The BSBA accounting major course of study at Missouri Southern State University is designed to prepare you to:
We also offer a minor in accounting for both BSBA and non-BSBA degree candidates.
The curriculum combines extensive accounting study with a focus on development of student competencies in the areas of:
Accounting courses that are helpful in passing the CPA examination include:
You may also find it helpful to concentrate any remaining hours in a single area such as finance, computer science, communications, a foreign language, quality management or similar pursuits. You may also wish to consider a double-major in Accounting and Computer Information Science (CIS).
Prospective accounting majors should take note of the requirements for entry into the profession. The State of Missouri requires 150 hours of college credit, including an undergraduate degree, before you may take the Certified Public Accountant examination. Most other states have similar requirements.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants requires new members to have 150 semester hours of college credit in order to join. Accounting majors desiring to meet this requirement should note the “150-hour” recommendations provided in our BSBA suggested order of study, or you should plan to attend graduate school.
Dr. David Smith
Department Chair, Department of Accounting
Robert W. Plaster School of Business
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin, MO 64801