The major in accounting is designed to provide you with the general, business and accounting knowledge necessary for you to succeed as a professional accountant. As accounting is a dynamic field, you will learn how to keep your knowledge up to date so you can continue to grow throughout your professional career. In addition, as an accounting major, you will also acquire the communication, computer and interpersonal skills necessary to successfully resolve complex problems in unstructured settings.
Careers in Accounting
Did you know that the demand for accountants and auditors is expected to grow 16 percent between 2010 and 2020? That means students like you will have ample career opportunities after graduation. Demand for your knowledge is on the rise. If you are earning your degree in accounting, here are just some of the career options that are possible:
Accountants hold one of the top 3 jobs in the business field, according the Bureau of Labor Analysis. Accountants have a passion for numbers, are organized and detail-oriented and possesses a high degree of integrity.
Internal Revenue Service Special Agent
If numbers and investigation are your strong points, there may be a job for you at the IRS. The IRS hires agents specifically to investigate potential criminal activity related to financial records. Agents work closely with the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security and many other federal agencies.
Chief Financial Officer
As a CFO, you are responsible for your company’s financial goals, budgets and spending habits. You are in charge of economic strategies, spending projections, investing and many other aspects of the financial needs of a business.
Bookkeepers are detailed-oriented. Your job as a bookkeeper will require you to be accurate and efficient with a range of basic financial tasks that are critical to your company’s ability to keep accurate financial information. You would be expected to handle large volumes of routine financial transactions in areas such as sales, purchases, and payroll.
Accounting (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, B.S.B.A.)
Accounting majors are key to the success of any business or organization. They essentially design the financial framework to help businesses grow. They strategize, assess risk, and keep the bottom- line trending up. Accounting is a dynamic field that opens the doors to lucrative and rewarding careers. Possible careers include: General Accountant, Forensic Accountant, CPA Bookkeeper, Auditor, Payroll Specialist.
|Business Foundation Courses (BFC)||33|
|ACC 201||Introductory Financial Accounting||3|
|ACC 202||Introductory Managerial Accounting||3|
|ECO 260||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECO 261||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|FIN 301||Financial Management||3|
|GBA 201||Business Analytics & Reporting||3|
|GBA 210||Business Statistics I||3|
|GBA 211||Business Law I||3|
|MGT 350||Organizational Behavior||3|
|MKT 301||Principles of Marketing||3|
|SCM 301||Principles of Supply Chain Management||3|
|Additional BSBA Requirements||15|
|MGT 416||Production and Operations Management||3|
|ACC 418||Accounting Information Systems||3|
|or MGT 418||Management Information Systems|
|MGT 419||Strategic Management||3|
|or PHL 232||Business Ethics|
|Select three credit hours of Applied Learning course(s)||3|
|Major Requirements 1||25|
|ACC 230||Accounting Techniques||1|
|ACC 330||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|ACC 331||Intermediate Accounting II||3|
|ACC 333||Cost Accounting||3|
|ACC 336||Individual Income Tax||3|
|FIN 431||International Financial Management||3|
|Select two upper-division Business electives||6|
At least 18 credit hours in the major must be earned from the Steven L. Craig School of Business.
Credit for additional BSBA requirements must be earned from the Steven L. Craig School of Business.
NOTE: All upper-division Business courses required for the BSBA must be taken from the Steven L. Craig School of Business, from an AACSB accredited university or from a school with an approved articulation agreement.
Program Graduation Requirements
- Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA or at least 2.0.
- No more than 6 credit hours of D permitted in major coursework.
University Graduation Requirements
- Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
- Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses. Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
- Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
- Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments.
- Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
- Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.