The Accounting program provides you with the technical and professional skills needed in the ever-changing, fast-paced accounting profession. An accounting degree opens opportunities in the traditional areas of accounting - auditing, taxation and financial reporting - and offers the foundation for more specialized areas such as risk management, fraud and forensics, and sustainability reporting and assurance. The accounting curriculum prepares you for careers in public accounting, corporate accounting, consulting, government and nonprofit organization, and tax services; and provides sufficient coursework should you plan to obtain CPA licensure or pursue other professional certifications.
After completing the Accounting program, you will know the various functions of accounting and the underlying principles and concepts of accounting theory, and have the ability to apply these principles to accounting problems, situations and hands-on projects. The program focuses on building technical competence, analytical abilities, communication and interpersonal skills, and ethical conduct, while providing a balance of liberal arts, business and accounting courses.
General Education Requirements for Business Majors
- Take five courses from at least three of the following subjects: COMM, ENGL, HUM, MUS, PHIL, REL, and foreign language
- Take 1 course from the following subjects: GEOG, HIST, PSCI, PSYC, SOC, and WS.
- Take 1 course from the following subjects: BIOL, CHEM, ENV, PHYS, SCI or SUST.
Business Core Requirements
All majors in the School of Business must complete a business core of 39 credit hours.
Accounting Major Requirements
(Choose 12 Credit Hours)
CPA Examination Eligibility
To be eligible for the CPA Examination in Missouri and many other states, candidates are required to complete 150 credit hours of college level course work. To satisfy the 150-hour requirement, Maryville University offers dual degrees in Accounting and Accounting Information Systems. We also offer a Master of Science in Accounting. To learn more about how you can obtain dual degrees in Accounting and Accounting Information Systems to meet the CPA Exam requirements, contact your advisor. For additional information about the CPA exam, go to www.cpa-exam.org.