Mission Statement

In keeping with the mission of Missouri Baptist University and the School of Business, the accounting program prepares students for the ethical and professional practice of accounting to meet business needs.  Students will learn the foundational knowledge and skills of accounting along with the current (and future) technologies that will drive the field.  Accounting students at MBU are encouraged to join the Accounting Club for networking with students, faculty, and professionals to make career choices that honor God’s calling.



Some of the types of jobs accounting majors pursue include CPA, CMA, Staff Accountant, Project Accountant, Cost Accountant, Tax Accountant, Auditor, Accounting Manager, Budget Analyst, and Financial Analyst.

Internship opportunities are available to School of Business majors and minors in the areas of Accounting, Business Administration, Data Analytics, Information Technology, Healthcare Management, Management, and Marketing. Students must have completed coursework in the internship field prior to enrolling in this course. Students will be exposed to real world experiences in a specific field of business. Variable credit may be taken in different field settings, though it is not to exceed a combined total of six hours. See the course description under each field for more information.

MAJOR: (includes Business Administration minor)

School of Business core requirements
ACCT 213 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 hrs
ACCT 223 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 hrs
MATH 243 Probability and Statistics1 3 hrs
BCIS 303 Information Technology Theory and Practice 3 hrs

BUSN 281 Career and Professional Development 1 hr

BUSN 303 Business Ethics 3 hrs
BUSN 353 Communication Strategies in Business 3 hrs

BUSN 363 Financial Management 3 hrs
BUSN 413 Business Law I OR
BUSN 423 Business Law II 3 hrs
BUSN 463 Strategic Management 3 hrs
ECON 123 Microeconomics2 3 hrs
MGMT 303 Management Concepts and Practices 3 hrs

MGMT 353 Production and Operations Management 3 hrs
ITBU 363 Business Analytics 3 hrs

MRKT 313 Introduction to Marketing 3 hrs
Total 43 hrs

1Bachelor of Science Degree Requirement credit hours
2General Education Requirement credit hours

Required Accounting (ACCT) courses:
ACCT 313 Intermediate Accounting I 3 hrs
ACCT 323 Intermediate Accounting II 3 hrs
ACCT 333 Cost Accounting 3 hrs
ACCT 343 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting 3 hrs
ACCT 413 Tax Accounting 3 hrs
ACCT 443 Auditing 3 hrs
ACCT 463 Advanced Accounting 3 hrs
Total 21 hrs

Total Hours to Complete Major Requirements 64 hrs

Prospective CPA Candidates: Students who intend to continue their education with the intention of sitting for the CPA exam are highly encouraged to take these additional courses in order to help satisfy exam requirements:

ACCT 353 Budgeting 3 hrs
ACCT 423 Current Topics in Financial Accounting and Reporting 3 hrs

ACCT 453 Forensic and Fraud Accounting 3 hrs

Total 9 hrs

MINOR: Accounting (for all Majors)
The student must complete 18 hours in Accounting, including the following courses:

Required Accounting (ACCT) Courses:
ACCT 213 Principles of Financial Accounting 3 hrs
ACCT 223 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3 hrs
ACCT 313 Intermediate Accounting I 3 hrs
ACCT 323 Intermediate Accounting II 3 hr

Required Electives: An additional 6 hours of upper division Accounting courses  6 hrs

Total 18 hrs

• Students should pay careful attention to courses which are only offered once a year, or every other year (see course descriptions), so that graduation may occur in a timely manner.
• Students are encouraged to declare a second major before completing 60 hours.

Karen Kannenberg, D.Mgt.

Acting Dean, School of Business
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Brenda Bradford, MBA

Dean of University Diversity/ Inclusion Initiative,
Associate Professor of Business Administration

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Guy Danhoff, MBA, ABD

Assistant Professor of Health and Sports Sciences
Part-Time School of Business

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Tim Delicath, PhD

Associate Professor of Educational Research; Director for Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research
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Steve Gustafson, CPA, MAcc, MST

Special Lecturer in Accounting
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Brian Jackson, MBA

Instructor of Business Administration
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Stephanie Kontrim-Baumann, MBA

Assistant Professor of Marketing and Business Administration
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Amber Pyatt, DNP, RN

Founding Dean of Nursing, Associate Professor of Nursing
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Megan Wilson, MBA

Director, Farmington and Hillsboro Regional Learning Centers
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