Bachelor of Science in Accounting
UMKC Essentials is the university-wide curriculum that all undergraduate students will complete. The 30-credit hour program includes a First Year Experience course; three critical thinking courses in the areas of Arts & Humanities, Natural & Physical Sciences, and Social & Behavioral Sciences; a Culture and Diversity course; a Civic & Urban Engagement course; two courses in Written Composition and one course in Oral Communication; and a Math Pathway course. Transfer students entering UMKC will elect from the UMKC Essentials General Education Program or the Missouri Core 42 General Education Curriculum. Academic advisors will meet with incoming transfer students to determine which option best serves the student’s educational needs. More information about General Education may be found here: https://catalog.umkc.edu/undergraduate-academic-regulations-information/general-education-requirements/
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.
Information on exit examinations 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:
- 1. Identify relevant rules and regulations to formulate and apply a logical position to an accounting issue.
- 2. Contextualize how a given business problem affects an organization using critical thinking.
- 3. Devise solutions for structured and unstructured business problems and issues.
- 4. Apply a professional code of conduct to resolve ethical issues in Accounting.
- 5. Communicate professionally both orally and in writing.
- 6. Use technology in modern organizational operations.
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.
|First Semester Experience Course (GEFSE)||3|
|ENGLISH 110||Introduction to Academic Prose||3|
|ENGLISH 225||English II: Intermediate Academic Prose||3|
|Oral Communication (choose one of the following):||3|
|Fundamentals of Effective Speaking and Listening|
|Introduction to Communication|
|Argumentation And Debate (offered via dual credit only)|
|Math Pathway (satisfied in major requirements below)|
|Critical Thinking in Arts & Humanities (GECRT-AH)||3|
|Critical Thinking in Natural & Physical Sciences (GECRT-SC)||3|
|Critical Thinking in Social & Behavioral Sciences (GECRT-SS)||3|
|Culture & Diversity Course (GECDV)||3|
|Civic & Urban Engagement Course (GECUE)||3|
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|
|U.S. History Since 1877|
|Honors American Government|
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 STAT 115||Statistical Reasoning|
|or MOTRMATH 110||MOTR Statistical Reasoning|
|ECON 201||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 202||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|MATH 110||Precalculus Algebra (or ALEKS score of 61 or higher; or MyMathTest College Algebra score of 70% or higher; or ACT MATH sub-score of 28 or higher; or SAT MATH sub-score of 660 or higher; satisfies Math Pathway)||3|
|MGT 256||Legal and Regulatory Contexts of Organizations||3|
|Accounting Core Requirements|
|ACCTNG 306||Introduction to Intermediate and the Accounting Profession||3|
|ACCTNG 307||Cost Management||3|
|ACCTNG 310||Intermediate Accounting||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 (choose from the following):||9|
|Data Analytics for Accounting|
|Business Analysis and Reporting|
|Principles of Internal Auditing|
|Special Topics In Accounting|
|Service Industry Analytics|
|Quality Management and Process Improvement|
|Spending Analytics, Contracts, and Risk Management|
|Logistics, Transportation, Warehousing, and Distribution|
|Digital Transformations and Supply Chain|
|Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Relationship Management|
|Internship: Decision Science and Operations Management|
|Special Topics: Decision Science and Operations Management|
|Creativity, Innovation, and Problem Solving|
|Designing the Business Model|
|New Product Development|
|Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation|
|Special Topics: Entrepreneurship|
|Financial Management 2|
|Financial Markets and Institutions|
|Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance|
|Financial Statement Analysis|
|Financial Services Marketing and Relationship Management|
|Commercial Bank Management|
|Advanced Corporate Finance|
|Special Topics: Finance|
|Financial Management Issues of Health and Human Services Organizations|
|Health and Social Equity|
|Leadership and Management in Health Care Organizations|
|The Economics of Health and Medicine|
|Health Policy in the United States|
|Internship: Health Administration|
|Special Topics: Health Administration|
|Effective Business Communication|
|Human Resource Management|
|Employee Training and Development|
|Groups and Teams|
|Human Resource Analytics|
|Ethics and Leadership|
|Leading a Positive Workplace|
|Global Mindset for Managers|
|Total Rewards Management|
|Corporate Social Responsibility|
|International Study in Business|
|Special Topics: Management|
|Internship: Management Information Systems|
|Special Topics: Management Information Systems|
|Creating and Measuring Social Impact|
|Nonprofit Fundraising and Development|
|Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organizations|
|Nonprofit Organizations in Context|
|Internship: Public Administration|
|Special Topics In Public Administration|
|Real Estate Principles|
|Real Estate Finance Fundamentals|
|Principles of Real Estate Property Management|
|Internship: Real Estate|
|Special Topics: Real Estate|
Note: Students should ensure that prerequisites are taken in the proper sequence.
|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.
|General Electives 1||15|
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
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 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. Please see the tab above to view the major map for this program.
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.
UMKC’s PlanMyDegree ‘Audit’ degree audit system provides an individual evaluation of all degree requirements (General Education, Degree Specific, Major Specific, etc.) for students' officially recorded (Office of the Registrar) and “what if” exploratory plans of study. This evaluation is used to certify all graduation requirements.
UMKC’s PlanMyDegree ‘Plans’ degree planning tool enables students to develop a personalized semester by semester plan of study towards completion of degree requirements for student’s officially recorded (Office of the Registrar) and “what if” exploratory plans of study. Update and edit your full plan to degree completion each term and confirm accuracy each semester with your Academic Advisor(s).