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Combined Bachelor of Science in Accounting/ Master of Accounting (BS/MAcc)

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About the Combined BS/MAcc Program

Florida State University students majoring in accounting can get a jump-start on a master’s degree in accounting by applying to the Combined Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Master of Accounting (BS/MAcc) program.

Why should you consider combining undergraduate and graduate studies?

The combined program allows highly qualified undergraduate students the opportunity to accelerate their coursework and get a head start on graduate school by taking up to nine hours of coursework that will double count for graduate and undergraduate degree requirements.

For more information, contact Holly Sudano, BS/MAcc Program Director, or complete our online form to receive information by email. To learn more about the BS/MAcc program, download the brochure (PDF).  

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Apply Today

Apply for the Combined Bachelor of Science in Accounting/Master of Accounting (BS/MAcc) today by completing the Graduate Programs Office’s online form.

Interested students should apply for the program before registering for senior coursework. Preferred application deadlines are May 1, Aug. 1 or Dec. 1 of the second semester of your junior year.

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Top FSU undergraduate accounting students can opt for the combined bachelor’s/master’s program that allows them to streamline their studies. Students must meet the following criteria: an overall GPA of at least 3.4, an upper-division GPA of at least 3.2 and an upper-division accounting GPA of at least 3.2 based on at least four upper-division accounting courses.

Interested eligible students apply for the combined program by the end of the second semester of their junior year. Admitted students are then able to register for graduate courses the final semester of their senior year.

Students admitted will still be required to apply separately to the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program. Students should do this during the first semester of their senior year.

While students entering the combined program are typically on track for admission to the MAcc program, students still must meet MAcc application requirements. Visit the MAcc degree page to learn more about what application materials will be needed, including recommendations, personal statements and requirements for an acceptable GMAT score or information on how to qualify for a GMAT waiver.

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Students in the Combined BS/MAcc program can take up to nine hours of graduate work that will double count for their graduate and undergraduate degree requirements. Combined program students must average a 3.0 GPA or higher in the three double-counted courses in order for their work to count toward the MAcc degree.

The graduate classes are more advanced than the undergraduate classes that they are replacing and will provide additional information needed to meet the standard skills and knowledge required by the university and expected by employers hiring master’s graduates.

Students in the Combined BS/MAcc program can substitute the following graduate courses for three undergraduate courses:

ACG 5216 Advanced Accounting
Combined program substitution for ACG 4201 Financial Accounting and Reporting III
Prerequisite: ACG 3111. This course provides an in-depth study of financial reporting and accounting principles related to investments, business combinations, consolidated enterprises, and foreign operations and the statement of cash flows.

BUL 5335 Law for Accountancy
Combined program substitution for BUL 3351 U.C.C. and Law for Accountancy
This course exposes students to the basic concepts of law as applied to the accounting profession. The focus is on the application and analysis of legal and ethical principles.

TAX 5015 Federal Income Tax Accounting II
Combined program substitution for TAX 4011 Federal Tax Accounting II
Prerequisite: TAX 4001. This course explores concepts and methods of determining income of corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts for tax purposes as well as interpretation of Internal Revenue Code, related regulations, and tax advisory services.

For information on how the combined program’s accelerated studies will shorten MAcc curriculum requirements, visit the MAcc page.

Combined program students not accepted into the MAcc program may not continue with the combined program.

Please note: Program requirements are subject to change.

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Program Costs

The combined program double counts up to 9 credit hours in the undergraduate accounting major and the MAcc program, streamlining the workload. Eligible students may benefit by applying remaining undergraduate Bright Futures award toward a portion of the 9 credit hours of graduate coursework tuition and fees that are being counted toward both degrees.

For program costs for the 2017-2018 academic year and a breakdown of on-campus student fees and their explanations, visit the university’s Tuition Rates page.

Learn more about why our graduate programs are considered “A Smart Choice in Value.

Read more about the college’s financial assistance options for undergraduate and graduate students.

You may also visit Florida State's financial aid website for more information on types of financial aid.

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Request more information

To request more information on the Combined BS/MAcc, email the Graduate Programs Office.

, 821 Academic Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1110
Tel: 850-644-3090 Fax: 850-644-0915

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