Accountancy majors obtain skills in using computers in problem-solving in COSC 1335 (BCIS 1305 or 1405), a required lower-division course. ACCT 3333 /MNGT 3333 , a required core business course, includes further development of these skills and their application in a business context in preparation for their use in other upper division business courses, especially ACCT 4311 . All accounting courses in the curriculum require some level of computer or Internet skills.
Dual Degree Program
The Dual Degree Program in Professional Accountancy provides academically qualified students with the opportunity to add the depth of knowledge available through the Master of Professional Accountancy program to the breadth of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in an accelerated program that reduces the overall credits for the two degrees to 150 credit hours. Upon completion of the 150 hours specified in the following plan of study, students will be awarded both a BBA and an MPA. No degree will be awarded until all requirements of the Dual Degree Program have been satisfied.
Admission into the Dual Degree Program in Professional Accountancy is open to all students who submit the required application materials and who satisfy the following requirements:
- Submission of a Graduate Application indicating the Dual Degree Program.
- Completion of at least three of the following four courses with a grade of B or better in each course and a combined GPA of at least 3.25: ACCT 3301 , ACCT 3302 , ACCT 3303 , or ACCT 3305 .Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
- Completion of the GMAT. To qualify for admission, the combination of the GMAT score and cumulative GPA must be such that GPA x 200 + GMAT ≥ 1,120 (Ex: 3.5 GPA and 500 GMAT score or 3.0 GPA and 600 GMAT score).
Students who do not qualify for the Dual Degree Program but who wish to pursue the MPA degree may do so by first completing the BBA degree in Accountancy and then applying for admission into the MPA program. Requirements for admission into the MPA program are discussed in the Master of Professional Accountancy section of the Graduate Catalog.
The undergraduate degree requirements for the Dual Degree Program differ from the undergraduate program in two ways:
- The major accounting requirements are reduced to 18 credit hours by omitting the requirement of an accounting elective.
- The business elective requirement is reduced to 6 credit hours.
These differences change the sample undergraduate degree plan in the senior year spring semester to begin graduate studies by replacing the accounting elective and 3 credit hours of undergraduate business elective with two graduate business courses.
Degree candidates in the Dual Degree Program are required to maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 in every semester after being admitted to the program. Students in the Dual Degree Program will begin paying graduate tuition and related fees for all courses during the first semester in which the student enrolls in a graduate class.