The Five-Year Professional Accounting Program is a 3/2 degree program. Undergraduate accounting majors should apply for admission to the program during the second semester of their junior year (the semester in which they are taking Intermediate Accounting II). Once admitted, these students are allowed to take graduate courses while, technically, undergraduate students. Students admitted to the 150-hour program will be reclassified from undergraduate to graduate student status when they have completed 120 semester credit hours of coursework toward their degree. In this program the degree plan for the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) in Accounting is combined with that of the Master of Accountancy (MACY). The advantage of the program is that it allows accounting majors to spread the graduate courses required for the MACY degree over the fourth and fifth years of the 150-hour program. Upon successful completion of the 150-hour program, students will be simultaneously awarded the B.B.A. in Accounting and the Master of Accountancy (MACY) degrees.
Admission Criteria: To be admitted to the Five-Year (150-Hour) Professional Accounting Program, students must meet the following criteria:
- Be a declared major in accounting
- Have an overall grade point average of 3.0, a grade point average of 3.0 in accounting courses taken, and an acceptable score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and
- Have completed a minimum of 6 hours of upper-level undergraduate accounting courses including ACC 3023 Intermediate Accounting I.
In addition, the student must have completed at least 12 hours of upper-level undergraduate accounting courses by the end of the first semester following admission into the program.