If numbers are your thing—look no further
As an accountant, you follow the money—where it is, where it comes from, and where it goes. The money trail you uncover is essential to diagnosing the health of a business, as well as keeping it on the right side of tax and regulatory laws. A foundation in accounting gives you unlimited opportunities to help clients and organizations achieve their strategic goals.
A stacked curriculum and expert professors
As the business world has increased their investment in technology and data analytics, we’ve updated our curriculum to incorporate these crucial skills. When you study here, you’ll be part of an undergraduate program that was named one of the top 50 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. To date, seven faculty members from Tippie's Accounting Department have received the AAA Outstanding Educator award.
Prepare to present your case
Following the money won’t matter if you can’t effectively communicate what you’ve found. That’s one of things that sets an accounting degree from Tippie apart —an emphasis on communication supported by our one-of-a-kind Accounting Writing and Communications Program.
“I feel comfortable walking into a room with the CFO and talking him through something that I have done. Tippie built up my confidence to be able to hold my own in that conversation.”
Declaring an accounting major
To declare a major in accounting, you must be eligible to declare a major in Tippie and meet the following additional criteria:
- GPA of 3.0 UI and cumulative
- At least a B- grade in ACCT:2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting
To enroll in major-level courses in accounting after declaring the major, you must have a 2.67 (B-) average in ACCT:2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting and ACCT:2200 Managerial Accounting.
Students admitted to Tippie who do not meet the requirements for enrolling in major-level courses in Accounting must petition for access. Common double majors with accounting include finance or business analytics & information systems.