BS Four-Year Degree Plan

The accounting degree at Missouri State can be completed in four years or a total of eight semesters. However, a four-year degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University.

Sample schedule

This is a model four-year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of a minor or second major, and placement in English and mathematics.

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

This is a model four year degree plan. Your path to graduation may vary slightly based on factors such as college credit you earned while in high school, your choice of general education electives, and placement in English and Mathematics.

This degree program can be completed in eight semesters.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH-135 or above 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Natural World with Lab 4
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Human Cultures - Humanities 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
Human Cultures - Arts 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
Natural World 3
Cultural Competence 3
Globalization Course 3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (fall)

ACC 300 Professionalism in Accountancy 2
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 311 Managerial Cost Accounting 3
HST 121 or HST 122 3
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 321 Tax Accounting I 3
ACC 341 Accounting and Management Information Systems 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

ACC 553 Auditing 3
Accounting List* 3
ENG 210 or ENG 221 3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
Globalization Course 3
Elective 1
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Accounting List* 3
Accounting List* 3
Electives 7
Total hours16

*Accounting List Courses*

ACC-504 Advanced Accounting

ACC-506 International Accounting

ACC-513 Managerial Cost Accounting II

ACC-524 Tax Accounting II

ACC-525 Individual Income Tax Assistance

ACC-532 Governmental & Not-For-Profit Organizational Accounting

ACC-555 Internal Auditing

ACC-556 Operational Auditing


GPA requirements

GPA requirements include a minimum 2.00 Missouri State GPA and a minimum 2.50 combined GPA to be guaranteed admission to the College of Business.