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)

CoursesHours
General Education 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
MTH 135 or above (not 145) 3
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
HST 121 or HST 122 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
General Education course 3
General Education course 4
Total hours18

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ENG 210 or ENG 221 3
General Education course 4
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
General Education course 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 311 Managerial Cost Accounting 3
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
ACC 300 Professionalism in Accountancy 2
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 321 Tax Accounting I 3
ACC 341 Accounting and Management Information Systems 3
Globalization 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
General Education 3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
Elective 1
ACC 553 Auditing 3
Accounting elective 3
Globalization 3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Accounting elective 3
Accounting elective 3
Elective 1
General Education course 3
Total hours13

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.