B.S. in Accounting

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Evening College + provides an opportunity for the working adult to complete a degree with great flexibility.

The following suggested course sequence assumes that the student will attend as a full-time student and will make use of the optional delivery methods (i.e. online, blended and iCourses) available. Students can also use this course sequence as a guide to assist in planning as a part-time evening student. This sequence includes suggested courses to complete all general education requirements (47 credit hours) and program requirements (25 credit hours).

The MSU Accounting major requires completion of the College of Business admission core requirements (45 credit hours), globalization requirements (6 credit hours) and other requirements as specified in the catalog. To graduate with a Bachelor’s degree students must fulfill all general baccalaureate degree requirements including any additional hours to total a minimum of 125 credit hours. An academic advisor from the department of your major and minor will be your best resource for creating a degree plan.

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

Total hours14
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
LLT 180 The Heroic Quest 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3

Second semester (spring)

Total hours18
CIS 200 Critical and Creative Thinking Using Information Technology 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theatre and Drama Arts 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
CIS 201 Computer Applications for Business 3

Third semester (fall)

Total hours16
GRY 135 Principles of Weather and Climate 4
ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
LAW 231 Legal Environment of Business 3
ECO 155 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3

Fourth semester (spring)

Total hours15
BIO 101 Biology in Your World 3
ACC 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics 3
MGT 286 Business Communications 3
ECO 165 Principles of Microeconomics 3

Fifth semester (fall)

Total hours15
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACC 311 Managerial Cost Accounting 3
MGT 340 Principles of Management 3
FIN 380 Financial Management 3
HST 104 World History since 1600 C.E. 3

Sixth semester (fall)

Total hours13
ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACC 341 Accounting and Management Information Systems 3
MKT 364 Operations Management 3
LAW 332 Debtor and Creditor Rights and Remedies 1
Globalization 3

Seventh semester (fall)

Total hours15
ACC 504 Advanced Accounting 3
ACC 321 Tax Accounting I 3
ACC 553 Auditing 3
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3
Elective 3

Eighth semester (spring)

Total hours13
ACC 532 Governmental and Not-For-Profit Organizational Accounting 3
MGT 487 Strategic Management and Policy 3
ACC 300 Professionalism in Accountancy 2
Elective 5

Ninth semester

Total hours6
ACC 524 Tax Accounting II 3
Globalization 3