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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Professional Accounting B.B.A./M.P.A.

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(Major Codes: 301 and 5321) 

Refer to the “Graduate Catalog” for graduate requirements and course descriptions.

General Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration/Master of Professional Accounting (B.B.A./M.P.A.) Degree Integrated Program

  • At least 18 semester hours must be in courses numbered 6300 or above.
  • This program will be a non-thesis program. Students desiring to do a thesis program will be required to complete the regular M.P.A. degree program.
  • Application for entry into the program will be made during the semester in which the student completes 90 hours of course work. Graduate course work cannot be taken prior to acceptance into the program.
  • Admission: Applicants with an undergraduate overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and a GPA for accounting courses above principles of 3.0 or higher may opt out of taking the GMAT exam by submitting the GMAT Score Waiver Request Form.
  • Conditional Admission: Students who do not qualify for regular admission are granted conditional admission when the applicant has an undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher and scores in the 30th percentile or higher on the composite score of the GMAT exam.
  • Students not qualifying for regular or conditional admission will be denied admission and may consult with the dean of the Graduate School for assistance on future admission possibilities or possible committee review for conditional admission based on special circumstances consistent with House Bill 1641.
  • Applicants must have completed the following accounting courses prior to admission:ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, ACCT 3311, ACCT 3331, ACCT 3332ACCT 3371, ACCT 3375.

Required Courses for the Integrated B.B.A./M.P.A. Degree Program (150 hours)

Undergraduate Requirements

University Core Curriculum Requirements (42 hours)

Refer to the “University Core Curriculum ” section of this catalog. Students must take the following courses.

From Mathematics - Code 20 (3 hours)

From Social and Behavioral Sciences - Code 80 (3 hours)

B.B.A. Degree Requirements

Business core. (See the B.B.A. core, in the “Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Degree Core Requirements ” section of the catalog.)

Undergraduate Electives (12 hours)

Graduate Requirements

Graduate Accounting Requirements (12 hours)

  • ACCT 6306 - Seminar in Accounting Theory
  • ACCT 6309 - Seminar in Tax Research 3
  • ACCT 6310 - Seminar in Auditing 3
  • ACCT 6321 - Ethical Solutions in Professional Accounting 3

Fifteen hours of advanced graduate accounting electives (excluding ACCT 6300 and ACCT 6305)

Other Graduate Business Electives (9 hours)

Three semester hours from:

  • ECON 6306 - Seminar in Advanced Macroeconomic Theory 3
  • ECON 6312 - Seminar in Money and Banking 3
  • ECON 6341 - Seminar in International Economics and Economic Development 3 
Six semester hours of graduate elective courses in economics (ECON), finance (FIN), or computer information and decision management (CIDM)

Pass Comprehensive Final Exam

During the last semester of course work for the B.B.A./M.P.A. degree, the student will be required to take a comprehensive written and/or oral exam covering the M.P.A. core courses. The examination will be administered by a three-member graduate accounting faculty committee. If the student fails the first examination, one semester or the equivalent (16 weeks or two summer sessions) must elapse before the student takes the exam again. Additional course work or directed study will be recommended for the student in the interim.

Advising Services Degree Checklists

The following Degree Checklist is available by linking to Advising Services Degree Checklists:

  • Accounting CPA Exam Preparation B.B.A./M.P.A.


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