Missouri State University

BS Four-Year Graduation Plan

The accounting degree at Missouri State can be completed in four years or a total of eight semesters. However, a four-year graduation 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 graduation 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 graduation 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.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
General Education3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
ENG 110 Writing I3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
MTH 135 or above (not 145)3
Total hours17

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
HST 121 or HST 1223
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business2
General Education course4
Total hours18

Third semester (fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics3
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting3
ENG 210 or ENG 2213
General Education course4
General Education course3
Total hours16

Fourth semester (spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics3
MGT 286 Business Communications3
General Education course3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I3
ACC 311 Managerial Cost Accounting3
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies1
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior and Management3
FIN 380 Financial Management3
ACC 300 Professionalism in Accountancy2
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting II3
ACC 321 Tax Accounting I3
ACC 341 Accounting and Management Information Systems3
Globalization3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
General Education3
MGT 364 Operations Management3
Elective1
ACC 553 Auditing3
Accounting elective3
Globalization3
Total hours16

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy3
Accounting elective3
Accounting elective3
Elective1
General Education course3
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 a degree program in COB.

First sixty hours

The following courses should be completed in the first sixty hours

  • ENG 110
  • GEP 101
  • MTH 135 or above (not 145)
  • PSY 121
  • CIS 200
  • COM 115
  • ECO 155
  • ACC 201
  • ECO 165
  • ACC 211
  • LAW 231
  • QBA 237
  • MGT 286

Special course notices

Periodicity Warning: ACC 513 (Spring only); ACC 555, ACC 556 (Demand)

90 hours must be outside the department and the courses listed above should be completed in the first sixty hours.

Accounting electives

Choose from the following courses to fulfill Accounting electives

ACC 504

ACC 506

ACC 513

ACC 524

ACC 525

ACC 532

ACC 555

ACC 556