B.S. in Accounting Evening/Online Program (comprehensive)

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OTC to MSU Sample Degree Completion Plan

This is a model evening/online/blended degree plan toward the B.S. in Accounting (comprehensive). Your path may vary slightly based on factors such as your transfer college credit, your choice of electives, and your ability to take classes during the summer or intersessions for instance. (The sample schedule below is subject to course availability and changes in course rotation.)

This pathway assumes the following:

  1. Completion of the A.A. at OTC. The sample OTC schedule below includes 5 additional hours, which may be applied toward the bachelor’s as transfer hours.
  2. *Satisfactory completion of the College of Business prerequisite classes, including ACC 201, ACC 211, CIS 101, COM 115, ECO 155, ECO 165, ENG 110, MGT 286, MTH 135, PSY 121, QBA 237 and LAW 231. OTC classes noted with asterisk fit transfer equivalencies for MSU College of Business prerequisite classes. See Transfer Equivalency Guide at missouristate.edu/admissions/courseequivalencies.htm
  3. Admission to the College of Business. GPA requirements include: a minimum 2.00 Missouri State GPA and a minimum 2.50 combined GPA
  4. Satisfactory completion of School of Accountancy Admissions Test. See missouristate.edu/SOA/ for more information.
First Semester (OTC)
ENG 101 Composition I* 3 hrs
MTH 130 College Algebra* 3 hrs
PSY 110 Intro to Psychology* 3 hrs
Humanities - Block I 3 hrs
CIS 101 Personal Computer Applications* 3 hrs
Total 15 hrs
Second Semester (OTC)
ENG 102 Composition II OR
ENG 150 Technical Writing 3 hrs
ECO 270 Principles of Macroeconomics* 3 hrs
Biological Science 4 hrs
Foreign Language - Block II 3 hrs
BUS 110 Principles of Business 3 hrs
Total 16 hrs
Third Semester (OTC)
Humanities I or II 3 hrs
Physical Science 4 hrs
ACC 220 Principles of Accounting I* 3 hrs
COM 105 Public Speaking* 3 hrs
HLT 101 Lifetime Wellness 2 hrs
ECO 275 Principles of Microeconomics* 3 hrs
Total 18 hrs
Fourth Semester (OTC)
BUS 140 Business Communications* 3 hrs
PLS 101 American Gov’t & Politics 3 hrs
MTH 210 Statistical Methods* 3 hrs
CIS 105 Spreadsheet Applications* 3 hrs
ACC 225 Managerial Accounting* 3 hrs
BUS 160 Business Law* 3 hrs
Total 18 hrs
Fifth Semester Fall (MSU)
ACC 301 Intermediate Accounting 3 hrs
ACC 311 Managerial Cost Accounting 3 hrs
MGT 340 Organizational Behav/Mgt 3 hrs
FIN 380 Financial Management 3 hrs
CIS 201 Computer Apps for Business 2 hrs
Total 14 hrs
Sixth Semester Fall (MSU)
ACC 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3 hrs
ACC 341 Acct & Mgt Info Systems 3 hrs
MGT 364 Operations Management 3 hrs
LAW 332 Debtor/Creditor Rights & Remedies 1 hr
Globalization 3 hrs
Elective 2 hrs
Total 15 hrs
Seventh Semester Fall (MSU)
ACC 504 Advanced Accounting
(course rotation may vary by demand)
3 hrs
ACC 321 Tax Accounting I 3 hrs
ACC 553 Auditing 3 hrs
MKT 350 Principles of Marketing 3 hrs
Globalization 3 hrs
Total 15 hrs
Eighth Semester Spring (MSU)
ACC 532 Government/Non-Profit Accounting 3 hrs
MGT 487 Strategic Mgt & Busn Policies 3 hrs
ACC 470 Professionalism in Accounting 1 hr
Elective 3 hrs
Elective 3 hrs
Total 15 hrs
Ninth Semester Fall (MSU)
ACC 524 Tax Accounting II 3 hrs
Elective 3 hrs
Elective 3 hrs
Elective 3 hrs
Total 12 hrs

Minors available 100% online

  • Communication - Communication Studies track
  • Criminology/Criminal Justice

Minors available combined online/evening seated

  • History
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Screenwriting
  • Technical Writing

*OTC classes that fit transfer equivalencies for MSU College of Business prerequisite classes.

NOTE:  All Missouri State University degree requirements must be met; including at least 125 hours, with a minimum of 90 hours outside of Accounting (for Accounting majors), and a minimum of 40 hours of upper division (courses numbered 300 and above) credit. Last 30 hours must be taken at MSU.

The information provided is the most up-to-date available at time of publication.

You may wish to reduce the number of credit hours each semester from the above sample schedule. Consult with the Advisement Center, College of Business, 836-5386.