The Business and Economics Department at Truman houses the Accounting, Business Administration, and Economics Programs.

The Accounting Program at Truman prepares students to succeed in the rapidly changing workplace they will encounter. Truman students graduate with solid technical accounting and data analytics skills plus the soft skills employers are looking for — teamwork, clear communication, flexibility, and a desire for continuous learning. Truman’s size allows for great opportunities and experiences to build meaningful connections with classmates and faculty.

The Business Administration Program at Truman strives to provide knowledge, skills, and application opportunities for its students. When you earn your degree from this program, you leave prepared to communicate, lead, and critically think with the strategic and ethical awareness necessary to be an effective business professional.

Truman’s Economics Program combines theoretical and practical knowledge you can apply when approaching complex, real-world issues. Here, you can study ethical challenges, public policy debates, equity and efficiency tradeoffs, and more. You’ll find professors eager to help you understand the concepts as you learn about the mechanisms that drive economic life.

Mission and Vision Statement for the Business and Accounting Programs


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AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education. Less than 5% of business programs in the world are AACSB accredited. The business and accounting programs at Truman are AACSB accredited (economics is currently excluded).

Academic Programs

Top 5%
Truman's Master's students are consistently in the top 5% in the nation for first-time pass rate on the CPA exam
of MAc students complete an internship or career-related experience
of accounting undergrads pursue graduate school with most choosing the Master of Accountancy at Truman
of full-time faculty have a terminal degree in their field
of Economics majors complete research

Multidimensional Learning Environment

Student Research Conference


Undergraduate research is one way Economics students at Truman start applying what they learn in the classroom to real-world situations. Research can also be used to distinguish yourself from others in the application process for graduate school or employment opportunities.



Career-building opportunities for business administration, accounting, and economics majors include internships across the country in places like Seattle, Kansas City, and St. Louis, as well as locations overseas

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Career Preparation

Meet the Firms and Career Week bring employers to campus to recruit students for internships and job opportunities.

Our programs are excellent preparation for law school, an MBA, and many professional careers.

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Student Organizations

At Truman, you can engage with many business-related organizations so you can start building a strong network. Choose from scholastic and professional business fraternities to enhance your leadership skills to groups that provide opportunities for hands-on experience.


As part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), students are trained in basic tax rules and how to use tax software to prepare tax returns for students and members of the community.


Study Abroad

Students can take advantage of study-abroad opportunities through faculty-led trips or solo exploration. Truman's Center for International Study Abroad offers programs spanning across the globe.

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Executive in Residence Program

The Raymond F. Bentele/Mallinckrodt Executive-In-Residence Program invites business leaders to campus to share their experience and insights with students.

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TRU-Biz Forum

The TRU-Biz Forum invites business leaders in a variety of fields to share their expertise and insights.

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Bulldog Student Investment Fund

Led by Truman students and a faculty advisor, the BSIF is a student organization that manages University funds made available through the generous support of external donors. It provides experiential learning opportunities for students through the research and management of equity investments.

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