Example Course Plans



Finance Course Plan (first 3 semesters)

This is an example course plan based on the 2022-2023 University Catalog; your actual schedule may deviate from this example. Your faculty advisor will work with you to select appropriate courses.

As an IWU student, it is your responsibility to track your progress each semester towards completing graduation requirements using the MyIWU degree audit tool.

Year 1

Fall Semester

*A student earning a score of 4 or 5 in both AP Microeconomics AND AP Macroeconomics is not required to take ECON 100 for any majors within Accounting & Financial Services.

** MATH 110 or MATH 176 should be taken during the first four semesters.

Spring Semester

May Term

  • Optional
Year 2

Fall Semester

***ECON 227 may be taken in any of the first four semesters, but is normally taken in the sophomore year. If a student has received a unit of credit for AP Statistics (score of 4 or 5), s/he is not required to take ECON 227.


Study Abroad

Students interested in studying abroad should consult with an Finance faculty member to decide what semester(s) would be most appropriate.

Additional Information

  • Students should complete the following six courses by the end of their sophomore year in order to move onto upper-level courses in the department: (1) Gateway, (2) MATH 110, 176 or proficiency; (3) ECON 100; (4) ECON 227; (5) ACC 112; (6) ACC 212.
    • A grade of C- or higher must be earned in each of these courses.
    • In addition, a student's cumulative GPA in these six courses must equal or exceed 2.50.
  • Students interested in double majoring should consult with a Finance faculty member to consider a four-year plan.