Bachelors of Science in Business Administration: Accounting

BSBA in Accounting

Accounting is the art and practice of measuring, interpreting, and communicating information about financial activity. The accounting curriculum teaches the rules and procedures of financial, cost, tax, and governmental accounting. CPA exam pass rates place Southeast above the averages in both the state universities in Missouri and the national average.

A grade of 'C' is required in each course
  • AC 221 Principles of Accounting I (3)
  • AC 222 Principles of Accounting II (3)
  • BA 101 The Business Universe (3)
  • BA 490 Business Policy and Strategy (3)
  • BL 255 Legal Environment of Business (3)
  • FI 361 Financial Management (3)
  • MG 301 Principles of Management (3)
  • MI 375 Management Information Systems (3)
  • MK 301 Principles of Marketing (3)
  • QM 352 Quantitative Analysis (3)
  • AC 540 International Perspectives of Accounting (3)
Some courses may fulfill General Education requirements.
A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in each support course
  • AD 101 Intro to Microcomputer Applications (3)
  • BA 400 Applied Ethical Leadership (3)
  • BA 452 Professionalism (1)
  • EC 215 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • EC 225 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • EN 140 Rhetoric and Critical Thinking (3)
  • MA 116 Precalculus A (3)
  • MG 252 Business Communication (2)
  • QM 257 Business Statistics (3)
  • QM 258 Business Statistics II (3)
  • SC 105 Fundamentals of Oral Communication (3)

NOTE: All 100- and 200-level core and support courses are prerequisite to all 300-level business core and business major courses

No Minor required

    • AC 321 Financial Accounting and Reporting I (3)
    • AC 330 Accounting Analytics (3)
    • AC 331 Cost Accounting and Analysis (3)
    • AC 332 Financial Accounting and Reporting II (3)
    • AC 435 Taxation of Individuals (3)
    • AC 437 Auditing and Assurance Services (3)

Choose 9 Hours From:

  • AC 534 Financial Accounting and Reporting III (3)
  • AC 537 Advanced Auditing and Assurance Services (3)
  • AC 545 Taxation of Business Entities (3)
  • AC 548 Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting (3)
  • AC 550 Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting (3)
  • AC 473 Internship in Accounting (3)

NOTE: Accounting majors must select AC 540 to satisfy the Business Administration core requirement for an international course unless participating in an approved study abroad course or with permission of the department chairperson.

NOTE: Microsoft Excel certification is a graduation requirement for undergraduate Accounting majors.

Some requirements may be fulfilled by course work in major program

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 3 hours
  • Constitution requirement – 3 hours
  • U.S. History requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities and Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)

Sample Four-Year Plan

Fall Semester (15 Hours)

  • UI 100 (3)
  • EN 100 (3)
  • AD 101 (3)
  • BA 101 (3)
  • MA 116 (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)

  • EN 140 (3)
  • SC 105 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Fall Semester (17 Hours)

  • AC 221 (3)
  • EC 215 (3)
  • MG 252 (2)
  • QM 257 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (18 Hours)

  • AC 222 (3)
  • BL 255 (3)
  • EC 225 (3)
  • QM 258 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Fall Semester (13 Hours)

  • AC 321 (3)
  • BA 452 (1)
  • FI 361 (3)
  • QM 352 (3)
  • Accounting Elective (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)

  • AC 332 (3)
  • AC 435 (3)
  • MG 301 (3)
  • MI 375 (3)
  • MK 301 (3)

Fall Semester (12 Hours)

  • AC 330 (3)
  • AC 540 (3)
  • Accounting Elective (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring Semester (15 Hours)

  • AC 437 (3)
  • BA 400 (3)
  • BA 490 (3)
  • Accounting Elective (3)
  • Accounting Elective (3)

Contact

(573) 651-2819
dyaskewich@semo.edu
Dempster 231

Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
One University Plaza, MS 5845
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701