Accounting (BS) | Webster University

Accounting (BS)


Effective 1 June 2020 through 31 May 2021

Please see the Temporary Adjustments to Policy on Grading for Undergraduate Courses for Spring 2020

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

This program is offered by the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology/Business Department. It available at the St. Louis home campus and at the Athens campus.

Program Description

The bachelor of science (BS) in accounting is designed to provide students with the core knowledge, skills and tools necessary to successfully enter the profession of accounting. The accounting curriculum will allow students to explore and appreciate the career opportunities in public accounting, corporate accounting and other related areas. The program is also designed to offer the student a general, diversified business background that is significantly important to the accounting professional in today's technology driven, global business environment. However, the focus of the Webster University accounting program is to prepare students for the Certified Public Accounting examination.

acbsp logoThe BS in accounting is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Learning Outcomes

  • Accounting graduates can identify and describe fundamental auditing and attestation procedures.
  • Accounting graduates can interpret and apply advanced financial accounting and reporting concepts and procedures.
  • Accounting graduates can identify and assess the current legal and regulatory environment of business.
  • Accounting graduates can assess and compare general business environment concepts.

Degree Requirements

For information on the general requirements for a degree, see Baccalaureate Degree Requirements under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.

  • 78 required credit hours
  • Applicable University Global Citizenship Program hours, with accommodations for the accounting BS
  • Electives

Transfer students must take at least 18 credit hours of accounting at Webster University to earn this degree.

Global Citizenship Program for Accounting BS

Requirements are modified to allow MATH 1430 to satisfy both a requirement of the major and also the GCP 'Quantitative Literacy' requirement.

Required Courses

Required Business Core Courses

Accounting Course Requirements

  • ACCT 3025 Advanced Managerial and Cost Accounting (3 hours)
  • ACCT 3030 Intermediate Accounting I (3 hours)
  • ACCT 3040 Intermediate Accounting II (3 hours)
  • ACCT 3085 Federal Tax Accounting (3 hours)
  • ACCT 3800 Accounting Information Systems (3 hours)
  • ACCT 4100 Advanced Financial Accounting I (3 hours)
  • ACCT 4220 Financial Statement Analysis (3 hours)
  • ACCT 4900 Auditing (3 hours)
  • ACCT 4910 Auditing and Professional Responsibilities (3 hours)
  • ACCT 4930 Introduction to Internal and Information Technology Auditing (3 hours)
  • ACCT 4990 Accounting Seminar (3 hours)