The establishment of the Accounting Study Program at the Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia was originally a consequence of the change in the status of the IKIP Bandung from an institute to a university. In addition, with the development of the world of work in both the public and private sectors, and the great interest of high school and vocational high school graduates to continue their studies to the undergraduate level, especially in the field of accounting, the University of Education of Indonesia through the Department of Economic Education and the participation of Study Program lecturers Accounting Education, opened a new study program with the name "Accounting Study Program".
The Accounting Study Program was established on April 30, 2001 through a Decree. Director General of Higher Education No. 108 / DIKTI / Kep / 2001. Subsequently, on October 22, 2002, the Head of the Accounting Study Program was appointed by means of a Decree. Chancellor of the Indonesian University of Education No. 2552 / K04 / KP.00.01 / 2002 j.o Decree of the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences Education No. 2045 / J33.2 / KL.01.10 / 2002. With this decree, the Accounting Study Program was chaired for the first time by Drs. H. M. Harlasgunawan Ap., M.Pd and the Program Secretary, namely Arim, SE, M.Si, Ak, whose determination was based on the results of a meeting between the Chair of the selected Accounting Study Program and the Chair of the Economics Education Department and the lecturers of the Accounting Education Study Program.
Until now, the Accounting Study Program has achieved an "A (Very Good)" Accreditation rating according to SK Number 2228 / SK / BAN-PT / Akred / S / X / 2016 valid until 13-10-2021.