Accounting B.S. and M.S. Accelerated Degree Program (4+1) Hero Image

Earn Your Bachelor’s and Master’s in Accounting at the Same Time

With Lerner’s accelerated program, you can complete both a bachelor’s degree in accounting (B.S.) and a master’s degree in accounting (M.S.) within 5 years.


The program allows you to combine graduate and undergraduate classes, making scheduling more efficient. Some graduate credits can also be used to satisfy electives required for the undergraduate degree. The M.S. provides additional preparation for careers in public accounting, industry, and government and establishes a foundation for further study at the Ph.D. level in preparation for an academic career.


All courses 3 credits unless stated otherwise.

Requirements for the B.S. Degree

Freshman Year

First semester
ECON101 Microeconomics
MATH221 Calculus I
Creat. Arts & Hum. Breadth Course (CAH)
Hist. & Cult. Change Breadth Course (HCC)
BUAD110 Basics of Business

Second semester
ENGL110 Seminar in Composition
ECON103 Macroeconomics
MATH230 Finite Math w/Applications
ACCT207 Acctg I (Financial)

Sophomore Year

First semester
MISY160 Bus. Computing
MATH201 Statistics I
ECON308 Bank. & Monetary Policy
ACCT208 Acctg II (Managerial)
Social & Behavioral Sciences Breadth Course

Second semester
ACCT315 Intermediate Accounting I
MATH202 Statistics II
ACCT327 Cost Accounting
Math, Nat. Sci. & Tech. Breadth Course
FINC311 Principles of Finance

Junior Year

First semester
ACCT316 Intermediate Accounting II
Math, Nat. Sci. & Tech. Breadth Course
ACCT302 Accounting Info Systems
BUAD301 Intro to Marketing

Second semester
ACCT350 Business Law I
BUAD306 Service & Ops. Management
ACCT413 Income Tax Accounting
ACCT, FINC or MISY Elective
BUAD309 Org. Behavior

Senior Year

First semester
ACCT351 Business Law II
ACCT415 Advanced Accounting
Communication Requirement
Free elective
ACCT417 Auditing

Second semester
ACCT414 Advanced Federal Taxation
ACCT, FINC or MISY Graduate elective
ACCT425 Strategic Info Systems & Acct
Free elective
Free elective

Additional Requirements for the M.S. Degree: 24 credits

Required Courses

ACCT810 Theory of External Reporting
ACCT820 Financial Statement Analysis
ACCT883 International Accounting
BUAD840 Ethical Issues in Domestic & Global Business Environments

Electives: choose 4

ACCT806 Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation
ACCT811 Advanced Management Accounting
ACCT817 IT Auditing
ACCT840 Contemporary Issues in Accounting
BUAD843 Special Topics in Global Business (study-abroad)
FINC851 Corporate Financial Analysis
FINC852 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
FINC853 International Financial Management
FINC856 Financial Engineering and Risk Management
FINC858 Corporate Governance
BUAD831 Operations Management and Management Science or other BUAD classes with approval from advisor
MISY830 Business Intelligence and Analytics
MISY840 Project Management and Costing
MISY850 Security and Control
MISY873 Information Technology and Organizational Effectiveness
Other courses with approval from advisor