Students in the School of Accountancy acquire practical experience in the field of accounting. The curriculum provides students with a strong technical accountancy background, a broad advanced business background and professional skills such as public speaking and information systems skills. Accountants engage in a wide variety of activities including preparing financial statements, reconciling business transactions, performing audits of public companies, and developing and using information systems to track financial performance and strategy. The field is competitive and challenging, but worth it. Typical careers in accountancy include auditor, tax advisor, wealth manager, forensic accountant, corporate finance officer, and consultant. The undergraduate and master’s degree programs with a major in accountancy are merged into an integrated 150-credit curriculum to provide high-quality preparation for a career as a professional accountant in public accounting, business or government. Admission is competitive; students are required to have a minimum 3.000 GPA of record and at least 45 credit hours earned to apply during the Spring semester.
Common Career Paths
You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: