USI's accounting degree gives you a competitive advantage in the job market.
USI's accounting program has earned the ultimate mark of quality: special accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only the top accounting programs in the country hold this designation.
This program focuses on real-world accounting problems and case studies, applying technical and theoretical knowledge in practical settings.
USI is also listed as a participating institution with the Pathways Commission.
USI's accredited accounting degree meets the highest academic standards.
In USI's AACSB-accredited accounting bachelor's degree program, you will have the opportunity to:
- Take every course from experienced faculty.
- Attend small, student-centered classes.
- Receive personalized attention from caring faculty members.
- Build workplace experience via internships at professional accounting firms.
- Establish professional connections and start building a network through USI's Accounting Circle and the Accounting and Professional Services Club.
Data from 2013-2017 show a placement rate of 98% for USI Accounting graduates.
To find out how USI's accounting bachelor's degree can help you get the confidence and professionalism you need to succeed, contact USI Admissions at 800-467-1965.
- Dr. Brett Bueltel, assistant professor of accounting, received the 2019 JLTR Outstanding Paper Award for his article, "A Legal Analysis of State Tax Policy for Online Sales: The Recipe from Direct Marketing," published in the ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research (JLTR). He was recognized at the 2019 American Accounting Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The AAA is the largest community of accountants in academia and the premier accounting organization in academia.
- USI team competes in final four in IMA national accounting competition for 12th time
- Engagement: Dr. Andrew Dill discusses his research into Ethics & Fraud: Part 1 (youtube)
- Three generations of IMA: Dr. Brian McGuire and son Andrew '17 M'19 featured in Strategic Finance's IMA Connections: All in the Family
- Dr. Brian McGuire, interim dean of Romain College of Business, receives Lybrand Certificate of Merit.
- Dr. Mark McKnight, associate professor of accounting, Mr. Brian Routh, instructor in accounting, and Alyssa Moore, graduate assistant, co-authored "Disclosing Tax Consequences of a LIFO Repeal: Considerations Toward an Ethical Decision-Making Model Based on Potential Convergence of IFRS and U.S. GAAP", which was published by the Journal of Theoretical Accounting Research.
- APS Club receives IMA Gold Certificate of Excellence
- Faculty award: Dr. Jamie Seitz, assistant professor of accounting, has received a grant award for her proposal, "The Impact of Employee Loyalty on Potential Whistleblower's Intent to Externally Report Financial Statement Fraud."
- Faculty presentation: Dr. Jamie Seitz, assistant professor of accounting, presented "Exploring the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 Whistleblower Provisions and Intentions to Blow the Whistle on Financial Statement Fraud: An Empirical Examination of the Factors that Influence Intent Using the Theory of Planned Behavior" to the University of Mobile auditing class.
- Faculty presentation: Dr. Brett Bueltel, assistant professor of accounting, presented his paper, "Feeling GILTI: Tax Strategies for U.S. Multinational Corporations to Navigate the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" at the 2019 American Taxation Association Midyear Meeting in Washington, D.C.
- USI VITA Tax Program underway (Channel 14 WFIE)
- Dr. Brett Bueltel, assistant professor of accounting, speaks with WEHT's Brad Byrd about tax reform
- Faculty presentation: Mr. Timothy Bryan, instructor in accounting, presented to the Evansville Area Fundraising Council, discussing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The talk focused on changes in the standard deduction and itemized deductions and their potential impact on charities receiving donations. He also expanded into strategies to mitigate any negative impact.
- Getting to Know Celeste Tabor, a Young Professional on the Romain College Accounting Circle advisory board
- Faculty Publication: Dr. Brett Bueltel, assistant professor of accounting, and Dr. Jill Oeding, assistant professor of business law. Their article, "A Practical Guide to Interpreting Statutes for Business Professionals" was published in the Journal of Business Law and Ethics.
- Faculty publication: Dr. Brett Bueltel and Dr. Jamie Seitz, assistant professors of accounting. Their publication, "Exploring International Whistleblower Behaviors and Legislation," was accepted by the Global Journal of Contemporary Research in Accounting, Auditing and Business Ethics.
- Dr. Jamie Seitz successfully defends dissertation
- Meet Jesse Reising, president of USI's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi
- Faculty presentation: Dr. Andrew Dill, assistant professor of accounting, presented, "The Theory of Unintended Amoral Behavior: The Effect of Bounded Ethicality on Managerial Decision-Making Under System 1 and System 2 Thinking" at the 2018 American Accounting Association Annual Conference.
- Dr. Brett Bueltel, assistant professor of accounting, talks about the Indiana online sales tax (44 News)
- A new published article, "The Potential of Student Co-Creation in Extracurricular Experiences," is co-authored by Dr. Kevin Celuch, Dr. Dinko Bačić, Dr. Manfen Chen, Ms. Jeanette Maier-Lytle, and Dr. Jack Smothers.
- Faculty achievement: Dr. Mark McKnight, associate professor of accounting, and Mr. Shawn Robey, instructor in finance, co-authored the publication, "Spending Surges: Considerations Toward a Proposed Model for Explaining Budgetary Slack in Expiring Budgets."
- Meet the newest members of the USI Accounting Circle
- Accounting major is recipient of $10,000 PCAOB scholarship
- Beta Alpha Psi chapter designated superior chapter
- Faculty publication: Dr. Brett Bueltel and Ms. Jamie Seitz. Bueltel and Seitz co-author a publication titled, "When Terminable Interests Prevent the Marital Deduction in Estate Disputes."
- Faculty presentation: Dr. Brett Bueltel. Bueltel presented his research paper, "A Legal Analysis of State Tax Policy for Online Sales: The Recipe for Direct Marketing," at the 2018 American Taxation Association Midyear Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, during the ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research Conference.
- Faculty publication: Dr. Brett Bueltel. Bueltel's article titled, “A Legal Analysis of State Tax Policy for Online Sales: The Recipe from Direct Marketing” was published in the ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research, an American Accounting Association journal.
- Getting to know Susan Hardwick, member of Romain College's Accounting Circle advisory board
- Faculty presentation: Dr. Brett Bueltel, assistant professor of accounting. Bueltel was the speaker at the September lunch meeting of the Evansville chapter of Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). The title of his presentation was, "Tax Cuts and Job Acts Update."
- Faculty presentation: Mr. Tim Bryan, instructor in accounting, presented his dissertation proposal, "Accounting Conservatism or Earnings Manipulation: A Study of the Allowance for Doubtful Accounts and Bad Debt Expense," at the Engaged Management Scholarship Conference at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, as well as at the conference poster session.
According to Strategic Finance, USI’s overall pass rate ranked among the top five at 92%—well above the overall pass rate of 58%. Only Cornell University (95%), University of Wisconsin-Madison (94%) and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (93%) earned rates higher than USI. University of Pittsburgh (90%) rounded out the top five as the only other university with a 90% or greater pass rate.
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