Sep 19, 2019  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 

Bachelor’s-Master’s Degree in Accounting

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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.

Admission Requirements

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:

  1. completion of 90 hours of undergraduate course work including College of Business requirements, General Education requirements and ACC 340 - Intermediate Accounting ;

  2. a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;

  3. the candidate’s written statement of personal goals; and

  4. an interview with the program advisor.

Admission to the graduate level requires:

  1. 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);

  2. a GMAT score of 500 or higher or GRE score of 306 or higher (must be taken during the fourth year, so that the candidate’s score is received before admission to the fifth year)

  3. a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and

  4. 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

Advisor Information:

Undergraduate Office of Academic Services

Department Advisors

Dan Brickner 734-487-0075
Howard Bunsis 734-487-2519
Phil Lewis 734-487-1311
Lois Mahoney 734-487-0157
Barb Ross 734-487-2349


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:

Graduate Program Requirements: 24 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

Program Total:

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 advisor 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 .

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