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, challenging and rewarding. 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.

Major Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Science with a major in Accountancy is only 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.  Students are required to have a minimum 3.000 University of Missouri GPA of record and at least 45 credit hours earned to apply.  Meeting minimum qualifications does not guarantee admission.

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
COMMUN 1200Public Speaking3
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 Business and Professional Development Principles3
ECONOM 1014Principles of Microeconomics * 23
ECONOM 1015Principles of Macroeconomics * 23
ENGLSH 1000Writing and Rhetoric ** 23
MATH 1100College Algebra **3
MATH 1300Finite Mathematics 2 33
MATH 1400Calculus for Social and Life Sciences I 2 33
STAT 2500Introduction to Probability and Statistics I ** 23
Required Business Core Courses
ECONOM 3229Money, Banking and Financial Markets3
ECONOM 3251Managerial Economics3
or ECONOM 4351 Intermediate Microeconomics
FINANC 3000Corporate Finance3
MANGMT 3000Principles of Management3
or MANGMT 3000W Principles of Management - Writing Intensive
MANGMT 3300Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies3
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 I **3
ACCTCY 3328Accounting Information Systems **3
ACCTCY 3346Financial Accounting Theory and Practice II **3
ACCTCY 3347Cost and Managerial Accounting **3
ACCTCY 4353Introduction to Taxation **3
ACCTCY 4384/7384Auditing Theory and Practice I 43
Accountancy/Business Elective 53-6
Professional Electives
Six credits must be taken as 2000-level or higher University non-business electives or 3000-level business electives6
Senior Capstone
MANGMT 4970Strategic Management **3
Graduate Level Coursework30
Total Credits120-123

ECONOM 1051H/ECONOM 1000 may be taken in place of ECONOM 1014 and ECONOM 1015.


 Requires a grade of C- or better.


Requires a grade of B- or better for ACCTCY 2036 and ACCTCY 2037, ACCTCY 2136H or ACCTCY 2026, 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.


Need grade of C- or better in MATH 1300 or MATH 1400.


 May take the graduate or undergraduate level course to fulfill this requirement.


A student may be required to take 3 or 6 business electives depending on if ACCTCY 4384/ACCTCY 7384 is taken at the graduate or undergraduate level as described above.

School of Accountancy Graduation Requirements

The merged BSAcc and MAcc degrees require 150 total credits.

General Education *, **18
Free Elective12
Pre-Accountancy Courses33
Accountancy Foundation Courses3
Required Business Core Courses24
Required Accountancy Courses21
Professional Electives6
Senior Capstone3
Graduate Level Coursework30
Total Minimum150

Certain Accountancy Foundation Courses must be included. 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.


 A maximum of six hours from Pre-Accountancy Coursework (MATH 1300, MATH 1400, or STAT 2500) may fulfill general education requirements.

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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
BUS_AD 15003ENGLSH 1000**3
COMMUN 12003MATH 1300*3
MATH 1100*3Humanities 3
State Requirement3Physical/Biological Science with a Lab3
Humanities3Free Elective3
 15 15
Second Year
ACCTCY 2036 or 2136H3ACCTCY 2037 or 2137H3
ECONOM 10143ACCTCY 22583
MANGMT 33003ECONOM 10153
MATH 1400*3MANGMT 3000W**3
STAT 25003Free Elective3
 15 15
Third Year
ACCTCY 3326 (FS Only)**3ACCTCY 3346 (SP Only)**3
ACCTCY 3328 (FS Only)**3ACCTCY 4353 (SP Only)**3
ECONOM 32293FINANC 30003
STAT 35003MRKTNG 30003
Free Elective3Free Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
 Non Internship (for Internship plan-see below)# 
ACCTCY 3347 (FS Only)**3MANGMT 49703
ACCTCY 4384 (FS Only)3ACCTCY/BUS Elective3
ECONOM 3251 or 43513Professional Elective3
MANGMT 35403Professional Elective3
Free Elective3Free 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 4940/7940Professional Accounting Internship3
Accountancy Elective3
Accountancy Elective3
Accountancy Elective3
Total Credits12

Some students get an opportunity to do a spring internship for 3 or 6 credit hours during the 8th semester.  Most internships are the first 8 weeks of the semester and a student earns 3 credit hours for their internship course and then take 6-9 credit hours in the 2nd 8 weeks of the semester upon return to campus.  A 16-week internship for the full semester allows a student to earn six credit hours for their internship and limits opportunities to take additional coursework.


A grade of C- or better is required in MATH 1300 and MATH 1400 .


Need grade of C- or better to fulfill requirement.  Additional writing intensive courses must also earn a grade of C- or better per general education requirements.


Many students are dual-enrolled (taking undergraduate and graduate coursework) during the fourth year.  Graduate coursework load is reduced in their fifth year.  When a student becomes a graduate student they will begin paying graduate fees for coursework regardless of time spent on campus.


ECONOM 1051H/ECONOM 1000 satisfies both ECONOM 1014 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.

Business Electives are business courses (Accountancy, Economics, Finance, Management or Marketing) that are 4000+ level.

Electives must be approved by advisor so that international component is met.

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree. 

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner. Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, click on the Academic Progress Tile, then select Request Degree Audit. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress. This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students 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

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to

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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 are considering a change of major or are exploring multiple majors, schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Discovery Center by calling (573)884-9700 or through MU Connect Discovery Center service in you success network.

  • If you have decided on a major, visit an academic advisor in the School or College that you are interested in to discuss the process of declaring the major

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career 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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