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 1200||Public Speaking||3|
|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||3|
|ECONOM 1014||Principles of Microeconomics * 2||3|
|ECONOM 1015||Principles of Macroeconomics * 2||3|
|ENGLSH 1000||Writing and Rhetoric ** 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 Business Core Courses|
|ECONOM 3229||Money, Banking and Financial Markets||3|
|ECONOM 3251||Managerial Economics||3|
|or ECONOM 4351||Intermediate Microeconomics|
|FINANC 3000||Corporate Finance||3|
|MANGMT 3000||Principles of Management||3|
|or MANGMT 3000W||Principles of Management - Writing Intensive|
|MANGMT 3300||Introduction to Business Processes and Technologies||3|
|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 4384/7384||Auditing Theory and Practice I 4||3|
|Accountancy/Business Elective 5||3-6|
|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 or undergraduate level course to fulfill this requirement.
School of Accountancy Graduation Requirements
The merged BSAcc and MAcc degrees require 150 total credits.
|General Education *, **||18|
|Accountancy Foundation Courses||3|
|Required Business Core Courses||24|
|Required Accountancy Courses||21|
|Graduate Level Coursework||30|
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.
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.
|BUS_AD 1500||3||ENGLSH 1000**||3|
|COMMUN 1200||3||MATH 1300*||3|
|State Requirement||3||Physical/Biological Science with a Lab||3|
|ACCTCY 2036 or 2136H||3||ACCTCY 2037 or 2137H||3|
|ECONOM 1014||3||ACCTCY 2258||3|
|MANGMT 3300||3||ECONOM 1015||3|
|MATH 1400*||3||MANGMT 3000W**||3|
|STAT 2500||3||Free Elective||3|
|ACCTCY 3326 (FS Only)**||3||ACCTCY 3346 (SP Only)**||3|
|ACCTCY 3328 (FS Only)**||3||ACCTCY 4353 (SP Only)**||3|
|ECONOM 3229||3||FINANC 3000||3|
|STAT 3500||3||MRKTNG 3000||3|
|Free Elective||3||Free Elective||3|
|Non Internship (for Internship plan-see below)#|
|ACCTCY 3347 (FS Only)**||3||MANGMT 4970||3|
|ACCTCY 4384 (FS Only)||3||ACCTCY/BUS Elective||3|
|ECONOM 3251 or 4351||3||Professional Elective||3|
|MANGMT 3540||3||Professional Elective||3|
|Free Elective||3||Free 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 4940/7940||Professional Accounting Internship||3|
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.
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.
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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For additional details on degree audits, go to https://registrar.missouri.edu/degrees-audits/degree-audits/.
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.
- If you would like information about MU majors and degree programs, visit:
- the Degrees, Majors (Degree Programs), Emphasis Areas, Minors and Certificates page in the catalog,
- the MU Majors website.
For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.