Accounting Major 2

When you pursue an accounting major at Truman, you get all the tools you need to become an effective professional accountant—you learn about financial accounting and business systems, cost accounting, auditing and taxation. And you develop advanced skills for leadership, oral and written communication, teamwork and critical thinking—some of the most important qualities employers are seeking. While completing your Bachelor of Science in Accounting prepares you for a variety of roles in corporate, government, and non-profit accounting, many students decide to continue their education and apply for Truman’s Master of Accountancy program to meet the educational requirements to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam.

Student Opportunities

  • 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.
  • More organizations
During your time at Truman, you are encouraged to gain practical experience in off-campus settings.


  • 72% 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 national, St. Louis, and Kansas City firms actively recruit Truman accounting students
  • Study at international business schools in France, Germany, Spain, and Hungary
  • Europe in Transition Program: Study in Brussels, Paris, Assisi, Rome, Florence, Venice & Sorrento— all in one trip
  • 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
First- and second-year accounting  majors can get helpful advice from upperclass students as well as other support through the School of Business Academic Peer Mentor Program. And our Business Academic Advising Center can help you select your courses, explore career ideas, and more.

Our master’s students rank in the top 5%
for first-time pass rate on CPA exam
AACSB accreditation seal

Top accounting firms
around the country recruit Truman graduates

The Truman Experience

Bulldog Student Investment Fund»
Student gain experience investing real money
Bulldog Student Investment Fund
Elevator Pitch Competition»
Students pitch their best business idea for a chance to win money
Bulldog BITE Elevator Pitch Competition
Boeing Blitz
The Boeing Company comes to campus to share info on internship/job opportunities
Boeing Blitz


As a student, I was able to shadow Ernst & Young staff for a couple of days long before I thought about interning with them. I also had the opportunity to lead Beta Alpha Psi’s Best Practices team into a Regional Competition where we presented on a student-run tax program called VITA, and I attended the Beta Gamma Sigma conference in Indianapolis where I got to meet members from all over the States and the world. There were some great speakers and activities to meet future accountants and business leaders.

Thilini W., Master of Accountancy


AACSB Extends Accreditation

AACSB Extends Accreditation

January 31, 2019

AACSB announced today that 44 business schools have extended their accreditation in business, two have extended their accreditation in accounting, and 17 have extended their accreditation in both business and accounting.  There are only 189 schools worldwide that have dual accreditation, and Truman is one of them!  Read the entire story here:

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