Bachelor of Science in Accounting

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

Connect: We emphasize conceptual knowledge as well as its practical application for improving accounting skills and connecting you with leaders in the community.

  • Students have opportunities to interact with Big Four, regional and local accounting firms as well as private industry, creating opportunities to apply for internships and full-time jobs.
  • Interact as early as your freshman year with accounting firms and graduate schools in our annual Meet the Firms event. This event is designed specifically for Accounting, Finance and Economics students to connect them with companies that best suit their future careers.
  • Our active Accounting club connects its 30 student members with accounting professionals, throughout the community.

Rigor: We provide the academic rigor you will need to be a successful accounting professional.

  • 100 percent of accounting majors complete an internship.
  • Our 12 credit hour internship allows you to work with an accounting firm anywhere in the country, for a semester.
  • Utilize the classic game Monopoly and analyze case studies to better understand accounting principles.
  • CPA exam and licensure guidance from CPA faculty.

Bright Futures:

  • 2020 Schroeder School Accounting Seniors placed in the 97th percentile for accounting knowledge on the Major Field Test among 500 business schools.
  • Placement at top graduate programs including Indiana University (Bloomington – Kelley), Notre Dame, Belmont and University of Texas at Austin.
  • Strong relationship with the Kelley School of Business MS in Accounting with Data and Analytics (MSADA) graduate program*.
  • Recent employments: FORVIS, EY, Old National Bank, PwC, Harding Shymanski, German American Bank, NSWC Crane, Berry Global, SS&C Technologies and KPMG

*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 receive certain benefits when applying to Kelley's MS in Accounting with Data and Analytics (MSADA) graduate program, such as a waived GMAT. 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. An option is to earn two degrees (154 hours): BS in Accounting and a BS in Business Administration with a major in finance, management, marketing, logistics and supply chain, economics, or global business.

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

General Education – 38 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 Schroeder School of Business Accounting Students complete the following courses: Accounting 210, 211, 321, 398; Business 100, 200, 400; Economics 101,102; Finance 361; Logistics/Supply Chain Management 315; Law 201; Management 331, 377; Marketing 325; Quantitative Methods 160.

Accounting Major – 21 hours: ACCT 310, 311, 317, 329, 414; two 300/400 accounting or business courses.

Free electives: approximately 20 hours to total 124