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School of Accountancy

Dockery 400
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4631
Fax: 660.543.8197
Email: dyer@ucmo.edu



150-Hour BSBA/MA Program

Major, BSBA/MA Degree

The 150-Hour BSBA/MA program for accounting students combines the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (accounting major) with the Master of Arts in Accountancy, providing the student with a seamless path to complete the 150 hours required to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam. The 150-hour program reduces the hours needed to complete each degree separately by six hours.

The design of the undergraduate degree for accounting students is to provide students with sufficient technical and professional accounting knowledge, as well as the skills that form the foundation for a career in accounting, and to engage in a life-long learning process. The Accountancy Program has identified three professional knowledge and skill areas, which are 1) professional accounting knowledge; 2) professional accounting skills; and 3) professional orientation. Within each of these three key areas, key program outcomes are identified.

1.Professional Accounting Knowledge

In addition to the technical and professional knowledge and skills provided as part of the BSBA (above) the Accountancy Program has identified the following graduate student learning objectives:

The M.A. in Accountancy program is designed to provide advanced level of study in accounting. The program provides graduate exposure to the traditional areas of accounting (financial accounting, income tax, and auditing) through the accounting core. The specialization allows sufficient flexibility in course work to permit advanced study in specific areas such as tax, financial planning, auditing or accounting systems. Completion of the program qualifies the graduate to sit for the CPA examination in Missouri.

UCM students enrolled in their first 3000 level accounting course may consult with the Accountancy Graduate Advisor and complete a departmental application to declare the 150-hour BSBA/MA major in accountancy. A cumulative GPA of 3.00 (4.00 scale) or higher for the first 60 hours of undergraduate college credit and a GPA of 3.00 or above on the 24 semester hours of BSBA preadmission courses, and a grade of B or higher in ACCT 2101, ACCT 2102, and ACCT 3110 is required for admittance. Prior to beginning the graduate portion of the program, students in the 150-hour program will need to apply to the UCM Graduate School for formal admittance to the Accelerated BSBA/MA program.

To continue in the graduate part of the program, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above for all undergraduate courses.

At the completion of the 150-hour program, and not before, the student will earn both a BSBA and an MA degree in Accountancy.

                                                            Semester Hours

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

120

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

72-75

*ACCT 2101 Principles of Financial Acct

3

*ACCT 2102 Principles of Managerial Acct.

3

ACCT 3110 Inter. Financial Accounting I

3

ACCT 3111 Inter. Financial Accounting II

3

ACCT 3112 Inter. Financial Accounting III

3

ACCT 3120 Cost & Managerial Accounting

3

ACCT 3130 Introduction to Income Tax

3

ACCT 3160 Acct. Information Systems

3

ACCT 4100 Advanced Accounting I

3

ACCT 4105 Auditing

3

ACCT 4130 Advanced Income Tax

3

*BLAW 2720 Legal Environment of Business

3

BLAW 3721 Law of Business Transactions

3

CIS 3650 Database Management Systems

3

*ECON 1011 Principles of Microeconomics

3

*FIN 2801 Business Statistics I

3

FIN 3801 Business Statistics II

3

FIN 3850 Principles of Finance

3

MGT 3315 Management of Organizations

3

MGT 3325 Business Communications

3

MGT 3360 Production/Operations Mgt.

3

MGT 4357 Organizational Policy & Strategy

3

MKT 3405 Marketing Policy

3

3000- or 4000-Level Non-Accounting Business Elective

3-6

*Students expecting to receive the B.S.B.A. Degree
 must meet all pre-admission requirements to be
admitted to this program.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

              43

NON-ACCOUNTING ELECTIVES

              2-5

This program requires at least 90 hours of courses without the ACCT prefix. All business and free electives must be non-ACCT courses.

GRADUATE REQUIREMENTS

        30

Accounting Core                                                9     

ACCT 5120 Seminar in Accounting Theory
ACCT 4130 Advanced Income Tax
ACCT 5150 Advanced Auditing

3
3
3

Specialization                                                     21

To be selected with approval of the accounting adviser. Twelve of the 21 hours must be at the 5000 or 6000 level. At least 9 hours must be in Accounting, of which 6 hours must be at the 5000 or 6000 level. At least 9 hours must be outside of accounting.

MINIMUM TOTAL                                         150

For more information, see the undergraduate and graduate catalogs.


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