Office of Undergraduate Studies

Joint BS in Accounting/ Master of Accountancy (BS/MAcc) & Accelerated BS in Accounting/Master of Accountancy (BS/MAcc)

There are two programs that enable attainment of a BS in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree in five years or less. These programs are strongly recommended for those individuals planning to become certified accounting professionals, particularly as CPAs (Certified Public Accountants).

Joint BS in Accounting/Master of Accountancy (MAcc) Program

The University policies regarding the Joint BS in Accounting/Master of Accountancy program permit such students an opportunity to work towards completion of the Master of Accountancy during their undergraduate studies. By doing so, students are able to lessen the course load in their fifth year. After completion of the senior year, these students then enroll as graduate students in the Weatherhead School of Management to complete the master’s degree. For information, see Assistant Dean Tiffany Welch, 472 Peter B. Lewis Building, 216.368.2058.

Accelerated BS in Accounting/Master of Accountancy (MAcc) Program

This program allows motivated students to accelerate their pursuit of both the BS and MAcc degrees. The Accelerated BS/MAcc program allows students to complete both degrees within the eight academic semesters as an undergraduate student. In some cases, one additional semester of study is needed to complete both degrees, at which time the student would be considered a Weatherhead graduate student.

Because of the necessity for proper planning of coursework and programs, undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply for the Master of Accountancy in the junior year. Weatherhead students must apply for and be admitted to the Master of Accountancy program. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for admission to the MAcc program, but may be waived if certain requirements are met. Once admitted, students in an integrated study program are required to design a comprehensive study plan with both their Weatherhead undergraduate adviser and the faculty director of the MAcc program. For information, see Assistant Dean Tiffany Welch, 472 Peter B. Lewis Building, 216.368.2058.