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If you enjoy solving problems and working with numbers, accounting may be a good fit for you.
Students learn to report, analyze and manage accounts. You’ll gain a strong understanding of business principles and theories. Learn business finance, business ethics and business communication alongside managerial and financial accounting. Then, delve deeper into accounting information systems, auditing and personal financial management.
You’ll also study:
Available program formats
This program is available online and in class at the following location(s):
Businesses and organizations rely on managerial accountants to report, analyze and manage expenses and revenues. Accounting graduates are prepared to help companies manage day-to-day financial transactions. You’ll be equipped with the practical problem-solving and critical thinking skills employers seek.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018-19 Edition, BLS.gov/OOH
Enter the workforce in areas such as managerial accounting, taxation and auditing.
Some possible paths include:
The Robert W. Plaster School of Business is an educational member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. As part of the ACBSP’s global network, the school enjoys exclusive access to training, awards programs and more.
Columbia College students benefit from small, personalized classes. Our professors and instructors are leaders in their respective industries and communities.
Built in 2019, New Hall houses the Robert W. Plaster School of Business. The first floor includes six classrooms with the latest educational technology and mobile furniture to allow for flexible seating. The first floor also includes event space, study areas and faculty offices. The top three floors house 150 students in suite-style rooms.
New Hall also has an outdoor terrace extending from the entrance of the building to the border of R. Marvin Owens field.
Our graduates work in a variety of industries.
"“CC helped me get to my current position by having a great group of instructors who are invested in their students and want to see them succeed.”
— Michaela Horstman Shaver ’17, Staff Accountant, Office of the Missouri State Auditor