Combined B.S./M.S. in Accounting and Business Advisory Services

http://www.towson.edu/accounting

Requirements to be a CPA in Maryland (and in all but two of the other states) include 150 hours of post-secondary education. To provide a seamless process for students to achieve the 150 hours, Towson University offers a combined bachelor’s-master’s degree program.

Admitted accounting majors may apply to the program in the second term of their junior year to be admitted prior to their senior year. Students then apply to the Accounting and Business Advisory Services (M.S.) program in the first term of their senior year, and are admitted to the graduate program in the second term of their senior year.

In order to be admitted to the bachelor’s-master’s accounting program, students must:

  • Be an accounting major with at least one term of residency at Towson University
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0, and
  • Have a GMAT score of at least 400

Six units of 500- and 600-level courses can be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate programs. A bachelor’s degree is awarded after all the bachelor’s degree requirements are met which is normally the fourth year.

For more information, visit http://www.towson.edu/cbe/accounting/programs/5year.asp.

Admission Requirements

TU Accounting students who qualify for admission to the Accounting major may concurrently apply for admission to the MS in Accounting & Business Advisory Services - a joint Master's program with the University of Baltimore.

In order to be admitted to the bachelor’s-master’s accounting program, students must:

  • Be an undergraduate accounting major with junior standing and at least one academic term completed at Towson University

  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0

  • Have a GMAT score of at least 400 (If a student has a GPA of 3.5 or higher, the GMAT requirement will be waived.)

  • During the second term of the senior year, the student must also complete a graduate application with the University Admissions Office.

Degree Requirements

Up to six units of 500- and 600-level courses can be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate programs.  A bachelor’s degree is awarded after all of the bachelor’s degree requirements are met which is normally after the fourth year.

Students graduating from the program earn the 150 units earn needed to be eligible to become licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) after passing the CPA exam.

PHIL 563BUSINESS ETHICS3
One of the following:3
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
TAXATION OF ENTITIES
DESIGN OF MANAGERIAL COST AND CONTROL SYSTEMS
ADVANCED TOPICS IN ASSURANCE SERVICES
ADVANCED TOPICS IN ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS
Total Units6

Withdrawal and Ineligibility

Students who are ineligible to participate in or who withdraw from the combined degree program cannot double count any courses for both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.