Missouri State University

School of Accountancy

Student Opportunities and Services

Graduating seniors

Expand your education. Network with professionals.

The School of Accountancy sponsors two student organizations that expand your education beyond the classroom, provide networking opportunities with professionals and encourage community involvement:

  • Accounting Club. Featuring guest speakers and networking opportunities, the Accounting Club provides opportunities for professional and personal development.
  • Beta Alpha Psi. Through weekly meet-and-greets with business professionals and professors, Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) encourages community connections, professional development and ethics for business and financial information majors. BAP was recently deemed a superior chapter, which recognizes the professional and service dedication of chapter members.

Hands-on learning

Internships allow you to integrate what you are learning in the classroom with practical experience in the workplace. These internships provide you with desirable professional experience and increase your professional connections. Oftentimes, students may turn their short-term internship into a full-time position through commitment to and professionalism in the organization.

Both undergraduate and graduate students may complete an internship for course credit. Speak with your advisor about how to coordinate and complete your internship for credit.

Public service tax clinics

Accounting students also assist in the Low Income Tax Clinic and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program gaining hands-on experience with tax accounting and serving their community. Volunteers are trained and certified to prepare basic tax returns for taxpayers with limited incomes (generally less than $49,000 per year), older adults and taxpayers who speak English as a second language (ESL). Visit the Public Service Tax Clinics page for more information.