Accounting (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, B.S.B.A.)

Accounting majors are key to the success of any business or organization. They essentially design the financial framework to help businesses grow. They strategize, assess risk, and keep the bottom- line trending up. Accounting is a dynamic field that opens the doors to lucrative and rewarding careers. Possible careers include: General Accountant, Forensic Accountant, CPA Bookkeeper, Auditor, Payroll Specialist.

Admission Requirements

Students with an ACT composite score of 21 or greater will be admitted without review upon completion of an application for admission to the program.

Students with an ACT composite score below 21 can be admitted to the program if they have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Students with an ACT composite below 21 and a high school GPA below 3.5 will be admitted into the BSBA program once they complete at least 30 university credit hours and have an overall college GPA of 2.5 or higher and have a grade of C or higher in the following courses:

ACC 201Introductory Financial Accounting3
or ACC 202 Introductory Managerial Accounting
GBA 201Business Analytics & Reporting3
GBA 210Business Statistics I3
GBA 211Business Law I3

Applications for admittance should be submitted at least one week prior to attempting registration in courses restricted to majors. Applications of transfer students (upon their request) will be given a preliminary review before MWSU's pre- or regular registration sessions.

Students who choose this bachelor degree program will have no more than 6 years from admission or subsequent declaration to meet the requirements listed below. If certification, accreditation or statutory requirements change and additional requirements become effective during this time, the new requirements take precedence. 

Note: Students pre-admitted into the bachelor degree program (pre-major) have three years to meet admission requirements before moving to the overall 6 year time-frame allowed to complete the program requirements. 
General Studies
Students must complete General Studies courses42
Business Foundation Courses (BFC)33
ACC 201Introductory Financial Accounting3
ACC 202Introductory Managerial Accounting3
ECO 260Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECO 261Principles of Microeconomics3
FIN 301Financial Management3
GBA 201Business Analytics & Reporting3
GBA 210Business Statistics I3
GBA 211Business Law I3
MGT 350Organizational Behavior3
MKT 301Principles of Marketing3
SCM 301Principles of Supply Chain Management3
Additional BSBA Requirements15
MGT 416Production and Operations Management 13
ACC 418Accounting Information Systems 13
or MGT 418 Management Information Systems
MGT 419Strategic Management 13
PHL 230Ethics3
or PHL 232 Business Ethics
Select three credit hours of Applied Learning course(s) 13
Major Requirements 225
ACC 230Accounting Techniques1
ACC 330Intermediate Accounting I3
ACC 331Intermediate Accounting II3
ACC 333Cost Accounting3
ACC 336Individual Income Tax3
ACC 433Auditing3
FIN 431International Financial Management3
Select two upper-division Business electives6

Credit must be earned from the Steven L. Craig School of Business.


At least 18 credit hours in the major must be earned from the Steven L. Craig School of Business.

NOTE: All upper-division Business courses required for the BSBA must be taken from the Steven L. Craig School of Business, from an AACSB accredited university or from a school with an approved articulation agreement.

Program Graduation Requirements

  1. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.0 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
  2. No more than 6 credit hours of D permitted in major coursework.

University Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
  6. Successfully pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement exam.