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

ENT 3100
ENT 3100Applications of Entrepreneurship 13
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 15 additional hours of upper division approved business electives15
Total Hours36

Assessment Requirement

MGMT 4220Business Assessment Testing0

Degree Requirements

Lower or Upper Division Courses Required
COMM 1040Introduction to Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
Accounting Ethics
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 requirements for eligibility to take the Uniform Certified Public Accounting Examination.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Interpret business process transactions and create financial statements
  • Analyze relevant strategic options relevant to business processes
  • Explain the impact of International Financial Reporting Standards upon Financial Reporting
  • Identify and assess legal and ethical issues with financial reporting and the accounting profession
  • Effectively prepare and present oral and written financial information individually and within group settings
  • Evaluate business decisions in the functional areas of financial analysis, corporate governance, taxation, or business processes

Sample Four Year Plan 

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
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
FallHoursSpringHours
ACCTNG 24003ACCTNG 24103
ECON 10023ACCTNG 2430, PHIL 1130, PHIL 2254, or PHIL 22493
MATH 11053BUS AD 29003
COMM 10403SCMA 33013
CORE – US History & Government3Cultural Diversity Requirement3
 15 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ACCTNG 34013ACCTNG 34023
MGMT 36003MKTG 37003
SCMA 33003FINANCE 35003
ENGL 31203Non-Business Elective 6
Non-Business Elective3 
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
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.