May 27, 2018
This combined degree program prepares students for careers in public accounting, industry and governmental and nonprofit entities. CPA candidates must have completed 150 hours of education before being admitted as members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and to be licensed in most states.
Following are the minimal standards for admission to the combined B.B.A and M.S.A. degree program in accounting. Generally, each item should be satisfied, though the candidate’s overall record is considered. Transfer credits and grades will be evaluated in terms of Eastern Michigan University equivalency.
Initial admission is dependent on:
completion of 90 hours of undergraduate course work including College of Business requirements, General Education requirements and ACC 340 - Intermediate Accounting ;
a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
the candidate’s written statement of personal goals; and
an interview with the program adviser.
Admission to the graduate level requires:
completion of 120 hours of undergraduate course work including course content noted under initial admission above and the undergraduate components (i.e., required and restricted electives);
a GMAT score of 500 (must be taken during the fourth year, so that the candidate’s score is received before admission to the fifth year);
a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 and a 4.0 scale; and
completed application and payment of fee to the Graduate School.
Candidates should apply to the graduate program at the beginning of their senior year and take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) during that same year.
To inquire about the specific requirements and to develop the program of study, contact:
Director of Graduate Business Programs
404 Gary M. Owen Building
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
General Education Requirements
Please see the undergraduate catalog for the General Education Requirements.
Additional Requirements: 6 hours
Undergraduate Program Requirements: 60 hours
Business Core Courses: 36 hours
Accounting Core Courses: 21 hours
One course from the following:
Restricted Elective: 3 hours
Select one course from the following. If ACC 344 is selected for the accounting core course requirement, restricted elective course must be from the 500-level:
Graduate Program Requirements: 24 hours
Required Accounting Courses: 6 hours
Restricted Elective Accounting Courses: 12 hours
Twelve credit hours from the following: Note: If you wish to graduate with one of 4 MSA Tracks (Accounting Information Systems, Internal Auditing, Tax & Financial Planning, and Financial Services) please see The COB Graduate Programs Office when making course selections.
Restricted Electives: 6 hours
Select six credit hours from any combination of 500- to 600- level ACC, COB, DS, FIN, IB, IS, OM, MGMT, MKTG, LAW or SCM courses
Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.
Each student must complete a writing intensive course as part of major completion requirements. Consult your adviser for course options.
All 200-level core courses listed above must be completed prior to admission to the College of Business.
Students must have a 3.0 GPA and a 500 GMAT to be admitted to the graduate portion of the program.
* Students must be admitted to the graduate portion of the program before registering for courses in the graduate section of this program of study. For ACC 540 , an exception requiring department approval may be requested.
** Students planning on taking the CPA exam in Michigan must take ACC 546 .