Accounting BS

General Education Requirements

All Business majors must meet the university general education requirements. As part of meeting the university's general education requirements, all Business majors must complete the prerequisite courses below :

ECON 1001Principles of Microeconomics (MOTR ECON 102)3
ECON 1002Principles of Macroeconomics (MOTR ECON 101)3
MATH 1030College Algebra (MOTR MATH 130)3
MATH 1100Basic Calculus3
MATH 1105Basic Probability and Statistics3

Degree Requirements

All Business majors must meet College of Business G.P.A., good standing and credit requirements as outlined in the Bulletin.

Lower Division Business Core Requirements

ACCTNG 2400Fundamentals of Financial Accounting3
ACCTNG 2410Managerial Accounting3
BUS AD 2900Legal Environment of Business3
INFSYS 2800Information Systems Concepts and Applications3
Total Hours12

Upper Division Requirements

ENGL 3120Business Writing3

Upper Division Non-Business or Business Requirement

Two global awareness courses selected from an approved list maintained in the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising in the College of Business Administration; also available on our web site.

Upper Division Business Requirements

FINANCE 3500Financial Management3
SCMA 3300Business Analytics and Statistics3
SCMA 3301Introduction to Supply Chain Management3
MGMT 3600Management and Organizational Behavior3
MGMT 4219Strategic Management3
MKTG 3700Basic Marketing3
A minimum of 18 additional hours of upper division approved business electives18

 Assessment Requirement

MGMT 4220Business Assessment Testing0

Degree Requirements

Lower or Upper Division Courses Required6
One of:
Accounting Career Strategies
Introduction to Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)
Approaches to Ethics (MOTR PHIL 102)
Business Ethics
Upper Division Accounting Courses Required: 1
ACCTNG 3401Financial Accounting and Reporting I3
ACCTNG 3402Financial Accounting and Reporting II3
ACCTNG 3411Cost Accounting3
ACCTNG 3421Accounting Information Systems3
or INFSYS 3810 Information Systems Analysis
ACCTNG 3441Income Taxes3
ACCTNG 4435Auditing3
Total Hours24

See the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising for alternatives to satisfy the State of Missouri’s requirement of 150 hours for eligibility to take the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination.

Undergraduate Business Learning Goals & Objectives


  • Students will be able to remember, identify and synthesize core Business Content from the six core business areas within the College of Business.
  • Students will be able to identify and explain items related to Decision Making
  • Students will be able to synthesize business concepts as it relates to International Business
  • Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate business  Verbal/Written skills
  • Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate business Quantitative knowledge.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate concepts related to basic Ethics knowledge.



  1. Understand basic accounting terminology, including the basic accounting equation
  2. Analyze the impact of business transactions on the company’s financial health and performance 
  3. Understand the purpose, structure, and elements of the financial statements
  4. Understand the basic cost terminology (product versus period and fixed versus variable costs)
  5. Understand Cost/Volume/Profit concepts (breakeven point and contribution margin)

Sample Four Year Plan 

First Year
MATH 10303MATH 11003
ENGL 11003ECON 10013
BUS AD 10003INFSYS 28003
INFSYS 18003EXPLORE – Humanities & Fine Arts3
EXPLORE – Humanities & Fine Arts3EXPLORE – Math & Sciences3
 15 15
Second Year
ACCTNG 24003ACCTNG 24103
ECON 10023BUS AD 29003
MATH 11053SCMA 33013
COMM 10403PHIL 1130, 2254, or 22493
CORE – US History & Government3Cultural Diversity Requirement3
 15 15
Third Year
ACCTNG 34013ACCTNG 34023
MGMT 36003MKTG 37003
SCMA 33003FINANCE 35003
ENGL 31203Non-Business Elective 6
Non-Business Elective3 
 15 15
Fourth Year
ACCTNG 34213MGMT 4219 or 42203
ACCTNG 34413ACCTNG 34113
Global Awareness Course3ACCTNG 44353
Non-Business Elective6Global Awareness Course3
 Non-Business Elective3
 15 15
Total Hours: 120

PLEASE NOTE: This plan is an example of what a four year plan could look like for a typical student. Placement exam scores in math as well as the completion of coursework may change the plan. It should not be used in the place of regular academic advising appointments. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor. All requirements are subject to change.