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Ball State’s bachelor’s degree in accounting is an immersive program in the fundamentals of accounting and the related fields of economics, business law, finance, management, marketing, operations, information systems, and more. Our program emphasizes experiential learning, small class sizes, excellent faculty, and a clear pathway after graduation to move directly into a career or pursue graduate work.

Major Requirements 

A bachelor's degree in accounting is divided into four groups of courses: The University Core Curriculum, business school foundation courses, specialized accounting coursework, and general electives. You’ll begin as a pre-business major and later apply to the accounting program.

Credits 

120

Classes You Will Take

A few of the course you’ll take include:

  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Income Tax Accounting
  • Government and Nonprofit Accounting
  • Auditing Principles and Practices
  • Cost Accounting

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Hands-on Learning and Real-World Opportunities

More than 95 percent of our graduates secure jobs immediately after graduation. On top of our in-demand degree that opens doors across industries, we’ll help you gain professional experience through internships and connect with other students and industry leaders through student organizations. Learn more.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Accounting?

When most people think of account, they think of CPAs. But accounting graduates enjoy rewarding careers in many other fields, including lucrative executive-level positions at private corporations, interesting opportunities at a wide range of governmental agencies, and fulfilling jobs at nonprofit organizations.

Career possibilities include:

  • public accountants
  • accountants within organizations
  • management analysts
  • banking and finance positions
  • executive-level opportunities
  • legal positions

Paying for Your Education

Department Scholarships

On top of the dozens of scholarships our university offers all of its students, we have several awards we give to our own students to recognize them for their achievements. Learn more.

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