BSAcc in Accountancy

Degree Program Description

Students in the School of Accountancy acquire practical experience in the field of accounting.  The curriculum provides students with a strong technical accountancy background, a broad advanced business background and professional skills such as public speaking and information systems skills.  Accountants engage in a wide variety of activities including preparing financial statements, reconciling business transactions, performing audits of public companies, and developing and using information systems to track financial performance and strategy. The field is competitive and challenging, but worth it. Typical careers in accountancy include auditor, tax advisor, wealth manager, forensic accountant, corporate finance officer, and consultant. The undergraduate and master’s degree programs with a major in accountancy are merged into an integrated 150-credit curriculum to provide high-quality preparation for a career as a professional accountant in public accounting, business or government.  Admission is competitive; students are required to have a minimum 3.000 GPA of record and at least 45 credit hours earned to apply during the Spring semester.

Major Program Requirements

The undergraduate and master’s degree programs with a major in accountancy are merged into an integrated 150-credit curriculum to provide high-quality preparation for a career as a professional accountant in public accounting, business or government.

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Accountancy is awarded along with the Master of Accountancy degree upon satisfactory completion of the 150-credit, integrated curriculum. In this integrated program, a minimum of 24 credits in accountancy courses at the 3000-level or above must be completed at MU.

Major Core Requirements

The following courses are degree specific major requirements for the 150-credit program in the School of Accountancy. Courses that satisfy University general education and core program prerequisite requirements are recommended for the freshman and sophomore years.

Accountancy Foundation Courses
PHIL 1000General Introduction to Philosophy (fulfills humanistic studies requirement)3
or PHIL 1100 Introduction to Ethics
or PHIL 1200 Logic and Reasoning
COMMUN 1200Public Speaking3
3 hours of Psychology or 3 hours of Sociology3
International Component (See your academic advisor about completion of this requirement.)
Pre-Accountancy Courses
ACCTCY 2036Accounting I * 1 2 (for all courses)3
or ACCTCY 2136H Honors Accounting I
or ACCTCY 2026 Accounting I
ACCTCY 2037Accounting II * 1 2 (for all courses)3
or ACCTCY 2137H Honors Accounting II
or ACCTCY 2027 Accounting II
ACCTCY 2258Computer-Based Data Systems3
BUS_AD 1500Foundations of Professional Development in Business2
BUS_AD 2500Introduction to Professional Development in Business2
ECONOM 1014Principles of Microeconomics ** 23
or ECONOM 1024 Fundamentals of Microeconomics
ECONOM 1015Principles of Macroeconomics ** 23
ENGLSH 1000Exposition and Argumentation 23
MATH 1100College Algebra3
MATH 1300Finite Mathematics *** 23
MATH 1400Calculus for Social and Life Sciences I *** 23
STAT 2500Introduction to Probability and Statistics I *** 23
Required Core Courses
ECONOM 3229Money, Banking and Financial Markets3
ECONOM 3251Theory of the Firm3
or ECONOM 4351 Intermediate Microeconomics
FINANC 3000Corporate Finance3
MANGMT 3000Principles of Management3
MANGMT 3200Business and Society3
or MANGMT 4140 Business Communication
MANGMT 3300Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies3
MANGMT 4140Business Communication3
MANGMT 3540Introduction to Business Law3
MRKTNG 3000Principles of Marketing3
STAT 3500Introduction to Probability and Statistics II3
Required Accountancy Courses
ACCTCY 3326Financial Accounting Theory and Practice I3
ACCTCY 3328Accounting Information Systems3
ACCTCY 3346Financial Accounting Theory and Practice II3
ACCTCY 3347Cost and Managerial Accounting3
ACCTCY 4353Introduction to Taxation3
ACCTCY 4384Auditing Theory and Practice I3
Accountancy Elective3
Professional Electives
Nine credits must be taken as 2000-level or higher University non-business electives or 3000-level business electives9
Senior Capstone
MANGMT 4970Strategic Management3
Graduate Level Coursework30
Total Credits136

Both ACCTCY 2036 and ACCTCY 2037 must be taken in residence or both must be taken at another campus.


ECONOM 1051H may be taken in place of ECONOM 1014/ECONOM 1024 and ECONOM 1015.


 Requires a grade of C- or better.


Requires minimum 3.0 GPA for ACCTCY 2036 and ACCTCY 203, ACCTCY 2136H or ACCTCY 2016, ACCTCY 2137H or ACCTCY 2027 (including grades from other institutions).


Requires minimum 3.0 GPA (including grades from other institutions) for these Pre-Accountancy courses.

School of Accountancy Graduation Requirements

Course requirements ensure that at least 40 percent of a student’s course work is earned in divisions other than business. The merged BSAcc and MAcc degrees require 150 total credits.

General Education *18
Pre-Accountancy Courses34
Accountancy Foundation Courses9
Required Core Courses27
Required Accountancy Courses21
Professional Electives8
Senior Capstone3
Graduate Level Coursework30
Total Minimum150

Additional 3 hours of humanities fulfilled in Accountancy foundation courses. Students also need to fulfill an International Studies Component (3 hours) to be selected with your advisor. These classes can be taken at the undergraduate or graduate level.

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Semester Plan - Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Master of Accountancy

Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester.  A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.

First Year
MATH 1300 or 1400*3MATH 1300 or 1400*3
State Requirement3ENGLSH 1000 (grade of C- or better)3
BUS_AD 15002Humanities 3
PSYCH 1000 or SOCIOL 10003Physical/Biological Science3
PHIL 1000, 1100, or 12003ECONOM 10143
 14 15
Second Year
Physical/Biological Science3STAT 35003
BUS_AD 25002Physical/Biological Science3
STAT 25003ACCTCY 2037 or 2137H3
ACCTCY 2036 or 2136H3
ECONOM 10153ACCTCY 22583
 COMMUN 12003
 14 15
Third Year
Humanities3FINANC 30003
ACCTCY 3326 (FS only)3ACCTCY 3346 (SP only)3
ACCTCY 33283MRKTNG 30003
MANGMT 30003ACCTCY 43533
ECONOM 32293MANGMT 3200 or 4140 (Writing Intensive)**3
 Professional Elective2
 15 17
Fourth Year
Professional Elective3Non Internship (for Internship plan-see below)# 
 MANGMT 49703
MANGMT 33003Non Business Elective3
ECONOM 3251 or 43513ACCTCY 43843
MANGMT 35403ACCTCY/BUS Elective3
ACCTCY 33473Professional Elective3
 15 15
Fifth Year
Accountancy Elective3ACCTCY 84503
Accountancy Elective3MANGMT 70103
Accountancy Elective3Accountancy Elective3
Accountancy/Business Elective3Accountancy Elective3
Accountancy/Business Elective3Accountancy/Business Elective3
 15 15
Total Credits: 150
# Internship
ACCTCY 4940Professional Accounting Internship3
ACCTCY 4384Auditing Theory and Practice I3
Accountancy Elective3
Total Credits9

Some students get an opportunity to do a spring internship for 3 hours during the 8th semester.  Internships are normally the 1st 8 weeks and students take 6 hours during 2nd 8 weeks for a total of 9 hours.  If students do a winter internship, they can normally only complete 12 hours by taking an independent study course.  Students would would need to complete the additional 3 hours prior to or during the summer following the internship.


MATH 1300 must be taken. A grade of C- is required in MATH 1100 (counts in place of non-business elective), MATH 1300 and STAT 2500.


Need grade of C- or better to fulfill requirement.


MANGMT 3200 OR MANGMT 4140 is a required course.
ECONOM 1051H satisfies both ECONOM 1014 or ECONOM 1024 and ECONOM 1015 requirement.
One humanity or science must be 2000-level or above.
Professional electives can be non-business electives (2000+ courses) or Business electives (3000+ courses) approved by academic advisor.
Electives must be approved by advisor so that international studies component is met.

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Degree Audit

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MU students who have attended since August 2007 can request a degree audit by logging in to myZou and navigating to Self Service, then Student Center, and clicking on “Request Degree Audit.” The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.

MU students who have NOT attended since August 2007 can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to

For newly admitted or prospective students, MU degree audits can be created at Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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