academic scholarships for students (U.S. citizens) interested in accounting and business. Amounts, application deadlines, and eligibility requirements vary. AICPA Scholarships and Awards