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 36 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 1000||General Introduction to Philosophy (fulfills humanistic studies requirement)||3|
|or PHIL 1100||Introduction to Ethics|
|or PHIL 1200||Logic and Reasoning|
|COMMUN 1200||Public Speaking||3|
|PSYCH 1000||General Psychology||3|
|or SOCIOL 1000||Introduction to Sociology|
|or RU_SOC 1000||Rural Sociology|
|International Component (See your academic advisor about completion of this requirement.)|
|ACCTCY 2036||Accounting I 1 2 (for all courses)||3|
|or ACCTCY 2136H||Honors Accounting I|
|or ACCTCY 2026||Accounting I|
|ACCTCY 2037||Accounting II 1 2 (for all courses)||3|
|or ACCTCY 2137H||Honors Accounting II|
|or ACCTCY 2027||Accounting II|
|ACCTCY 2258||Computer-Based Data Systems||3|
|BUS_AD 1500||Foundations of Business and Professional Development Principles||2|
|BUS_AD 2500||Intermediate Professional Development Principles||2|
|ECONOM 1014||Principles of Microeconomics * 2||3|
|or ECONOM 1024||Fundamentals of Microeconomics|
|ECONOM 1015||Principles of Macroeconomics * 2||3|
|ENGLSH 1000||Exposition and Argumentation ** 2||3|
|MATH 1100||College Algebra **||3|
|MATH 1300||Finite Mathematics 2 3||3|
|MATH 1400||Calculus for Social and Life Sciences I 2 3||3|
|STAT 2500||Introduction to Probability and Statistics I ** 2||3|
|Required Core Courses|
|ECONOM 3229||Money, Banking and Financial Markets||3|
|ECONOM 3251||Theory of the Firm||3|
|or ECONOM 4351||Intermediate Microeconomics|
|FINANC 3000||Corporate Finance||3|
|MANGMT 3000||Principles of Management||3|
|MANGMT 3300||Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies||3|
|MANGMT 3200HW||Business and Society - Honors/Writing Intensive||3|
|or MANGMT 4140W||Business Communication - Writing Intensive|
|MANGMT 3540||Introduction to Business Law||3|
|MRKTNG 3000||Principles of Marketing||3|
|STAT 3500||Introduction to Probability and Statistics II||3|
|Required Accountancy Courses|
|ACCTCY 3326||Financial Accounting Theory and Practice I||3|
|ACCTCY 3328||Accounting Information Systems||3|
|ACCTCY 3346||Financial Accounting Theory and Practice II||3|
|ACCTCY 3347||Cost and Managerial Accounting||3|
|ACCTCY 4353||Introduction to Taxation||3|
|ACCTCY 4384||Auditing Theory and Practice I 4||3|
|Six credits must be taken as 2000-level or higher University non-business electives or 3000-level business electives||6|
|MANGMT 4970||Strategic Management||3|
|Graduate Level Coursework||30|
Requires a grade of C- or better.
Requires minimum 3.0 GPA (including grades from other institutions) for these Pre-Accountancy courses.
May take the graduate level course ACCTCY 7384 to fulfill this requirement.
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|
|Accountancy Foundation Courses||9|
|Required Core Courses||27|
|Required Accountancy Courses||21|
|Graduate Level Coursework||30|
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.
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.
|MATH 1300 or 1400*||3||MATH 1300 or 1400*||3|
|State Requirement||3||ENGLSH 1000 (grade of C- or better)||3|
|PSYCH 1000 or SOCIOL 1000||3||Physical/Biological Science||3|
|PHIL 1000, 1100, or 1200||3||ECONOM 1014||3|
|Physical/Biological Science||3||STAT 3500||3|
|BUS_AD 2500||2||Physical/Biological Science||3|
|STAT 2500||3||ACCTCY 2037 or 2137H||3|
|ACCTCY 2036 or 2136H||3|
|ECONOM 1015||3||ACCTCY 2258||3|
|Free Elective||1||COMMUN 1200||3|
|ACCTCY 3326 (FS only)||3||ACCTCY 3346 (SP only)||3|
|ACCTCY 3328||3||MRKTNG 3000||3|
|MANGMT 3000||3||ACCTCY 4353||3|
|ECONOM 3229||3||MANGMT 3200HW or 4140W (Writing Intensive)**||3|
|Professional Elective||3||Non Internship (for Internship plan-see below)#|
|MANGMT 3300||3||Non Business Elective||3|
|ECONOM 3251 or 4351||3||ACCTCY 4384||3|
|MANGMT 3540||3||ACCTCY/BUS Elective||3|
|ACCTCY 3347||3||Professional Elective||3|
|Accountancy Elective||3||ACCTCY 8450||3|
|Accountancy Elective||3||MANGMT 7010||3|
|Accountancy Elective||3||Accountancy Elective||3|
|Accountancy/Business Elective||3||Accountancy Elective||3|
|Accountancy/Business Elective||3||Accountancy/Business Elective||3|
|Total Credits: 150|
|ACCTCY 4940||Professional Accounting Internship||3|
|ACCTCY 4384||Auditing Theory and Practice I||3|
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.
Need grade of C- or better to fulfill requirement.
Many students are dual-enrolled (taking undergraduate and graduate coursework) during the fourth year spring semester. Therefore, the graduate course load is reduced in their fifth year spring semester.
MANGMT 3200HW OR MANGMT 4140W 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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Major and Career Exploration
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