BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Accounting

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule. 

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan is based on the 2021-22 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

Courses Hours
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 134 Algebraic Reasoning and Modeling 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Life Science (lab) or Physical Science (lab) - General Education 4
Total hours 15

Second semester (spring)

Courses Hours
ITC 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 hours 15

Third semester (fall)

Courses Hours
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
ITC 201 Computer Applications for Business 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
Human Cultures - Arts 3
Total hours 15

Fourth semester (spring)

Courses Hours
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
Life Science (no lab) or Physical Science (no lab) 3
Cultural Competence (Take ANT-100, GRY-100, IDS-297, OR REL-110 to also count on globalization list) 3
Total hours 15

Fifth semester (fall)

Courses Hours
ACC 300 Professionalism in Accountancy 2
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 311 Managerial Cost Accounting 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
QBA 337 Applied Business Statistics 3
Total hours 15

Sixth semester (spring)

Courses Hours
ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 321 Tax Accounting I 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
Total hours 15

Seventh semester (fall)

Courses Hours
ACC 341 Accounting and Management Information Systems 3
General Elective to bring total to 120 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
Accounting List* 3
Total hours 15

Eighth semester (spring)

Courses Hours
ACC 542 Data Analytics in Accounting
or ITC 555 Data Visualization
3
ACC 553 Auditing 3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Accounting List* 3
Accounting List* 3
Total hours 15

*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 542 - Data Analytics for Accounting (can double count for choice of ITC 555/ACC 542)

ACC-555 - Internal Auditing

ACC-556 - Operational Auditing

GPA & credit hour requirements

Electives, as needed to bring total credit hours to 120 and upper division hours (300+) to 40.

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

Degree plan last reviewed 07-05-2022.