Accounting Quick Facts

  • Department: Department of Accounting in the School of Business
    Degrees Offered:
    BS & MA
  • Major Offered: Accounting
  • Approx. number of students pursuing this major: 375
  • Faculty members: 7 full-time; 2 part-time; 100% have a terminal degree in the field
  • Majors who do an internship or career-related experience: 97%
  • Departmental Student Organizations: Beta Alpha Psi and National Association of Black Accountants 

Student Organizations

Learn and exhibit leadership skills, gain valuable experience in your chosen profession, and interact with students of similar interests.

  • Beta Alpha Psi: Interested in accounting, finance, or information systems? Get recognized for outstanding achievement through Beta Alpha Psi. Build a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility within yourself. Students may first seek membership when enrolled in ACCT 221 Introduction to Management Accounting.
  • National Association of Black Accountants (NABA): Receive support and help bridge the opportunity gap for minority student success in accounting and related business fields.

Recent Awards & Accolades

  • Truman’s School of Business is one of only 186 business programs nationwide to hold accreditation in both business and accounting programs by AACSB International, the “gold standard” of business accreditation worldwide.
  • Truman’s Master’s students are consistently in the top 5% in the nation for first-time pass rate on the CPA exam.

Faculty

  •  The department has 7 full-time faculty and 2 part-time faculty.
  • 100% of faculty have a doctoral degree, JD degree or professional certification.
  • All have significant professional experiences.
  • Faculty are active in professional business organizations.
  • Faculty regularly collaborate with students on undergraduate research projects.

Internships

  • 97% of students have an internship or career-related work experience.
  • Meet the Firms” and Career Week events bring employers to campus to recruit accounting students.
  • Employers from St. Louis, Kansas City, and nationwide firms actively recruit Truman accounting students.

Study Abroad

  • Options include international business schools in France, Germany, Spain, and Hungary.
  • Truman grants you access to over 500 study abroad opportunities in more than 60 countries.
  • Monetary assistance is available, including Truman State University Foundation Scholarships.
  • Cultural loans are available for all programs.

After the Degree

Employers: Graduates are highly recruited by nearly 250 different organizations nationwide, including top public accounting firms in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas.

The top jobs for accounting majors include:

  • public accountants
  • industry accountants
  • management analysts
  • banking and finance
  • executive-level positions
  • along with many more career opportunities

Truman graduates have recently secured positions with:

  • Ameren
  • BKD
  • Boeing Company
  • Cerner
  • Deloitte
  • Department of Defense
  • Emerson Electric
  • EY
  • Federal Reserve Banks
  • IRS
  • KPMG
  • Monsanto
  • Mueller Prost
  • PwC
  • RubinBrown
  • Target
  • UHY
  • Williams-Keepers

Graduate and Professional Schools: About 58% of Truman’s accounting majors further their studies in graduate or professional school. Recent graduates have pursued a Master of Accountancy degree at Truman, as well as other notable schools that include:

  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law
  • Duke University School of Law
  • George Washington University
  • Harvard University
  • London School of Economics
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Ohio State University
  • Stanford University
  • St. Louis University
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Missouri
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Washington University in St. Louis
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