Welcome to the 21st Century
Cell phones & iPhones; entrepreneurship; globalization; 24/7/365; virtual organizations! These are hallmarks of a new frontier - the 21st century workplace which you will enter after graduation. To succeed means that you will need to be flexible; understand, synthesize, and communicate information from a variety of areas; and harness the power of working in teams.
The curriculum in the School of Business programs has been carefully designed to:
1) Help you to be well prepared to meet the challenges of this new frontier
2) Provide you with flexibility to combine areas, create a second major, or supplement your program with areas outside of business such as chemistry, art, music, or biology
3) Help you to match your strengths and interests with your program of study
4) Integrate experiential learning activity into courses rather than exist as a separate activity. You'll be able to apply what you’re learning – which is how deep, lasting knowledge is developed.
Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees (Business Administration)
A degree in business administration emphasizes the development of skills which are required for the 21st century workplace – strong ability in oral and written communication, teamwork, and analytic acumen. Complementing the program in business is a curriculum rooted in the liberal arts. Courses in communications, mathematics, science, humanities, and social sciences constitute over half of the required academic work for the degrees. Students are required to study a foreign language. Language proficiency enhances the potential for success in an increasingly global business community. Literature and history courses can be chosen to enhance studies in culture and language.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Accountancy
The undergraduate degree program places emphasis on integrating analytical, research, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills with business and financial knowledge. You will receive a background in basic business knowledge, financial and cost accounting, accounting and business systems, and taxation. Upon completion of the undergraduate degree program, you will be prepared for positions in corporate, government, and not-for-profit accounting, as well as business and accounting. Students completing the graduate program meet the requirements to sit for the Uniform CPA examination in Missouri and many other states which require 150 semester hours of education. We encourage you to complete both the undergraduate and graduate accounting programs at Truman. However, you can enter the undergraduate program as a transfer student or apply for admission to the graduate program after receiving an undergraduate degree from here or elsewhere.
Truman State University and the School of Business have a long and distinguished history of emphasizing student learning. Just like leading organizations of any kind, we hold ourselves accountable for the quality of what we deliver. Student portfolios of projects, in-classroom critiques, the Major Field Test in Business, and advisory boards comprised of leaders in industry - just some of the means we use to ensure that you are receiving state-of-the-art programs and are gaining the skills necessary for success. How do we know that we are successful? Each year, hundreds of firms interview our graduates. Our students rate highly on national examinations. We consistently are recognized as being "The Best" by publications such U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, and Princeton Review.