Accounting Degrees in Missouri

Avila University

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11901 Wornall Rd
(816) 942-8400

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting http://www.avila.edu/mba/mba-accounting.asp

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Brown Mackie College-St Louis

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#2 Soccer Park Rd
(636) 651-3290

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Accounting Associate of Science in Accounting Technology http://www.brownmackie.edu/st-louis/business-and-technology-programs/accounting-technology-aas-241512.aspx

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Central Methodist University-College of Graduate & Extended Studies

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411 Central Methodist Square
(660) 248-6272

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

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411 Central Methodist Square
(660) 248-3391

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Science in Accounting Bachelor of Accountancy http://www.centralmethodist.edu/academics/accounting/index.php

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

College of the Ozarks

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100 Opportunity Avenue
(417) 334-6411

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts/Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Colorado Technical University-Kansas City

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520 E 19th Ave
(816) 303-7799

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Science in Accounting Bachelor of Science in Accounting http://www.coloradotech.edu/Degree-Programs/Bachelor-Degree-In-Accounting Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting http://www.coloradotech.edu/Degree-Programs/Bachelor-Of-Business-Degree-In-Accounting Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting http://www.coloradotech.edu/Degree-Programs/master-degree-in-business-administration-accounting-mba Master of Science in Accounting http://www.coloradotech.edu/Degree-Programs/Master-Degree-In-Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Columbia College

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1001 Rogers Street
(573) 875-8700

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts/Science in Business Administration - Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Crowder College

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601 Laclede Ave
(417) 451-3223 x5536

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Culver-Stockton College

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One College Hill
(573) 288-6000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management-Missouri

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11224 Holmes Road
(816) 943-7441

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Master of Business Administration in Accounting Master of Science in Accounting http://www.keller.edu/graduate-degree-programs/masters-accounting Master of Accounting & Financial Management http://www.keller.edu/graduate-degree-programs/masters-accounting-and-financial-management

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Drury University

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900 N.Benton
(417) 873-7879

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

East Central College

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1964 Prairie Dell Rd
(636) 583-5193

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Association of Applied Science in Accounting Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Clerk

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Evangel University

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1111 N Glenstone
(417) 865-2811

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Everest College-Earth City

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3420 Rider Trail South
(314) 739-7333

Institution Type:

< 2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Business Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Everest College-Springfield

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1010 W Sunshine
(417) 864-7220

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Business Accounting Associate of Science in Accounting http://www.everest.edu/campus/springfield/program/accounting Bachelor of Science in Accounting http://www.everest.edu/campus/springfield/program/accounting-bs

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Fontbonne University

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6800 Wydown Blvd
(314) 862-3456

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting http://www.fontbonne.edu/academics/undergraduate/departments/businessadministration/businessadministration/ Master of Accountancy http://www.fontbonne.edu/academics/evening_online/programs/master_of_accountancy/index.php Master of Science in Accounting http://www.fontbonne.edu/academics/evening_online/programs/msaccounting/

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Grantham University

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7200 NW 86th St
(800) 955-2527

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Distance Education and Training Council

Hannibal-LaGrange University

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2800 Palmyra Rd
(573) 221-3675

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Art/Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Harris-Stowe State University

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3026 Laclede Ave
(314) 340-3366

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Hickey College

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940 Westport Plaza
(314) 434-2212 x125

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Jefferson College

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1000 Viking Drive
(636) 797-3000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Accounting Technology

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Lincoln University

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820 Chestnut Street
(573) 681-5000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Master of Business Administration - Accounting http://www.lincolnu.edu/web/dept.-of-business/5

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Lindenwood University

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209 S Kingshighway
(636) 949-2000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts/Science in Accounting Master of Business Administration - Accounting http://www.lindenwood.edu/academics/programs/eveningAndGraduate.html

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Maryville University of Saint Louis

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650 Maryville University Drive
(800) 627-9855

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Bachelor of Science in Accounting Systems and Forensics http://www.maryville.edu/bu/accounting-systems-and-forensics/ Master of Business Administration - Accounting http://catalog.maryville.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=9&poid=1157&returnto=554

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Metro Business College-Arnold

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2132 Tenbrook Rd
(636) 296-9300

Institution Type:

2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Diploma in Accounting Assisting Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Paraprofessional http://www.metrobusinesscollege.edu/MBCmain/Programs/AccountingParaprofessional.aspx, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Paraprofessional

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Metro Business College-Cape Girardeau

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1732 N Kingshighway
(573) 334-9181

Institution Type:

2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Diploma in Accounting Assisting Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Paraprofessional http://www.metrobusinesscollege.edu/MBCmain/Programs/AccountingParaprofessional.aspx, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Paraprofessional

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Metro Business College-Jefferson City

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210 El Mercado Plaza
(573) 635-6600

Institution Type:

2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Diploma in Accounting Assisting Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Paraprofessional http://www.metrobusinesscollege.edu/MBCmain/Programs/AccountingParaprofessional.aspx, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Paraprofessional

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Metro Business College-Rolla

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1202 E Hwy 72
(573) 364-8464

Institution Type:

2-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Diploma in Accounting Assisting Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Paraprofessional http://www.metrobusinesscollege.edu/MBCmain/Programs/AccountingParaprofessional.aspx, Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Paraprofessional

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Mineral Area College

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5270 Flat River Road
(573) 431-4593

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Business Management - Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Missouri Baptist University

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One College Park Dr
(877) 434-1115

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Missouri State University-Springfield

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901 S National
(417) 836-5000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Master of Accountancy http://www.missouristate.edu/soa/Graduate/

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Missouri Valley College

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500 E College St
(660) 831-4000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Arts/Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Missouri Western State University

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4525 Downs Dr
(816) 271-4200

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Moberly Area Community College

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101 College Ave
(660) 263-4110

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Arts in Accounting/Business Administration

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

National American University-Independence

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3620 Arrowhead Avenue
(816) 412-7700

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Bachelor of Science in Accounting http://www.national.edu/programs/undergraduate-studies/bachelors-degrees/accounting Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting http://www.national.edu/programs/undergraduate-studies/bachelors-degrees/business-administration-accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

National American University-Lee’s Summit

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401 North West Murray Road
(816) 600-3900

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Bachelor of Science in Accounting http://www.national.edu/programs/undergraduate-studies/bachelors-degrees/accounting Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting http://www.national.edu/programs/undergraduate-studies/bachelors-degrees/business-administration-accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

North Central Missouri College

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1301 Main St
(660) 359-3948 x1418

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Northwest Missouri State University

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800 University Drive
(660) 562-1212

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Ozarks Technical Community College

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1001 E. Chestnut Expressway
(417) 447-7500

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Park University

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8700 NW River Park Dr
(816) 741-2000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Saint Louis Community College

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5600 Oakland Ave
(314) 644-9100

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Certificate of Proficiency in Accounting Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Saint Louis University-Main Campus

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One Grand Blvd
(314) 977-2222

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting Master of Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Sanford-Brown College-Fenton

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1345 Smizer Mill Road
(636) 651-1600

Institution Type:

4-year, primarily associate's, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Southeast Missouri State University

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One University Plaza
(573) 651-2000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Southwest Baptist University

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1600 University Ave
(800) 526-5859

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

St Charles Community College

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4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr
(636) 922-8000

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Certificate of Specialization in Accounting Associate of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting http://www.stchas.edu/academics/college_catalog/degrees_certificates/detail.html?id=114649 Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration - Accounting http://www.stchas.edu/academics/college_catalog/degrees_certificates/detail.html?id=113401

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

State Fair Community College

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3201 W 16th Street
(660) 530-5800 x7217

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Applied Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Texas County Technical College

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6915 S Hwy 63
(417) 967-5466

Institution Type:

2-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Academic Associate Degree in Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools

Three Rivers Community College

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2080 Three Rivers Blvd
(573) 840-9600

Institution Type:

2-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Accounting Associate of Applied Science in Accounting Technology http://www.trcc.edu/forms/catalog/programsofstudy/aas/accountingtechnology.pdf

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Truman State University

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100 E Normal
(660) 785-4000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Master of Accountancy http://gradstudies.truman.edu/accounting.asp

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

University of Central Missouri

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202 Administration Building
(660) 543-4111

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accountancy Master of Arts in Accountancy http://www.ucmo.edu/hcbps/programs/degrees/maa.cfm

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

University of Missouri-Columbia

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105 Jesse Hall
(573) 882-2121

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accountancy Master's Degree in Accountancy http://gradschool.missouri.edu/programs/catalog/accountancy/ Ph.D. in Accountancy http://gradschool.missouri.edu/programs/catalog/accountancy/

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

University of Missouri-Kansas City

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5100 Rockhill Rd
(816) 235-1000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

University of Missouri-St Louis

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One University Boulevard
(314) 516-5000

Institution Type:

4-year, Public

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Master of Accounting http://www.umsl.edu/divisions/business/accounting/Degree%20and%20Certificate%20Programs/maccotln.html

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

University of Phoenix-St Louis Campus

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13801 Riverport Dr
(314) 298-9755

Institution Type:

4-year, Private for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Associate of Arts in Accounting with a Concentration in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Business with a Concentration in Accounting, MBA with a Concentration in Accounting, Master of Science in Accountancy

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Washington University in St Louis

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One Brookings Drive
(314) 935-5000

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting Master of Accounting http://www.olin.wustl.edu/academicprograms/MACC/Pages/default.aspx Ph.D. in Accounting http://www.olin.wustl.edu/academicprograms/PhD/Accounting/Pages/default.aspx

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Webster University

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470 E Lockwood Ave.
(314) 961-2660

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Master of Science in Forensic Accounting http://www2.webster.edu/gradcatalog/degrees/forensic_acct.shtml

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Westminster College

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501 Westminster Ave
(573) 642-3361

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor's degree in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

William Jewell College

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500 College Hill
(816) 415-5979

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

William Woods University

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One University Avenue
(573) 642-2251 x2251

Institution Type:

4-year, Private not-for-profit

Accounting Degrees Offered:

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting http://www.williamwoods.edu/academics/business/major_business_admin.asp

Accrediting Agency:

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Educational Requirements

The governing body for CPA licensing in Missouri is the Missouri Division of Professional Registration’s Board of Accountancy. Educational requirements for prospective CPAs in Missouri include a bachelor’s degree with 150 semester hours of college coursework successfully completed. Of these hours, 33 must be in accounting, with at least one course in auditing, and at least 18 hours of upper level accounting courses. Also, 27 semester hours must also be general business courses. Rules and regulations can be found here.

Salary

Missouri’s average annual salary for accountancy professions almost mirrors the national average, making Missouri right on target for a competitive salary and job market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics puts the 2011 average Missouri accountancy salary at $61,850. The top 10% of earners in the field made more than $97,500, while the lowest 10% of accountancy workers in the state earned $31,620. Wages are higher in the St. Louis metropolitan area, and are predictably lower in areas of low population density. Additionally, St. Louis houses the financial center for the state, and salaries there will be more competitive.

CPA Licensing in Missouri

Missouri is similar to many other states, in that licensure to become a CPA requires education, passing the CPA exam, and an experience requirement. The Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants lists the current requirements to obtain licensure, as does the Missouri State Board of Accountancy. These requirements are:

  • Meet the educational requirements of at least a bachelor’s degree, with 150 completed semester hours of coursework.
  • Provide all transcripts for review when sitting for the Uniform CPA Exam.
  • Pass the Uniform CPA Exam.
  • Pass the required ethics examination. You can learn more, and purchase this course, through the MSCPA.
  • Fulfill an experience requirement of one year’s full-time employment in the industry. Find out more about the experience requirement here. Download the application here.
  • Remit payment for all necessary and associated fees. A fee schedule can be found here.

Continuing Education Requirements

As with most other states, Missouri requires licensed CPAs to renew their credentials via continuing professional education. After becoming a CPA in Missouri, you must complete a minimum of 20 credit hours per year, and a total of 120 hours of continuing professional education for license renewal every three years. Specific requirements are listed at both the MSCPA and the Missouri Board of Accountancy. A minimum of two hours should be committed to ethics training.

Accounting Jobs in Missouri

Missouri’s industries all require accountancy, not to mention the large financial district of St. Louis. Agriculture, textiles, and other Missouri strongholds will all require some accounting practices for productive and continued business operations. Additionally, state and local governments will always need those trained in accountancy. Jobs for accountants are typically steady nationwide, with location often influencing occupational opportunities and starting salary prospects. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects accounting jobs to grow as fast as the national average, rising 16% by 2020. The MSCPA maintains a job board and keeps its members updated on statewide industry trends.