School of Accountancy
The School of Accountancy within the University of Central Missouri's Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies is committed to providing you with a student-focused, applied accounting education that leads to your professional success.
Endless Career Opportunities
Accountants are financial specialists at the heart of all areas of business. With a degree in Accountancy from the University of Central Missouri, you will be the professional who works with everyone – from individuals and small companies to large corporations, government agencies and non-profits.
Great Job Security
No matter how the economy is doing, companies need accountants. There are more positions than accountants to fill them. This demand for accountants means you will enjoy a starting salary that is higher than other areas in business. This also means you will have numerous opportunities for internships and entry-level positions.
Our students are involved with organizations and activities that provide opportunities to develop leadership skills, gain valuable experience, and interact with students and professionals.
Accountancy Students Organization
ASO offers great opportunities for you to get involved outside of the classroom. This organization orients students to the Accountancy major and profession. As an Accountancy major, you are automatically a member of ASO free of charge.
Beta Alpha Psi
BAP is an honorary organization for financial students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. Beta Alpha Psi provides you with many opportunities to interact with professionals.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
VITA is offered on campus each tax season. You will attend training sessions to become certified and then volunteer to prepare income tax returns for UCM students, staff and the general public. The hands-on experience you will gain is invaluable, as is the service provided to our many taxpayer participants.
AACSB Accountancy Accreditation
In addition to the School of Business Administration, our Accountancy programs are separately accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), so you know you’re earning a degree that counts in the real world.
Major, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Degree
The design of the undergraduate degree for accounting students is to provide students with sufficient technical and professional accounting knowledge as well as the skills that form the foundation for a career in accounting and to engage in a life-long learning process. The Accountancy program has identified the following undergraduate Program Goals and Student Learning Objectives:
Goal 1: Accounting Skills & Knowledge - students will possess the accounting skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the accounting profession.
1.1: Students can solve accounting problems using appropriate methods.
1.2: Students can prepare and interpret accounting reports.
Goal 2: Professional responsibilities - students will understand an accountant’s ethical and regulatory responsibilities.
2.1: Student can apply professional conduct standards to solve ethical dilemmas.
2.2: Students can identify relevant regulatory responsibilities.
Goal 3: Information Technology Skills & Knowledge - students will be able to utilize information skills and knowledge to analyze electronic information.
3.1: Students can effectively utilize accounting information technology.
3.2: Students can interpret the results of accounting analytics.
Goal 4: Communication - students will communicate effectively.
4.1: Students can demonstrate effective oral communication.
4.2: Students can demonstrate effective written communication.
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