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Accounting, BSBA/MBA (4 year)

Program Description

The Accounting Department offers a 4-Year dual B.S. in Accounting/MBA degree program. The purpose of the program is to allow high-ability students to meet the 150 hours of education required by most states for CPA certification in four years, while earning both an undergraduate and graduate degree. Students move through the traditional undergraduate program at an accelerated pace and then complete MBA requirements during their fourth year. Students electing to pursue the dual degree are required to have only 120 credits for the B.S. degree, rather than the 128 credits required for the four-year B.S. in accounting. The remaining 30 credits are graduate MBA credits and include graduate accounting courses. Students typically complete at least one full-time internship. With careful planning, a student in the dual-degree program can participate in the Business Scholars Co-op Program. Students admitted to the dual-degree program as entering freshmen must meet admittance standards. Currently enrolled students are eligible to join the program no later than the end of their freshman year if they maintain a GPA of 3.4 or higher. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4 to remain in the program. Students who decide not to complete the MBA or who do not qualify for acceptance to the MBA program have the option to leave the program with a B.S. after completing two additional accounting electives to meet the 128-credit requirement.

Why Take This Major?

Students in this program are ready to get down to business. The program allows exceptionally driven students to meet the 150-credit requirement for CPA certification and licensure in Pennsylvania and 47 other states immediately upon graduation, and all in just four years.