By the Numbers
On the Rise
A large number of international companies (42%) plan to hire Master of Accounting graduates (Corporate Recruiters Survey Report, 2017).
Business and financial operations organizations are projected to add 750,400 new jobs from 2016 to 2026 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017).
Accelerated dual-degree master‘s or MBA graduates earn an average salary of approximately $60,000 six months after graduating (General Alumni Survey 2017).
Fast-track your accounting career
Our Accelerated Dual-Degree BS/MS in Accounting (3+1) program offers you the unique opportunity to earn a bachelor‘s and master‘s degree in 4 years, while also completing the 150 hours of classroom study required to take the Certified Public Accountant certification exam. The program offers the same quality education you would expect from the traditional 6-year approach, and also offers fixed tuition throughout your 4 years.
The undergraduate component provides a foundation in the principles, concepts and technical practices of accounting. This prepares you for your fourth year, when you‘ll begin taking in-depth, graduate-level courses in advanced accounting skills and theory. This is meant to maximize and streamline your future success on the CPA exam, and prepare you for a range of other advanced accounting-based positions.
Accelerated dual-degree students have access to the same internship and study abroad opportunities found in the traditional bachelor‘s and master‘s programs. You also can take advantage of networking events and career fairs that bring representatives from Big 4 accounting firms and other employers from the public, private and government sectors to campus.
Program features include:
- Flat tuition and fees for the entire 4 years, with academic scholarships carrying over to the fourth (graduate) year
- A Living-Learning Community cohort housing opportunity, including a dedicated resident assistant (required for the first 3 years)
- An academic adviser who also serves as the director of the program within the school
- Special programming and networking opportunities for program students
We also offer the opportunity to complete your BS/MS in Accounting in a dual-degree format (5 years total).
Your success is our success
Throughout your Quinnipiac experience and beyond, we are here to help you put together a road map for career success. Through a variety of internships, networking opportunities and access to recruiters from many of the most sought-after corporations, we help you prepare for a long and fulfilling career.
Visit our career development page to learn more about the many opportunities we offer, here on campus and within our vast network around the globe.
Curriculum and Requirements
Accelerated Dual-Degree BS/MSA (3+1) Program of Study
The MS in Accounting program is designed to prepare candidates to satisfy the 150 credits requirement and to position them for success in the CPA exam. The program will position successful graduates for careers in professional services firms, business corporations, governmental agencies, and business consulting firms among others. The program provides students with in-depth accounting knowledge and skills necessary to be successful accounting professionals. Notably, there is a large demand for well-trained accounting professionals in public and private accounting, as well as in government.
MSA Program of Study
|Fourth Year (Graduate Study)|
|AC 635||Advanced Financial Accounting||3|
|AC 645||Information Assurance||3|
|AC 650||Advanced Accounting Information Systems||3|
|AC 660||Strategic Management Control Systems||3|
|AC 670||Advanced Business Law, Regulation, Ethics and Reporting Environments||3|
|AC 680||Advanced Federal Income Taxation and Tax Research||3|
Students are invited into the Accelerated Dual-Degree BS/MS in Accounting (3+1) program during their undergraduate admissions process and can select the MSA in the spring of their second year. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 over the course of their undergraduate program.