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Accounting, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
, KY,
An accounting major can lead to a successful career in many different areas of accounting and business.  From the smallest start-up company to large international companies and governmental agencies, every organization requires the skills of accountants.

About

Why study Accounting at WKU?

Lots of reasons!  Here are just a few:

  • WKU Accounting graduates have one of the highest passage rates for the CPA Exam (for schools in Kentucky and surrounding areas with undergraduate accounting programs).
  • The Department of Accounting and the Gordon Ford College of Business both are accredited by the AACSB – International.   Of the 12,000 collegiate business schools world-wide, only 186 have been able to attain AASCB accreditation in both Business and Accounting.
  • Through the new Professional Program in Accountancy (PPA), undergraduates can pursue both the Bachelor and Master (MAcc) degrees concurrently (WKU is the only university in Kentucky offering this path for students to obtain the 150 hours needed for the CPA certificate).
  • The accounting programs at WKU focus on developing the communication, problem-solving, team building, and technical competencies necessary for a professional accounting career.
  • All accounting courses are taught by full-time faculty.  We do not use part-time faculty. All accounting faculty hold a professional certification (CPA, CMA, CGFM, CIA, CFE).
  • All accounting faculty have relevant real-world experience. While the faculty are excellent classroom instructors, they are also engaging individuals who enjoy serving as professional mentors to our accounting students.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Management Information Systems
  • Principles of Financial Management
  • Legal Environment of Business
  • Organization and Management
  • Operations Management
  • Strategy & Policy or
  • Small Business Analysis & Strategy
  • Basic Marketing Concepts
For more information, please check the program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    52

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

INTERNATIONAL ADMISSION CHECKLIST:

  • A completed application (open WKU application for admission)
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Official Academic Records from schools attended with grades and any degrees/diplomas/certificates received.  Should also include a literal English translation.
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Financial Evidence of Support
  • Students transferring from within the US will need to fill out the Transfer-In Form
  • All necessary documents, including academic records, and proof of English language proficiency, must be received before an admission decision can be made.

International students must also provide financial evidence of support in order to obtain an I-20.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    27144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13572 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National Applies to you

    26496 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13248 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    10602 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5301 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Bowling Green

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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