Accounting B.S. + Business Analytics and Information Management M.S. Accelerated Degree Program (4+1)
The B.S. in accounting and M.S. in business analytics and information management 4+1 option provides you the opportunity to earn an undergraduate accounting degree and a business analytics and information management graduate degree at the same time.
Continuing beyond your accounting degree to the M.S. in business analytics and information management provides you an in-depth study of business analytics – knowledge that is required in all 21st century organizations.
The program integrates undergraduate and graduate studies, and therefore you can complete both degrees in 5 years.
By earning the M.S. in business analytics and information management, you’ll open up career opportunities that are not available to a B.S. in accounting graduate. The M.S. in business analytics and information management degree is critical in meeting the ever-changing demands of the accounting profession. It also provides necessary background for the discipline-specific portion of the CPA exam.
The credit hour requirements are the same as those for the B.S. in accounting and M.S. in business analytics management if pursued separately, a total of 150 credit hours.
Two graduate courses required for the M.S. in business analytics and information management may be used to satisfy the “free” electives required for the undergraduate degree. Students in the 4+1 program are permitted to take graduate classes as part of their academic studies, usually after their junior year.
Admission to the Accelerated Degree Program
Apply for admission to the 4+1 program during the first semester of your senior year.
You should have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA or better. You will need to complete ACCT courses with a grade of C or higher.
Tuition and Fees
During your first four years in the program, you pay undergraduate tuition and fees. During the fifth year of study, and any additional time if it becomes necessary, applicable tuition and fees are those for graduate students.