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Please refer to the Accountancy graduate program section for information including departmental contact information, a list of graduate faculty members, program description, and course descriptions.
Requirements for Enrollment
Admission into the integrated program in Accountancy requires a minimum of an overall GPA and a major GPA of 3.25.
Integrated Degree Program Description
Students in the integrated program are allowed to use six semester hours of B-level accountancy classes to satisfy both the Bachelor of Business degree and the Master of Accountancy degree. However, because 150 semester hours are required to sit for the CPA exam, students are required to complete a total of 150 hours for the integrated baccalaureate and master’s degree program.
Integrated Degree Requirements
I. Core Courses: 12 s.h.
ACCT 537 Issues in International Accounting (3)
ACCT 540 Contemporary Issues in Accounting (3)
ACCT 551 Advanced Management Accounting/Systems (3)
ACCT 580 Operational Auditing (3)
ACCT 611 Graduate Outcomes Assessment (0)
II. Directed Electives: 3–9 s.h.
ACCT 442G/B Advanced Accounting II* (3)
ACCT 445G/B The Analysis and Use of Financial Statements* (3)
ACCT 457G/B Fraud Examination* (3)
ACCT 471G/B Advanced Federal Taxation* (3)
ACCT 555 Information Systems Auditing (3)
ACCT 620 Accounting Internship (3)
III. Research Skills: 3 s.h.
DS 533 Applied Business Forecasting and Planning (3)
MGT 540 Applied Business Research (3)
MKTG 526 Applied Business Research (3)
IV. Integrative Experience: 6–12 s.h.
MGT 590 Strategic Management (3)
Graduate-level accounting, business, or computer science courses. (A minimum of three hours must be taken outside of accounting.) (3–9)
TOTAL PROGRAM: 30 s.h.
No more than one-half of the semester hours counted for the graduate degree may be earned in courses below the 500 level.
* Bridge or “B” courses may be used at the undergraduate level to satisfy the requirements of both the Bachelor of Business in Accountancy and the Master of Accountancy degrees. If taken after the undergraduate degree has been completed, 400-level courses must have the “G” designator.