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.

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
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)

CoursesHours
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)

CoursesHours
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)

CoursesHours
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 (Take ANT-100, GRY-100, IDS-297, OR REL-210 to also count on globalization list) 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
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 hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
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 hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
ACC 341 Accounting and Management Information Systems 3
CIS 555 Data Visualization 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 hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Globalization Course 3
ACC 553 Auditing 3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
Accounting List* 3
Accounting List* 3
Total hours15

*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 and Not-For-Profit Organizational Accounting

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 04-30-2018.