Missouri State University

BS Three-Year Graduation Plan: Accounting (Comprehensive)

The three-year graduation plan was created to demonstrate that it is possible for you to graduate in six regular and three summer semesters. However, a three-year graduation plan is not designed for every student and it assumes:

  • No remedial coursework is required.
  • The student does not fail any classes.
  • The student does not change either the major or minor.
  • The student is willing to take classes each summer.

Also, a three-year graduation plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring with you upon admission to the University.

Sample schedule

This is a model three-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 three 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 three years, including three summer semesters.

First semester (fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
CIS/CSC 101 Computers for Learning or waiver0-2
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
Elective2
Total hours16-18

Second semester (spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
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 hours17

Third semester (summer)

Third semester courses Credit hours
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics3
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting3
Total hours6

Fourth semester (fall)

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
General Education course3
Total hours18

Fifth semester (spring)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
ENG 210 or ENG 2213
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I3
ACC 311 Managerial Cost Accounting3
MGT 340 Organizational Behavior and Management3
FIN 380 Financial Management3
Globalization3
Total hours18

Sixth semester (summer)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing3
MGT 364 Operations Management3
Total hours6

Seventh semester (fall)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting II3
ACC 321 Tax Accounting I3
ACC 341 Accounting and Management Information Systems3
Accounting elective3
General Education course3
General Education course3
Total hours18

Eighth semester (spring)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies1
ACC 300 Professionalism in Accountancy2
ACC 553 Auditing3
Accounting elective3
Accounting elective3
Globalization3
General Education course4
Total hours18

Ninth semester (summer)

Ninth semester courses Credit hours
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy3
Elective3
Total hours6

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/CSC 101 or waiver
  • COM 115
  • KIN 100
  • 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 of your coursework must be outside the department.

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