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BS Accounting

The Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting is a transfer-friendly program offered by the Robert L. Tillman School of Business. Accounting, considered the “language of business,” is the process of communicating financial information about a business entity to users such as shareholders and managers and creditors. This branch of mathematical science is useful in discovering the causes of success and failure in business.

Key Program Features

Master use of the accounting language

Demonstrate specific processes and skills applied in the field of accounting

Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of alternative financial choices

Validate a comprehensive understanding of the accounting cycle using accounting software and technology

Program Details

The combination of skills learned in UMO’s Accounting program – including managerial, interpersonal, accounting, and professional skills – are invaluable in the workplace.

  • The BS provides an expedited path for students interested in pursuing the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
  • Students may also petition to receive Experiential Learning Credit (ELC) for the knowledge, training, and skills they previously learned outside of the traditional academic setting.

An accounting major will receive a well-rounded liberal arts education which consists of general education classes, business classes and accounting classes. The business courses along with the accounting major courses prepare accounting majors with skills for the business world including: attention to detail, how to communicate effectively, ethical reasoning, regulatory knowledge, analytical skills, problem solving skills, critical thinking, technologically savvy, tax knowledge and public speaking.

The Accounting program offers a spring accounting internship for upper level accounting students. Accounting students may also gain experience by participating in the UMO VITA program serving as a volunteer preparing tax returns for the surrounding community.

Accounting students are eligible to complete the ethics certification and IRS VITA tax law certification. Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the following certification exams: Certified Public Accountant exam (CPA Exam), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Financial Planner, (CFP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Enrolled Agent (EA).

The Bachelor of Science undergraduate programs including Accounting, Business Management, Computer Information Systems, Healthcare Management, and Human Resource Management in the Tillman School of Business are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 7007 College Blvd. Suite 420 Overland Park, KS 66211, (913) 339-9366.

More Information

School of Business Core (30SH):

  • ACC 211 Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 212 Principles of Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 201 Business Law
  • BUS 302 Statistics for Behavioral Sciences
  • BUS 370 International Business
  • FIN 320 Corporation Finance
  • HRM 322 Human Capital Management
  • MGT 311 Fundamentals of Management
  • MIS 300 Management of Information Systems
  • MKT 351 Fundamentals of Marketing

Major (30SH):

  • ACC 311 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACC 312 Intermediate Accounting II
  • ACC 320 Individual Income Taxes
  • ACC 321 Taxation of Corporations, Partnerships, Estates and Trusts
  • ACC 330 Cost Accounting
  • ACC 410 Advanced Accounting
  • ACC 420 Auditing
  • ACC 430 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting
  • ACC 440 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC 483 Accounting Research
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Forensic Accountant Financial Planner
  • Business/Credit Analyst
  • Controller
  • Cost Accountant
  • Internal Revenue Agent
  • Investment Banker
  • Tax Accountant
  • Underwriter
  • Payroll Specialist
  • Tax and Bank Examiner