Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

Combined BSAcc/MAcc Admissions

Undergraduate Level

Information on students who are admitted to MU and who indicate an interest in becoming accountancy or business majors is subsequently forwarded to the Undergraduate Advising Office of the College of Business (111 Cornell Hall, 573-882-7073). Qualified applicants with less than 54 semester hours of college courses completed will be admitted to the lower level of the Trulaske College of Business. Applicants with more than 54 semester hours of college credit may be admitted to a specific upper level college of business program, e.g., the 150-Hour Accountancy Program, if they meet the program's admission requirements. Students who transfer into the Trulaske College of Business' upper or lower levels from another Mizzou school or college must submit a Transfer of Division form.

The combined BSAcc/MAcc (150-hour) program is open to qualified undergraduate students at Mizzou as well as qualified undergraduates who transfer to MU from other colleges and universities. Interested students not already admitted to Mizzou should visit the Office of Admissions website.

Undergraduate students are also responsible for completing all Trulaske College of Business requirements.  A student must first be admitted to the Trulaske College of Business before they are eligible to apply to the 150-hr BSAcc/MAcc program.  Students must also completed the Professional Edge point requirements for admission to the School of Accountancy and for graduation.

Admittance to the 150-hour professional accountancy program requires the following minimum standards.  Meeting minimum standards does not guarantee admission:

  • Completion of a minimum of 54 semester hours of college credit with at least a 3.0 GPA of record (UM GPA)
  • Course work completed must include the following pre-accountancy courses (or equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 regardless of where the course is taken:
    • Acct 2036 (or Acct 2026 or Acct 2136H), Accounting I
    • Acct 2037 (or Acct 2027 or Acct 2137H), Accounting II
    • Econ 1014 or 1024 Microeconomics
    • Econ 1015 Macroeconomics
    • English 1000, Exposition and Argumentation;
    • Math 1300, Finite Mathematics
    • Math 1400, Elements of Calculus
    • Stat 2500, Introduction to Probability and Statistics I
  • A grade of B- or better must be earned in the following courses:
    • Acct 2036 (or Acct 2026 or Acct 2136H), Accounting I
    • Acct 2037 (or Acct 2027 or Acct 2137H), Accounting II
  • Additional coursework to be completed includes:
    • Acct 2258, Computer-Based Data Systems
    • BA 1500, Foundation of Business and Professional Development Principles
    • BA 1500, Intermediate Professional Development Principles
    • Math 1100, College Algebra
  • Students must earn a minimum of 70 EDGE points (maximum of 100) at the lower level to be considered for official admittance to the upper level.  Once admitted, students must earn a total of 200 EDGE points for graduation.

Rapid growth in recent years in accountancy enrollment relative to instructional resources has triggered a need to implement enrollment limits, as provided for in the Undergraduate Catalog.  Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Admission decisions are made in the spring for fall admissions only. Admission cutoffs are revised each year in order to limit admissions to the 150-Hour Accountancy Program to approximately 155 students, the limit that can be served with current authorized faculty staffing and still maintain program quality and meet accreditation standards. Students meeting the minimum requirements are selected for admission based on their cumulative GPA of record until the enrollment limit for that year is reached. Admission is very competitive; in recent years an overall cumulative GPA of well above a 3.0 was necessary to be admitted to the 150-Hour Program.

Students admitted to the 150-Hour Program must maintain a cumulative UM grade point average of 3.0 or higher for coursework completed subsequent to admission to the 150-hour program to be considered in good standing in the program. If a student's cumulative UM grade point average subsequent to admission falls below the 3.0 minimum, the student is placed on probation and given one semester to return to good standing. In unusual cases, the director of the 150-Hour Program may grant one additional probationary semester. A student who fails to return to good standing is subject to dismissal from the program. In unusual cases, the director of the 150-Hour Program may make exceptions.

Graduate Level

Students who successfully complete the undergraduate portion (first four years or 120 hours) of the 150-hour professional accountancy curriculum and maintain a cumulative UM grade point average of 3.0 or higher since admission to the program are admitted to the Graduate School and the graduate (master's) portion of the 150-Hour Program. Once admitted to the Graduate School, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative graduate GPA in all courses taken. Upon successful completion of the fifth year or graduate portion of the program, students are awarded both the BSAcc and MAcc degrees.  When a student begins to take graduate classes they will begin paying graduate fees for coursework regardless of time spent on campus.