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Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting.

Speak ‘the language of business.’

A company’s story is told through its finances. What kind of year did they have? How are they compensating their employees? What sectors are generating the most revenues for them? The answers lie in financial records and reports. In business, accounting is used for investment decisions, evaluating management, negotiation with management and levying taxes. Understanding this language enables you to communicate in the world of business and pursue a number of career opportunities.

An ACBSP-accredited program

At William Woods University, our bachelors in accounting starts with a strong foundation in accounting principles and practices and building on this with their applications in the world. We combine the importance of quantitative skills, accounting tools and attention to detail to a well-rounded curriculum in the arts and sciences.

Our faculty is dedicated to working with you to find the necessary coursework for particular certifications and your career goals — whether that is working as a CPA for one of the Big Four accounting firms or helping communities balance their budgets.

Pursue coursework in auditing, law, micro and macroeconomics, cost and managerial accounting, management and more.

Special opportunities

  • Learn technical skills for producing financial statements according to accounting industry standards; computer skills in Excel, Word, Access, and Quickbooks; and General Business knowledge in economics, finance, ethics, law, and math
  • Gain internship experience locally and pursue opportunities across the country
  • Work on an in-depth capstone project
  • Take on real-world clients and solve real business problems in your coursework
  • Pursue leadership roles in any of our student organizations or on-campus employment opportunities
  • Obtain a global perspective with business opportunities all over the world

Our Accounting degree at Work

Pursue an exciting career as a/an:

  • Accounting clerk
  • Auditing clerk
  • Accounts payable or accounts receivable manager
  • General accountant
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Controller
  • In-house corporate accountant
  • Credit analysis manager
  • Tax accountant
  • Treasury analyst
  • Cost estimator
  • Auditor
  • Budget analyst
  • Financial advisor
  • Risk and compliance professional
  • officer
  • Commercial banker
  • Underwriter
  • Or, attend graduate school for a Master of Business Administration, a Juris Doctor degree or a Master of Science in accounting, finance, or more.

Recent Employers

Our students are highly sought after by distinguished employers across the country, including:

Accounting Employer Logos

Other employers of our recent alumni include:

  • Numerous CPA firms
  • Public Service Commission State of Missouri
  • TKG Management

Alumni Perspectives

"An accounting degree from William Woods opened the door to a successful future. The education I received not only gave me the knowledge and confidence necessary to begin a career in the field of finance, but provided me with a strong foundation for my graduate studies as well. Choosing to be an accounting major at William Woods was the best decision I could have made."

Cale Fessler, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, ‘03

"At William Woods, I earned my degree in accounting, and paired it with a minor in political and legal studies. William Woods was a great place for me to earn my degree. I found the smaller class sizes to be beneficial because I was able to become close with all the students studying in the same area. The professors were willing and able to put in the extra time to make sure that I really understood the material. At the same time, there was a wide selection of specialty courses to take so I was able to get the most of out of my chosen subjects."

Adam Mulari, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, '04, University of Colorado Sturm College of Law, '07


The Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree at William Woods University consists of 122 distinct credit hours for graduation—including 51 core major credits and 6 required electives.

Courses you may take

ACC 240

Principles of Accounting I


ACC 241

Principles of Accounting II


ACC 312

Intermediate Accounting I


ACC 319

Taxation for Entreprenuers


ACC 322

Intermediate Accounting II


ACC 343

Cost and Managerial Accounting


ACC 412

Advanced Productivity Tools


ACC 430

Investments with Financial Statement Analysis


ACC 441



BUS 214

Business Ethics -E


BUS 335

Business Law


BUS 415

Corporate Finance


ECN 251

Macroeconomics -S


ECN 252

Microeconomics -S


MAT 114

Elementary Statistics -M


MIS 125

Productivity Tools



Admissions Information

Learn more about undergraduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

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