School of Business


The Accounting major provides students with a strong foundation in business and specialized expertise in accounting. Core business courses in finance, marketing, and management establish essential skills like data-driven decision making, understanding consumer behavior, and leading teams. Rigorous accounting coursework then develops specialized knowledge needed for careers in accounting, auditing, and financial management. Students take fundamental courses in financial accounting and analysis, then advance to in-depth study of financial accounting, cost accounting, accounting systems, auditing, and taxation. General education in economics, statistics, and composition complements the business and accounting curriculum. With thorough accounting knowledge paired with cross-disciplinary business skills,- the Accounting major prepares graduates to excel in accountant roles, pursue accounting certifications, or advance to graduate study. The program equips students with technical expertise and adaptability for in-demand accounting and finance careers.


BUSINESS COMPOSITION REQUIREMENT (unless completed as part of Core)

EN 112 Composition II: Rhetorical Argument or
EN 210 Composing for the 21stCentury or
EN 213 Writing with Style


AC 201 Principles of Accounting I
AC 202 Principles of Accounting II
BL 305 Legal Aspects of Business I
BU 340 Business Communications
BU 499 Business Policy
EC 202 Principles of Microeconomics
EC 203 Principles of Macroeconomics
EC 240 Statistical Analysis
EC 241 Quantitative Analysis
FI 330 Finance
MG 321 Management  OR
MG 322 Organizational Behavior & Development
MG 498 Strategic Management
MK 310 Marketing


AC 355 Cost Accounting
AC 361 Intermediate Accounting I
AC 362 Intermediate Accounting II
AC 365 Accounting Information Systems
AC 370 Auditing
AC 455 Advanced Cost Accounting

Total accounting major-specific:  21 hours


Career Outlook

Accountant ● Kansas City Median Salary: $52,229

Accounts Payable Supervisor ● Kansas City Median Salary: $63,979

Budget Analyst ● Kansas City Median Salary: $55,235

Cost Accountant ● Kansas City Median Salary: $58,441

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