Bachelor of Science in Accounting


Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Associate Dean Ben Johnson is one of the talented faculty who helps mentor UE accounting students, preparing them for successful careers in the public and private sectors.

With an accounting degree from the University of Evansville, graduates find rewarding careers working as advisors and leaders within business organizations or as public accountants providing management services, tax advice, and independent audit services.

What makes us distinctive

  • Big four placement (Deloitte, Ernst and Young, KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers) with starting salaries exceeding $55,000.

  • Regional accounting firm placement (BKD, Harding Shymanski & Company, etc.) with starting salaries exceeding $50,000.

  • 100 percent job placement rate.

  • 100 percent of accounting majors complete an internship.

  • Our 12 credit hour semester internship allows you to work with an accounting firm anywhere in the country.

  • Schroeder School of Business accounting majors placed in the 99th percentile in the 2018 Major Field Test (MFT). The MFT compares our students versus 500+ other business programs across the nation.

  • Our Forensic Accounting course connects students with FBI professionals and other corporations.

  • Placement at top graduate programs: University of Notre Dame (Mendoza), University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), Indiana University (Bloomington - Kelley), University of Texas at Austin (McCombs).

  • Direct entry to Kelley School of Business Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) graduate program*.

  • Connect with accounting professionals in our 45 student member Accounting Club.

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*The Schroeder School of Business has a partnership with the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, in which accounting graduates who meet certain requirements will be automatically admitted to Kelley's Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) graduate program. This collaborative action between the two prestigious programs results in outstanding opportunities for UE graduates wishing to obtain an advanced degree in accounting.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

We strongly encourage students to complete 150 semester hours to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam upon graduation. A second option is to earn two degrees (154 hours): BS in Accounting and a BS in Business Administration with a major in finance or management.

This degree requires completion of 124 semester hours, allocated as follows:

General Education – 41 hours: including Quantitative Methods 227; Management 497

Common Core – 45 hours: The purpose of the common core is to provide students with careful preparation in the fundamental tools of decision making and leadership. All accounting majors complete the following courses: Accounting 210, 211, 321, 398; Business 400; Economics 101, 102; Experiential Education 90; Finance 361; Interdisciplinary 150; Law 201; Management 310, 331, 377; Marketing 325; Mathematics 134 or higher; Software Application 110.

Accounting Major – 22 hours: Accounting 150, 310, 311, 317, 329, 414; six hours of upper-division accounting or business electives selected with the approval of the student’s academic advisor

Electives – 16 hours

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