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
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.
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.
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.
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:
banking and finance
along with many more career opportunities
Truman graduates have recently secured positions with:
Department of Defense
Federal Reserve Banks
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: