2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Accounting Information Systems, B. S.

The Accounting Information Systems program meets the dynamic needs of students interested in careers in forensic accounting, IT audit, system assurance services and small business accounting services. This degree gives the accounting student a competitive advantage in today’s global business environment with rapidly changing technology.

Students will develop skills that allow them to be involved in accounting system development, from planning and analysis to design and implementation. Topics include accounting database design and development, business process mapping, accounting software, data analytics, internal control, cyber security, IT Audit, and forensic accounting.


General Education Requirements

(39 credits)


(5 courses)

  • Five Humanities electives

Social Science

(1 course)

  • Social Science elective

Natural Science

(1 course)

  • Science elective

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 http://www.cpa-exam.org/.

Graduation Requirements

  • 128 credit hours minimum (last 30 hours in residency)
  • A minimum half the major credit hours in residency
  • A minimum half the minor credit hours in residency
  • ​60 credit hours must be completed at a 4-year institution 

Business Early Access Information

Many of our online undergraduate programs offer the ability for students to pursue Early Access credits that can be applied to certain graduate programs.
If you’re a qualified undergraduate student and you have not yet completed your elective requirements, we invite you to connect with an advisor and explore the possibility of utilizing our Early Access program. Click here for more information.