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 become a Certified Public Accountant. The program offers the same quality education you would expect from the traditional 5-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 help prepare you for the CPA exam and for a productive career.
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 the Big-4, international, regional and local CPA firms, in addition to employers from financial services firms, investment banks, various other companies, regulatory agencies, and not-for-profits.
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).