Example Course Plans

Accounting

Finance

Accounting Course Plan (first 3 semesters)

This is an example course plan based on the 2020-2021 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 evaluation 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

*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.

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 Accounting faculty member to decide what semester(s) would be most appropriate. Prospective study abroad students should strongly consider enrolling in ACC 112 fall semester of the first year and ACC 212 in the spring semester of the first year.

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.
  • Accounting majors should meet the Analysis of Values (AV) general education course requirement and one of the two Writing Intensive (WI) general education course requirements through ACC 216: Professional Issues in Accounting to adhere to the Illinois Board of Examiners Requirements. 
    • ACC 216 may not be available to students until their junior year.
  • Students interested in double majoring should consult with an Accounting faculty member to consider a four-year plan.