MSA/MBA—Professional Accounting Program

With an MSA/MBA from the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, you earn two degrees—an MS in Accounting and an MBA—in just fifteen months. Our full-time program is specifically designed to get liberal arts and nonaccounting majors CPA ready.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Program Requirements

Term 1—Summer A

Corporate Reporting 1
ACCT 6220Corporate Financial Reporting and Decision Making 13
Management
HRMG 6200Managing People and Organizations3

Term 1—Summer B

Corporate Reporting 2
ACCT 6221Corporate Financial Reporting and Decision Making 26
Global Competition
MECN 6200Global Competition and Market Dominance3
Information Analysis
MGSC 6200Information Analysis3
Summer Term GPA Requirement
A GPA of 2.500 or higher is required at the end of term 1.

Term 2—Fall

Corporate Government
ACCT 6217Corporate Governance, Ethics, and Financial Reporting3
ACCT 6222Corporate and Governmental/Nonprofit Financial Reporting and Decision Making6
Audit
ACCT 6223Audit and Other Assurance Services6
Taxation
ACCT 6224Taxation of Individuals and Business Entities6
Information Systems
MGSC 6201Information Systems and Technology3
Fall Term GPA Requirement
A GPA of 2.670 or higher is required at the end of term 2.

Term 3—Spring

Internship
BUSN 6964Co-op Work Experience0
Cost Management
ACCT 6226Strategic Cost Management3
Service and Manufacturing Operations
MGSC 6206Management of Service and Manufacturing Operations3
Spring Term GPA Requirement
A GPA of 2.830 or higher is required at the end of term 3.

Term 4—Summer A

Accounting
ACCT 6227Accounting for Business Combinations3
Entrepreneurship
ENTR 6211Entrepreneurship: Services and Retail Business Creation3
Financial Decision Making
FINA 6200Value Creation through Financial Decision Making3
Customer Markets
MKTG 6200Creating and Sustaining Customer Markets3

Term 4—Summer B

Accounting
ACCT 6228Contemporary Issues in Accounting Theory3
Business Law and Ethics
MGMT 6211Business Law and Professional Ethics3
Global Enterprise
INTB 6200Managing the Global Enterprise3
Strategic Decision Making
STRT 6200Strategic Decision Making in a Changing Environment3

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

72 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required