Assurance Courses

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Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.

Successful completion of the program requires 15 credit hours. Courses are 3 credit hours each, unless stated otherwise.

As a prerequisite to the course work below, you must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. You also must have successfully completed the following foundation courses or their equivalents. To evaluate your transfer credit, visit

  • ACCTCY 2026/2036/2136H Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACCTCY 2027/2037/2137H Accounting II (3 credits)
  • ACCTCY 3326 Intermediate Accounting I (3 credits)
  • ACCTCY 3328 Accounting Information Systems (3 credits)
  • ACCTCY 3346 Intermediate Accounting II (3 credits)
  • ACCTCY 3347 Cost and Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
  • ACCTCY 4353 Introduction to Taxation (3 credits)

Course planner

The chart below shows the courses that are traditionally offered. You will work closely with your advisor on all elective course selection decisions. The University reserves the right to change or cancel courses as needed.

Nondegree-seeking enrollment

Prior to acceptance into the program, you may enroll in up to 3 credit hours as a nondegree-seeking (in some cases, post-baccalaureate) student. Enrollment does not guarantee acceptance. Learn more about nondegree-seeking university student admissions.

Master’s program

In the event that a student successfully completes the graduate certificate in assurance and decides to continue into the master’s in accountancy (MAcc) or business (MS) program, course credits earned for the certificate will be credited toward the degree.

State authorization

States require that the University of Missouri-Columbia be authorized to deliver university-level distance/online education to their residents. Each state handles this process differently.

Please see our state authorization page for more information.

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Students residing in all states are eligible to enroll in this program.

Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the School of Accountancy