The UMKC General Education Core is the university-wide curriculum that all undergraduate students will complete. The 30-credit hour core curriculum includes three course types designated as Anchor, Discourse and Focus and is detailed in the General Education section of the catalog.
Every undergraduate student must take a course covering the United States Constitution and the Missouri State Constitution before graduation. Course options are included in the program requirements section below.
Candidates for all baccalaureate degrees must complete the online UMKC RooWriter Writing Assessment after they have passed Discourse 200 (or its equivalent) but before they have attained 90 credit hours. Incoming transfer students with more than 90 credit hours must complete the RooWriter by the end of their first semester of enrollment or within one semester after passing Discourse 200 (or its equivalent). Students who have not completed the RooWriter Writing Assessment within two semesters after passing Discourse 200 (or its equivalent) will be blocked from enrollment until they successfully complete the RooWriter. Additional information is available in the Undergraduate Academic Regulations and Information section of the catalog.
Information on exit examinations and/or major field exams is available in the Undergraduate Academic Regulations and Information section of the catalog.
Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination
In accordance with Missouri Senate Bill 807 (section 170.013.1), 'any student entering a public institution of higher education for the first time after July 2019 who is pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree from such institution shall successfully pass an examination on the provisions and principles of American civics with a score of seventy percent or greater as a condition of graduation from such institution'. To satisfy this requirement at UMKC, students access the exam through the Canvas site. This requirement will be listed in the degree audit system as, 'Take State Mandated Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination', and listed on the transcript as 'Missouri Civics Examination'.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from this program will:
- use professional judgment to determine, find, and analyze data to provide appropriate information for stakeholder decision making (Technical Accounting Knowledge).
- be able to analyze domestic and global business issues (General Business Knowledge).
- analyze innovation, new business development and high-grown-potential entities (Entrepreneurship & Innovation).
- be able to devise solutions for structured and unstructured business problems and issues (Critical Thinking Skills).
- be able to apply a professional code of conduct to resolve ethical issues in Accounting (Awareness of Ethics).
- be able to communicate professionally both orally and in writing (Communication Skills).
- be able to use technology in modern organizational operations (Technology Skills).
First-time college students are eligible to be admitted to the Bloch School if they meet regular UMKC entrance requirements. Those transferring from other institutions must have 2.5 cumulative and University of Missouri (UM) GPAs. Intra-university transfers can enter Bloch School programs with a 2.25 UM GPA. All students are required to maintain a 2.25 cumulative University of Missouri GPA while enrolled in this program.
The Bloch School requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to earn the Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree. This total includes course work in the following areas: General Education, Electives, Basic Skills, Accounting and Business Requirements.
See the Bloch School Undergraduate Policies and Procedures section (link to http://catalog.umkc.edu/colleges-schools/henry-w-bloch-management/undergraduate-programs/undergraduate-policies-procedures/) for additional information.
Upon graduation from the B.S.A. program, a student will have the skill set and professional mindset needed to perform in entry-level financial accounting, taxation, cost management and auditing positions.
Program Specific Recommendations for UMKC General Education Core Coursework
|Anchor I 1||3|
|Anchor II 1||3|
|Anchor III 1||3|
|DISC 100||Discourse I: Reasoning and Values (Speech and Writing)||3|
|DISC 200||Discourse II: Culture and Diversity (Writing and Speech)||3|
|DISC 300||Discourse III: Civic and Community Engagement (Speech and Writing)||3|
|Focus A 1||3|
|Focus B (Satisfied in program requirements below)|
|Focus C (May be satisfied by the Constitution course requirement below)|
|Focus Elective (Satisfied in program requirements below)|
|'Total credits' in this section indicates the number of General Education Core credit hours that are not met by the degree specific requirements outlined below.|
See the UMKC General Education Core section of the catalog for available Anchor and Focus course options.
Constitution Course Requirement
Section 170.011.1 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, 2015, states that all candidates for a degree issued by a college or university in the state of Missouri must have “satisfactorily passed an examination on the provisions and principles of the Constitution of the United States and of the state of Missouri, and in American history and American institutions.”
Courses at UMKC that satisfy this state requirement are:
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|The Supreme Court And The Criminal Process|
|U.S. History to 1877 (Focus C) 1|
|U.S. History Since 1877 (Focus C) 1|
|Honors American Government (Focus C) 1|
|American Government (Focus C) 1|
Course may satisfy both the UMKC General Education Core (Focus C) and Constitution requirements.
There are a few other ways this requirement can be satisfied for students transferring to UMKC:
- Take an equivalent course from the list above at a regionally accredited institution.
- Earn credit for one of the above courses through AP, IB, or CLEP.
- Take a course that directly satisfies the Missouri Constitution Requirement at another Missouri institution.
- Have a previous bachelors degree (or higher) from a regionally accredited institution.
- Have an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Complete the 42 Hour Core at a Missouri institution and have it listed on the official transcript.
Basic Skills Coursework
|ACCTNG 210||Introduction To Financial Accounting (Includes Lab)||3|
|ACCTNG 211||Introduction To Managerial Accounting||3|
|DSOM 211||Business Analytics I||3|
|or STAT 235||Elementary Statistics|
|or MOTRMATH 110||MOTR Statistical Reasoning|
|ECON 201||Introduction To Economics I (Focus B)||3|
|ECON 202||Introduction To Economics II (Focus B)||3|
|MATH 110||Precalculus Algebra (or ALEKS score of 61 or higher; Focus B)||3|
|MGT 256||Legal and Regulatory Contexts of Organizations||3|
|Select one from: 1||3|
|International Study in Business|
Other classes approved by Management Department
With approval from the Management Department, this can include international business-related course work transferred from other institutions, study abroad opportunities and emphasis-specific international classes.
|Accounting Core Requirements|
|ACCTNG 306||Introduction to the Accounting Profession and Procedures||3|
|ACCTNG 307||Cost Management||3|
|ACCTNG 310||Intermediate Accounting I||3|
|ACCTNG 318||Introduction to Data Analysis in Accounting||3|
|ACCTNG 350||Accounting Systems And Controls||3|
|ACCTNG 360||Accounting Research and Communications||3|
|ACCTNG 412||Introduction to Income Taxation||3|
|Business Core Requirements|
|DSOM 340||Supply Chain and Operations Management||3|
|ENT 315||Entrepreneurial Mindset and Opportunity Recognition||3|
|FIN 325||Financial Management||3|
|MGT 332||Principles of Organizational Behavior||3|
|MKT 324||Principles of Marketing||3|
|MGT 471||Strategic Management||3|
|Accounting or Advanced Business Electives||9|
Note: Students should ensure that prerequisites are taken in the proper sequence.
|The number of hours need to bring the program total to 120 hourswill vary based on selections made to satisfy general education requirements|
|General Electives 1||15-21|
A maximum of two hours of PE activity is accepted as elective credit. Applied or military science and vocational courses may not be taken for elective credit.
Minimum GPA: 2.25 (Major; Univ of MO)
Total Credit Hours: 120
Students will take electives to bring their program total to 120 credit hours. The number of hours required will vary based on selections made to satisfy general education requirements and will generally range from 15-21 hours. Electives can be used to pursue a minor or can be individually-selected courses to build a specific skill set or explore a particular interest. Students can have no more than 2 credit hours of physical education activity course work. Additionally, remedial courses, military science classes and vocational course work will not apply.
All students must satisfactorily complete the RooWriter before enrolling in ACCTNG 360. Information regarding the RooWriter is available at https://net3.umkc.edu/intapps/RooWriter/logon.aspx.
The BS Accounting degree will be awarded on satisfaction of the following:
Completion of the degree requirements and a minimum of 120 credit hours.
Achievement of a 2.25 GPA; satisfactory academic standing is based on:
Cumulative GPA of 2.25 for all University of Missouri courses; and
GPA of 2.25 for all required junior-and senior-level in-major courses completed at UM schools.
Completion of 50% of junior/senior in-major courses at UMKC. Additionally, accounting students must complete at least 15 hours of upper-level accounting courses at UMKC.
Completion of the RooWriter, HEIghten, and other assessment exercises assigned by the Bloch faculty.
Completion of the Constitution requirement.
Filing of a required application for graduation at the beginning of the senior year.
Students are responsible for ensuring their course of study falls within program guidelines.
Tools for Planning and Fulfilling Academic Requirements
UMKC's Major Maps are detailed, semester by semester plans that lead a student to complete all degree requirements within four years. Plans include benchmarks and critical courses by term that assist a student’s evaluation of progress and major “fit”. In order to ensure that the appropriate courses are taken, students are encouraged to consult with the undergraduate advisor for this major.
UMKC’s Degree Audit System provides an individual evaluation of all degree requirements (General Education Core, Degree Specific, Major Specific, etc.) for student’s officially recorded (Office of Registration and Records) and “what if” plans of study. This evaluation is used to certify all graduation requirements.
UMKC’s Transfer Guides provide detailed guidance on recommended transfer coursework, plans of study, transfer timelines, and transfer contact information. To ensure a seamless transfer experience, students are encouraged to work with both their community college advisor and a UMKC advisor when planning their coursework.