Craig School of Business


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.

As a Missouri Western State University student, you can take up to 30 credit hours of Craig School of Business  courses without completing the admittance process. Once 30 hours is reached, you must complete the admission process to continue with your business education. All business majors must satisfactorily complete MAT112, MAT116, MAT130, MAT137, MAT147, or MAT167 with a grade of C or better plus PHL230. You also must have completed the ACC202, ECO260 and 261, FIN301, GBA211, 220 and 310, MGT201 and 350, MKT301 and PHL230 courses before entering 400-level business courses.

BSBA Courses for an Accounting degree

Business Foundation Courses (BFC)
Course ID Name Credits
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 210 Business Statistics I OR
MAT 132 Elementary Statistics 3
GBA 211 Business Law I 3
GBA 220 Business Communication 3
GBA 310 Business Statistics II 3
MGT 201 Microcomputer Applications OR
CSC 201 Microcomputer Applications 3
MGT 350 Organizational Behavior 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
Total BFC credits 36


Additional BSBA Requirements:
Course ID Name Credits
MGT 416 Production and Operations Management 3
ACC 418 Accounting Information Systems OR
MGT 418 Management Information Systems 3
MGT 419 Strategic Management 3
PHL 230 Ethics 3
Three credits of Applied Learning 3
Total Additional BSBA Requirements credits 15
Major in Accounting
BFC plus Additional BSBA Requirements and all of the following:
Course ID Name Credits
ACC 330 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 331 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 333 Cost Accounting 3
ACC 336 Individual Income Tax 3
ACC 433 Auditing 3
FIN 431 International Financial Management 3
Two upper-division Business electives 6
Total Major credits 24