BS/MBA Combined Program
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 bachelor's/master's 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 CGCE. Minimum admission requirements include an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the major and 2.75 overall. During the junior year, interested undergraduate students should submit an application, three letters of reference, a prospectus of study, a GMAT score, and an application fee to the CGCE. Students accepted into the CGCE are expected to maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 for all graduate courses.
Each student in the Combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Business Administration Degree program must take at least three upper-level graduate extending accounting courses. Depending upon the student's prior accounting background, acceptable extending courses could include the following: ACC 522, 525, 529, and any elective accounting course that is numbered 530 or greater