2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    May 11, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Accounting, B.S.

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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

(39 credits)


(5 courses)

  • Five Humanities electives

Social Science

(1 course)

  • Social Science elective

Natural Science

(1 course)

  • Science elective

Accounting Electives

(12 credits)

Choose 4 courses from Accounting coursework at the 300 level or above.

Students in the Early Access program may not use ACCT-509 or ACCT-610.

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.

General Electives

(23-26 credits)

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.

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