With a concentration in accounting, you will learn how to create and maintain accurate financial records of business transactions.
You will also learn about preparing financial statements and reporting concerning business assets, liabilities, and operating expenses. In addition, you will explore the economic and managerial perspectives on the relationships between business activity, economic outcomes, and positive and negative evaluations of performance.
After graduation, you will be prepared for ever-changing, always-in-demand accounting positions. In fact, accounting is a profitable major known for good starting salaries.
As an accounting professional, you must be aware of and adapt to constantly changing federal and state laws. In addition, you must be skilled in utilizing current and future technology tools to interpret the big financial picture, forecast profits and losses, and tackle complex business challenges.
After graduating from IUPUC with an accounting concentration and degree in business, you will be prepared for careers in auditing, corporate/government/not-for-profit accounting, management consulting, or taxation.
Over one-third of jobs in Bartholomew County are in manufacturing (ranked #59 in the United States, #1 in Indiana). In the IUPUC service region, between 24 percent and 37 percent of jobs are in manufacturing. Eleven of the nineteen “Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs” in Indiana Region 9 require a bachelor’s degree in business.
As a Division of Business graduate who has completed the accounting concentration, you might also choose additional study, like:
The CPA exam is one of the most important exams of your accounting education. The Indiana Board of Accountancy, through the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA), requires that to be eligible to take the CPA exam you must have a bachelor’s degree, you must have completed at least 150 university credit hours with an accounting concentration, and you must provide academic transcripts for review at the time you take the exam.
Talk to our accounting faculty and your academic advisor for more information. Visit IPLA for complete details, including CPA exam information, new CPA applicant guide, and more.