Integrated study options enable attainment of a Master of Accountancy (“MAcc”) degree in five years or less, satisfying the 150-hour education requirement for CPA licensure common in most states. Undergraduate accountancy students at Case Western Reserve University are strongly advised to enter and complete the Master of Accountancy program in their fifth year.
Joint B.S. in Accounting/Master of Accountancy
The University policies regarding the Joint B.S. in Accounting/Master of Accountancy program permit such students an opportunity to complete the Master of Accountancy in 30 hours rather than 36, if course selection is properly planned. These students are permitted to count 6 hours of coursework towards both degrees. After completion of the senior year, these students then enroll as a graduate student in the Weatherhead School of Management to complete the master’s degree.
Accelerated B.S. in Accounting/Master of Accountancy
One other option exists for certain highly qualified Case Western Reserve University accountancy students who may be highly motivated to complete both their B.S. in Accounting and the Master of Accountancy in a timely manner. This program, the Accelerated B.S. in Accounting/MAcc program, allows students to complete both degrees within the eight academic semesters as an undergraduate student. In some cases, one additional semester of study is needed to complete both degrees, at which time the student would be considered a Weatherhead graduate student. These students are also permitted to count 6 hours of coursework towards both degrees. Because of the necessity for proper planning of coursework and programs, undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to apply for the Master of Accountancy in the junior year.
B.S. in Accounting
|WSOM SAGES & General Education||39|
|Accounting & Management||36|
|Research & Communication||3|
|Capstone Strategy Course||3|
|B.S. Total:||116 credit hours|
|Master of Accountancy|
36 credit hours
152 credit hours
* Six credit hours taken at the graduate level are double counted for the undergraduate program fulfilling the degree requirements for both degrees and bringing the Grand Total to 152 rather than 158.