MSA/MBA—Accounting and Business Administration

Nonaccounting majors get on the fast track to a career in accounting with our Master of Science in Accounting/Master of Business Administration dual-degree program. In just 15 months you will earn two degrees while gaining the skills, expertise, and confidence to walk right in and start working at a top accounting firm. 

Your 15-month experience begins with a curriculum that has been designed in partnership with some of the region’s leading accounting firms. This relevant industry-focused education maintains a sharp focus on business and accounting insights that you will put to work every day in your new career. In addition, you will be immersed in contemporary issues related to audit and tax, giving you a valuable perspective that is always fresh and topical. 

You will put your new skills and insights to work during the busiest time of the year in a three-month, paid accounting internship at one of the top accounting firms in the business. In this role, you will have the one-on-one guidance of a seasoned mentor, where your exchange of ideas and insights will be mutually beneficial. 

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Requirements

Master of Science in Accounting Requirements

Required Core
ACCT 6223Audit and Other Assurance Services6
ACCT 6224Taxation of Individuals and Business Entities6
ACCT 6226Strategic Cost Management3
ACCT 6227Accounting for Business Combinations3
ACCT 6228Contemporary Issues in Accounting Theory3
Financial Reporting
ACCT 6217Corporate Governance, Ethics, and Financial Reporting3
ACCT 6220Corporate Financial Reporting and Decision Making 13
ACCT 6221Corporate Financial Reporting and Decision Making 26
ACCT 6222Corporate and Governmental/Nonprofit Financial Reporting and Decision Making6

Master of Business Administration Requirements

Entrepreneurship
ENTR 6211Entrepreneurship: Services and Retail Business Creation3
Analysis
FINA 6200Value Creation through Financial Decision Making3
MGSC 6200Information Analysis3
MGSC 6201Information Systems and Technology3
STRT 6200Strategic Decision Making in a Changing Environment3
Management
HRMG 6200Managing People and Organizations3
INTB 6200Managing the Global Enterprise3
MGMT 6211Business Law and Professional Ethics3
SCHM 6210Supply Chain Management3
Marketing
MECN 6200Global Competition and Market Dominance3
MKTG 6200Creating and Sustaining Customer Markets3

Co-op Requirement

BUSN 6964Co-op Work Experience0

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

72 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required

Term 1
  Summer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
  Corporate Reporting 1Corporate Reporting 2
  ACCT 62203ACCT 62216
  ManagementGlobal Competition
  HRMG 62003MECN 62003
   Information Analysis
   MGSC 62003
   6 12
Term 2
FallHours   
Corporate Government   
ACCT 62173   
ACCT 62226   
Audit   
ACCT 62236   
Taxation   
ACCT 62246   
Information Systems   
MGSC 62013   
 24   
Term 3
 SpringHours  
 Internship  
 BUSN 69640  
 Cost Management  
 ACCT 62263  
 Service and Manufacturing Operations  
 SCHM 62103  
  6  
Term 4
  Summer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
  AccountingAccounting
  ACCT 62273ACCT 62283
  EntrepreneurshipBusiness Law and Ethics
  ENTR 62113MGMT 62113
  Financial Decision MakingGlobal Enterprise
  FINA 62003INTB 62003
  Customer MarketsStrategic Decision Making
  MKTG 62003STRT 62003
   12 12
Total Hours: 72