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Lincoln University of Missouri | Accounting

Earn your bachelor of science in accounting. 

Learn to use the power of accounting and finance to make data-driven decisions. A Lincoln University accounting degree prepares you for the world's finest accounting firms as well as for careers in project management, investment banking, operations management, and for leadership roles in the private and public sectors. Many of our nation's most successful leaders have an accounting background. Successfully prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exams, in a classroom featuring individual instruction, state-of-the-art technology, and with our engaging faculty.


The Accounting program offered by the School of Business prepares graduates for entry into all fields of accounting, including public accounting, government, industry, not-for-profit institutions, and private practice. This program provides a solid foundation in accounting concepts, practices, and specialized training in technical aspects of accounting combined with a broad background in business, which will enable graduates to succeed in their chosen careers.

Students in this major will complete the business foundation requirements, including economics, management, accounting, marketing, law, finance, business communications, international business and strategic management. The major also requires courses in accounting software, intermediate accounting, cost accounting, government & nonprofit accounting, information systems management, auditing and individual income tax.

Each of Lincoln's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.

Principles of Accounting I Fundamental principles of financial accounting as applied to sole proprietorships.
Cost Management I Accounting procedures and policies designed to study cost accumulation procedures and alternative costing methods.
Intermediate Accounting I  A more intensive study of accounting principles and theory with emphasis on analysis and valuation of current assets.
Governmental Accounting  Principles and practices related to government and not-for-profit units; utilizes fund accounting and budgetary controls.
 Auditing  Analysis and application of the theory and techniques of auditing principles and procedures.
For the full list of required courses and course descriptions please refer to the Undergrad Bulletin.

No special requirements for this program.

General Undergraduate Requirements

The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Lincoln. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.

Diploma Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.
Core Subjects A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)
Grade Average A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Lincoln, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.
Standardized Tests Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Lincoln are as follows: SAT: 6366. ACT: 3614.
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Lincoln's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare students for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing students to make a full impact in their profession through the unique combination learning of concepts and application of those concepts. Here are some of the potential professions for accounting majors:

  • Tax Accounting (public or private)
  • Auditing (public, private, or government)
  • Government Accounting
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Corporate Controller
  • Chief Financial Officer