Jan 26, 2020  
Graduate Studies Catalog 2018-2019 
Graduate Studies Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated BS/MBA in Accounting

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The Accounting Department offers a specialized program to undergraduate students majoring in accounting that enables them to earn both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and an MBA. This combined MBA program was designed in response to the adoption by most states of a 150-credit-hour educational requirement to become a Certified Public Accountant. With judicious course scheduling, students can complete this program within five academic years.

The opportunity to take graduate courses prior to completing a baccalaureate degree is conditional upon acceptance into the combined program. Minimum admission requirements include an undergraduate GPA of 3.00 in the major and 3.00 overall. Students may apply upon completion of 64 undergraduate credits. Interested undergraduate students should submit an application, three letters of reference, and a GMAT score to the Graduate Admissions Office. Upon acceptance into the Accelerated BS/MBA in Accounting program, students must complete a Curriculum Approval Worksheet. Students accepted into the combined program are expected to maintain an overall GPA of 3.00 for all graduate courses.

Each student in the Accelerated Master of Business Administration Degree program must complete at least three graduate advanced elective accounting courses. Depending upon the student’s prior accounting background, acceptable advanced elective accounting courses could include the following: ACC 514, ACC 522, ACC 525, ACC 527, ACC 529, and elective accounting courses numbered 530 or greater.

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